Telltale's Once-Delisted Tales of Monkey Island Returns to Steam and GOG

Telltale's Once-Delisted Tales of Monkey Island Returns to Steam and GOG

Tales of Monkey Island sails back to storefronts.

When Telltale Games was shuttered in 2018, most of its titles were delisted for all major storefronts. If you didn't have the games purchased already, there was no way to pick up any of Telltale's titles. An entire library of beloved adventure games, closed off to new players.

Batman: The Telltale Series, Batman: The Enemy Within, The Wolf Among Us, and Telltale's The Walking Dead have all returned to various storefronts like Steam, alongside some launches on the Epic Games Store. Now it seems that Tales of Monkey Island is the latest Telltale game to return from the dead. Until July 9, folks can pick up the game for 75 percent off, at a clean $3.74.

Like all of the other returning games, Tales of Monkey Island returned with LCG Entertainment as the developer and Athlon Games as the publisher. The sole exception is Telltale's The Walking Dead, which is now published by The Walking Dead brand owner Skybound Entertainment.

There are still a number of other Telltale games that are still missing in action though. Many of them are probably missing due to licensing agreements, including Tales From the Borderlands, Minecraft: Story Mode, Game of Thrones, Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series, the Sam & Max series, and Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People. When it was announced that Telltale's titles were coming back last year, LCG Entertainment admitted that it had only purchased "some" of the original studio's back catalog. In the meantime, LCG is currently working on The Wolf Among Us 2, after starting from scratch.

It's just another step in the ongoing saga of Telltale Games, a studio that rose to prominence developing episodic adventure games, only to fall in a relatively short period of time. Two years of layoffs and delays saw the studio shuttered entirely in 2018. Now we're waiting to see if The Wolf Among Us 2 can stick the landing and prove that new Telltale still has some of old Telltale's groove.

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Mike Williams

Reviews Editor

M.H. Williams is new to the journalism game, but he's been a gamer since the NES first graced American shores. Third-person action-adventure games are his personal poison: Uncharted, Infamous, and Assassin's Creed just to name a few. If you see him around a convention, he's not hard to spot: Black guy, glasses, and a tie.

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