The Monkey Island SCUMM Bar:

Your temporary Return to Monkey Island Resource Center!

Current Media…

The Pirate Leaders teaser
Pirate Leaders teaser
Monkey Island teaser
Wally teaser
LeChuck teaser
Pirate leaders teaser
Brrr Muda teaser
Mêlée Island Teaser
Title card scene
Gameplay scene
Announcement scene

ReMI screenshot
ReMI screenshot
ReMI screenshot
ReMI screenshot
ReMI screenshot
ReMI screenshot
ReMI screenshot
ReMI screenshot
ReMI screenshot
ReMI screenshot
ReMI screenshot
ReMI screenshot

Latest News…

News Bulletins! When…

Winding down

: So, that’s that then. Return to Monkey Island is out, released to almost unprecedented critical acclaim and reportedly selling very well on Steam. Our review is what was posted on Mojo, but to summarize the Bar’s opinions: It’s an amazing game, the best since LeChuck’s Revenge. Much respect. As for The SCUMM Bar, the long promised migration to Mojo is about to start. A lot of new content is forthcoming, just under a different banner. Stay tuned. We might be winding down here, but we are firing up elsewhere! (Sep 21, 2022)
Sep 21, 2022

9 am PDT on Monday, put in in your Filofax

: … because that’s when Return to Monkey Island releases! Check your own timezone—and, meanwhile, read our Ron Gilbert and Dave Grossman interview. (Sep 16, 2022)
Sep 16, 2022

Pre-ReMI #MonkeyIslandMonday concludes...

: ... and we once again meet the ex-Pirate Leaders who drop some news on Guybrush. Either view the video on top of this page or run to Mojo for more. (Sep 12, 2022)
Sep 12, 2022

#MonkeyIslandMonday shows the faces of doom

: Doom meaning the Pirate Leaders who are finally ready for their close-up! View the video and squeal over the fact there only are two weeks left. (Sep 05, 2022)
Sep 05, 2022

#MonkeyIslandMonday teases like a tease

: Look, I'm keeping quiet at this point as we're close to the release. But, as always, check the top of the page for another new video. (Aug 29, 2022)
Aug 29, 2022

Pre-orders ready to go as Return to Monkey Island release date is set to September 19th.

: Aka Talk Like a Pirate Day. As previously reported, Return to Monkey Island will run you $25. You can pre-order on Steam and Switch. More over at Mojo! (Aug 23, 2022)
Aug 23, 2022

More The SCUMM Bar makes your day brighter

: Ah yes, it’s Monday and thus #MonkeyIslandMonday. This time, we get a look inside The SCUMM Bar—hey-o!—and a demo of the interface in action. And those iMuse like effects? Woo! Watch it here. (Aug 22, 2022)
Aug 22, 2022

PC Gamer old-school previews Return

: Print is apparently alive and maybe well, and PC Gamer UK (a true stalwart) has published a preview of ReMI. You can pick up the October issue in the shops or go read it in the PC Gamer app. (It’s not a bad article, but also not a must read. Other than the screenshot of German that is.) (Aug 18, 2022)
Aug 18, 2022

Wally has a voice

: #MonkeyIslandMonday rolls on, this time with a long video starring one Wally B. Feed. A lot to unpack in this one, so read on for more! (Aug 15, 2022)
Aug 15, 2022

Reddit makes a bold release date prediction

: September 1st. We highly doubt it. We have more over at Mojo. (Aug 13, 2022)
Aug 13, 2022

More Return to Monkey Island to be revealed on August 23rd

: What a world premiere actually means is anyone’s guess, but gamescom is teaming up with Ronzo to reveal something or other on the 23rd, 11 am PDT. Need a reminder closer to the date? Here’s a calendar file to put it on your phone! (Aug 12, 2022)
Aug 12, 2022

Return to Monkey Island set to retail for $25

: Or so claims Nintendo and who are we to argue with them? More here! (Aug 11, 2022)
Aug 11, 2022

LeChuck revealed and a handful of other updates

: We made the bold move to take a few weeks off, yet that didn't stop Return to Monkey Island news from coming in. Imagine that! So, to keep it short: At the top of the site, you'll see the latest #MonkeyIslandMonday videos, including Jess Harnell's excellent interpretation of LeChuck. Furthermore, the Confirmed Characters list has been updated with a handful of quasi-speculated-on actors. The question now is: How long until we learn the release date? (Aug 08, 2022)
Aug 08, 2022

Awesomeness keeps being shown

: Another Monday, another Return to Monkey Island tease. This time, you get a new location, new cue, dialogue, and a peek at the interface, all looking top notch. Check it out. (Jul 25, 2022)
Jul 25, 2022

The SCUMM Bar, revealed

: And it looks goddamn gorgeous. Check out the ten-second teaser of Mêlée Island, where the SCUMM Bar is fashionably revealed. It all looks and sounds 👌. (Jul 18, 2022)
Jul 18, 2022

Dam dam dam-dam!

