Tales of Monkey Island heads to retail in Europe, Collector's Edition announced

Telltale's Tales of Monkey Island is sailing across the ocean for a retail release in Europe and Australia. Set to disembark in April 2011 (hey, traveling by boat ain't fast), the game comes in two editions that include all five episodes in the series, plus a treasure trove of goodies.

The "Premium Edition," priced at £29.99 for the UK, offers production art, desktop wallpapers and "fun forum avatars." The £49.99 "Collector's Edition" holds map of the Gulf of Melange, voodoo card, Club 41 coaster, a piece of eight coin and a Trial of the Century badge. So, if you're Davy Jonesing for some Monkey Island swag, you'll just have to practice holding your breath until April.

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LACE MAMBA GLOBAL ANNOUNCES CONTENTS FOR TALES OF MONKEY ISLANDTM COLLECTOR'S EDITION AND PREMIUM EDITION

Brighton, February 03, 2011 – After shortly having announced to bring Tales of Monkey IslandTM to the retail stores throughout the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Scandinavia and the Benelux countries, Brighton-based publisher Lace Mamba Global today reveals more details on the two retail editions they are going to release:

Premium Edition
Priced £29.99 (RRP), Lace Mamba Global publishes this amazing edition, including all five episodes of the Tales of Monkey Island game, as well as additional digital bonus content, such as

* A production art gallery
* Desktop wallpapers
* Fun forum avatars

Collector's Edition
For £49.99 (RRP), this exclusive Collector's Edition comes in a unique box in the design of a genuine pirates' treasure chest. Additionally to the contents of the Premium Edition, the Collector's Edition includes

* A map of the Gulf of Melange
* A Voodoo Card
* A Drink Coaster from Club 41
* A Pirate piece of Eight coin
* The Trial of the Century badge

Tales of Monkey Island brings Guybrush Threepwood back to PC screens. While explosively stripping the evil pirate LeChuck of his demonic mojo, Guybrush inadvertently infects the entire Caribbean with the arch-fiend's expelled voodoo, which threatens to transform buccaneers into unruly pirate monsters. Pursued by a notorious cut-throat pirate hunter and a creepy French physician who believes that Guybrush's eerily-infected hand holds the secret of eternal life, Threepwood sails the seven seas in search of La Esponja Grande, a legendary sea sponge with unparalleled voodoo exfoliating abilities. But little does Guybrush know, his quest is part of a larger, more sinister plot, and good and evil are not always as they seem...
Who can Guybrush trust? Where can he turn? Everything you think you know will be challenged as Tales of Monkey Island builds to its unexpected finale!
Both editions will be hitting the retail shelves, starting in the UK on April 8, 2011.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.