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Five Characters Revealed in Ron Gilbert's Upcoming Game

Monkey Island creator Ron Gilbert has begun revealing a new character a day from his unannounced upcoming game at Double Fine Productions (Brutal Legend, Psychonauts) at his blog, Grumpy Gamer.
Here's what we've seen of the cast list so far:
  • The scientist; a woman wearing over-sized red horn-rimmed glasses and a labcoat.
  • The Adventurer; a blonde woman in a fighter pilot getup.
  • The Time Traveller; a woman with a glowing blue Geordi La Forge-esque visor with matching bracelets and a helmet.
  • The Hillbilly; a bearded sparse-toothed yokel in a tattered straw hat.
  • The monk; A man in a red toga whose shaved head and shifty eyes seem all kinds of suspicious.
Additionally, a piece of concept art was sent to Joystiq in the form of a puzzle, along with a spooky skeletal version of Double Fine's already demented Siamese-twin logo.
Whatever this new game it, it appears to be a goofy spin on horror, which is unsurprising given that Gilbert created Manic Mansion and Double Fine founder, Tim Schafer, co-directed its sequel, Day of the Tentacle. This will not be a sequel though, as that property is owned by LucasArts, but whatever this new mystery game is, it sure looks kooky.


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