: Part one of Return to Monkey Island has a name: A Friendly Place. And it looks and sounds glorious. Go check it out. (Jul 11, 2022)
Jul 11, 2022

Return to Monkey Island trailer, screenshots, and I don't even know what

: The easiest way to access it all is probably the official site, which contains all the media, as well as a small interactive game. There's a lot to take in, but to summarize it all: it looks amazing. We will update this site soon. (Jun 28, 2022)
Jun 28, 2022

Marius Remains a Gentleman and a Scholar; Another Chance for a Trailer Tomorrow

: First, check out MajusArts’ Monkey Island 2 Flash Film for what might be the ultimate retelling of LeChuck’s Revenge. Then, set yourself up for disappointment for when the Return to Monkey Island trailer won’t make its debut at Nintendo Direct Mini tomorrow. But maaaaybe it will? Either way, fingers crossed for tomorrow, June 28th, 6 am PDT. (Or check your timezone.) (Jun 27, 2022)
Jun 27, 2022

A Few Site Fixes

: Fun -- fun-ish -- fact: The SCUMM Bar codebase turns twenty years old this September. Not shockingly, some things have started to break, and we are using gum to patch them back together. For now, the screenshots have been fixed, as have a few other image-based sections. And we are overhauling the backend and front-end to something slightly more modern. Hopefully, that will go live before 2032. (But no guarantees.) (Jun 21, 2022)
Jun 21, 2022

Noah Falstein Drops Major Return to Monkey Island Impressions

: No, not about the plot, but about the storytelling itself. To wit: I think it is some of Ron's best work I've ever seen [..] What I experienced in the first ten minutes of the game, and I can't talk about it, but Ron and Dave did something I thought was impossible in terms of storytelling, and they pull it off admirably. [..] It's a beautiful work of art. [..] I fully can expect Return to Monkey Island to be the subject of Masters and Ph.D. thesis. For more, head to Mojo or watch the ReMI parts over on Twitch. (Jun 13, 2022)
Jun 13, 2022

A Big load of Nothing

: As you probably already know, the trailer did not debut during Devolver’s extravaganza. Bummer! We expect something to happen soon, mind you. (Jun 13, 2022)
Jun 13, 2022

Devolver Digital Summer Game Fest Reminder

: In all likelihood we will see a proper Return to Monkey Island trailer today when Devolver launches into one of their (bizarre) showcases. The event takes place 3 pm PDT -- check your own time zone -- as part of Summer Game Fest. (Jun 09, 2022)
Jun 09, 2022

DREAMM, the ultimate SCUMM emulator, is now in beta

: Caveat: You will need Windows to run it (and the game executables), but DREAMM is as close as you’ll get to the original experience of playing the SCUMM games of yore. Read more at Mojo or go straight to author Aaron Giles’s DREAMM site to download the software. (Jun 08, 2022)
Jun 08, 2022

Music Downloads…

Track Download
Announcement Trailer ScoreDownload
Gameplay Trailer ScoreDownload
Title CardDownload


Interviews… When…
GamesBeat #2
The Sydney Morning Herald
Ars Technica
The Verge
Adventure Gamers

Confirmed Characters…

Confirmed Characters… Voiced By…
Guybrush Threepwood Dominic Armato
Murray Denny Delk
LeChuck Jess Harnell
Elaine Marley Alexandra Boyd
Herman Toothrot Wally Wingert
Wally B. Feed Neil Ross
Mêlée Island Lookout Rob Paulsen
Stan Gavin Hammon
Voodoo Lady Not confirmed, but likely Leilani Jones
A locksmith? ?!
A judge of some sort? ?!
The three pirates from the Secret of Monkey Island cover ?!
Three new Pirate Leaders ?!
The original Pirate Leaders Not confirmed, but likely Jess Harnell, Roger Jackson, and Denny Delk
Otis Not confirmed, but likely S. Scott Bullock
Carla Not confirmed, but likely Leilani Jones
The SCUMM Bar cook Not confirmed, but likely Jarion Monroe
Cobb Not confirmed, but likely David Collins
Bob Not confirmed, but likely Rob Paulsen

Confirmed Credits…

Credits… Role…
Ron Gilbert A Game By…
Ron Gilbert & Dave Grossman Designed and Written By
Michael Land, Peter McConnell, Clint Bajakian Music By
Rex Crowle Art Director
David Fox Lead Programmer
Khris Brown Casting & Voice Director
Robert Megone Gameplay Programming & QA
Jenn Sandercock Producer
Jared Emerson-Johnson Music Producer
Noah Falstein Playtesting
Zoé Nguyen Thanh Game Artist