Free Monkey Island Game Set to Plunder 'International Talk Like a Pirate Day'

Ever wonder where Pirates of the Caribbean got its inspiration for high-seas swashing adventures with oddly-named characters and zany quests? While we can't say for sure, The Monkey Island series perfected the formula that is used in the films. In honor of International Talk Like a Pirate Day, Telltale Games will give away the first chapter of its new Tales of Monkey Island game – for free!

Once again in the Monkey Island series, players follow the adventures of the quirky pirate known as Guybrush Treepwood. Now married to the lovely Governor Elaine Marley and still battling his evil pirate foe, LeChuck. Yet, after using a voodoo artifact to try and end LeChuck's kidnapping ways, the magic returns LeChuck back to life.

Sound tempting? The first chapter remains free for 24 hours (starting at midnight GMT on September 19), leads into the game's remaining four chapters, which you'll have to pay for. But once you have a taste of the adventure, five months of pirate tales might not be enough.
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