YES! MONKEY ISLAND IS BACK! As a huge fan of LucasArts adventure games, which sadly died out in the late 90s with the rise of the first person shooter, I could not be more excited to see the return of Guybrush Threepwood, his insane dialogue trees, and death-free pirate adventures.

Zombie pirates infected with voodoo pox take center stage in the new "Tales of Monkey Island," which is slated to come out in five chapters this July for both PC and Wiiware. "Sam & Max" (based on the graphic novel of the same name!) has been releasing similar game installments through the same company for a while, which bodes very well.

It's been almost nine years since the last Monkey Island game, and there's probably an entire generation of young gamers who probably have no idea what "How appropriate. You fight like a cow" means. Conveniently, the original game is also getting revamping and released this summer for PC and Xbox Live Arcade as "The Secret of Monkey Island: The Special Edition" so that they might learn.

Video trailer after the jump!