Thimbleweed Park Due For Release Next Month

If you’re old enough to remember Maniac Mansion or even the Monkey Island games (considering it’s been re-released on Xbox 360 and recently released as Games with Gold titles), then you may remember the wit that came along with those titles created by Ron Gilbert (but now owned by Disney due to George Lucas selling LucasArts to them).

Gilbert’s studio Terrible Toybox has announced an official release date for Thimbleweed Park, which tells the tale of a dead body that nobody is interested in. More to the point: There’s a mystery going down with bizarre occurrences and 5 strangers who are connected; but don’t know it yet, and it’s your job to take on the roles of these 5 4 people and a ghost to find out exactly what is happening at this once-populated tourist resort.

Judging from the trailer and screens released about the game thus far, it looks as though Gilbert is trying to re-capture our fond memories of his classics with a modern spin to it. So expect plenty of pop culture references and witty humour when the game drops on 30th March for Xbox One.

Check out the trailer for one of the playable characters below, and you tell me if that doesn’t bring you even the slightest bit of nostalgia.

Will you be picking up this almost-blast from the past when it releases or would you rather see another Monkey Island or even Maniac Mansion title enter our midst? We’d be happy to hear your thoughts and opinions in the comments below.

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