New to Monkey Island? Back when LucasArts was called Lucasfilm Games, a creative young team introduced us to a pirate wannabe named Guybrush Threepwood in The Secret of Monkey Island. This led to a series of swashbuckling adventures where Guybrush became a Mighty Pirate (although not without continuing mis-steps), and the games quickly gained popularity worldwide. Monkey Island has returned in epic fashion this year with the episodic Tales of Monkey Island saga -- the first of which you can get free here.
You need to sign up to the site but worth it for Tales of Monkey Island Chapter 1: Launch of the Screaming Narwhal free.
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About Chapter One
The saga begins with a heated battle involving the brave but often bumbling Mighty Pirate Guybrush, his beloved wife Elaine, and their nemesis, the demon pirate LeChuck. When the showdown goes up in flames, Guybrush finds himself marooned on a strange island with winds that always blow inward. How will our hero manage to escape this meteorological anomaly? What has become of LeChuck and Elaine? And what's the story with the infectious voodoo pox that's spreading across the Caribbean, causing Guybrush and other pirates to act like unruly hooligans? These are just some of the many questions posed in this first chapter of one of the most rollicking and rip-roaring entertainment experiences this summer.
Apparently if you already have this you can get a coupon from telltale for an episode of any other game of theirs - a little bit more here (not sure how it works):http://www.telltalegames.com/community/blogs