Tales of Monkey Island Telltale's "Best Performing" Title

Tales of Monkey Island Telltale's "Best Performing" Title

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Earlier this month, Telltale's Tales of Monkey Island launched, and it was well-received. How well-received, you ask? According to Telltale CEO Dan Connors, it was the company's best-performing launch yet.

There was a lot riding on the first Monkey Island sequel in almost a decade, Tales' writer Mark Darin told The Escapist: "We knew that after a decade, we had not only a ton of fans to appease, but a whole new audience to introduce Monkey Island to."

Apparently, they did a good job of it, too. Not only was the game a critical hit (Spoilers!) but it seems to have done well amongst consumers at large as well. "It was a great launch for us," Telltale CEO Dan Connors told Videogamer. "We're really happy with it. I think it even exceeded our expectations."

"Unfortunately I can't get into the specific numbers," he said. "But I would definitely say it's our strongest performing franchise to date. We're pretty excited. It was number one on Steam for a few days. It did really well. It's been our best performing title from our side as well."

Well, that's good. Introducing a new generation of gamers to the timeless Guybrush Threepwood and friends can only be a good thing. One wonders how future installments in the episodic Tales franchise will fare - will word of mouth drive them even higher?

(Via VG247)

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This comes as no surprise to me as the game was bloody marvellous.
And, thanks to this, I've been able to show my friends why I hold the Monkey island games in such high regard as they've never played them before this.

Hopefully, the next four episodes will be just as good.

I have a feeling of smug satisfaction about this. Quality storytelling and comedy never goes out of style. I'm very happy it hasn't been a let down.

It has the Thief sign from QFG. It wins.

This is very happy to see. I haven't been able to pick it up yet, but it is definitely on 'the list'. With any luck, between this and how well the old LucasArts games that went up on Steam seem to be doing, we might start to see some new graphic adventure style games in the future.

Here's hoping, anyway.

 

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