Return to Monkey Island has a large cameo for The Last of Us and also Uncharted supervisor Neil Druckmann, and also it’s not also the very first crossover in between these 2 unique pc gaming globes.
Druckmann, best called the innovative supervisor of The Last of Us, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, and also The Last of Us Part II, voices a small personality in Return to Monkey Island. You might not acknowledge his voice when you hear it, however as Eurogamer (opens up in brand-new tab) notes, there’s indisputable his name in the actors listing of the credit histories.
I have not gotten to the factor where Druckmann’s personality shows up, and also it’s obviously fairly deep in the game – I’ve not yet encountered him via the very first 3 phases. But you do not require to take anybody’s word concerning his look. Druckmann tweeted concerning his function in the game, calling the cameo among his “life goals.” That tweet is currently pinned to the top of Druckmann’s Twitter profile (opens up in brand-new tab), as well.
If you require any type of evidence that there’s some actual Monkey Island fandom at Naughty Dog, look no more than Uncharted 4. During that game, you’ll stumble upon a collection of pictures of pirate captains, consisting of one called ‘Guy Wood,’ a noticeable homage to Monkey Island lead character Guybrush Threepwood.
“I asked one of the concept artists to do it,” Druckmann claimed in a 2016 meeting with VentureBeat (opens up in brand-new tab) when inquired about the Easter egg. “I thought I would just sneak it in there, and then word got out that it was in the game. Then HR came up to me and said we had to get permission for it. We couldn’t leave it in the game. So I thought, dammit, Disney will make us take it out. But we reached out to Disney and they actually said they were flattered, so we could go for it. That was pretty cool.”
We call the brand-new journey game a “a nostalgic, swashbuckling adventure you won’t want to miss” in our 4.5 celebrity Return to Monkey Island review, and also it’s well worth looking into also if you’re not a Druckmann-degree follower of the famous collection.