Building A Better Guybrush Threepwood

Rather than bury us in another flood of screenshots for Monkey Island 2 Special Edition: LeChuck's Revenge, LucasArts gives us a behind-the-scenes look at what goes into bringing Guybrish Threepwood to life from 19-year-old sprites.

For an iconic video game leading man, Guybrush Threepwood's look is open to a lot of interpretation. LucasArts went through at least four different versions of the master pirate before settling on one the designers felt was perfect.

Personally I thought they nailed it in the first image, with the slightly rounder Guy, though it might be too reminiscent of Booger from Revenge of the Nerds for some. Instead, LucasArts went slimmer and slimmer, finally coming up with a Guybrush suitable for portrayal by a very young Hugh Laurie.

Which is your favourite? Do you prefer your Threepwood reedy or stout?

Monkey Island 2 Special Edition: LeChuck's Revenge is coming to the iPhone, iPod Touch, Mac, PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 this winter.


    I have to say I think v3 is the best, very reminiscent of curse's Guybrush

      I agree, but I don't really dig the stubbly beard.

        But if he doesn't have a stubbly beard, you'd miss out on all the beard-based humour :o

      Another vote for 3 here, but saying that as a diehard 'Curse' fan probably doesn't mean much :)

    I think 3 is the standout. Guybrush is an ineffectual wuss and thats key to the character. He can't be carrying a few extra kilos like in 4 and as for 5, he looks heroic! There could even be muscles under there! So wrong

    Three for me.

    3 is winrar.

    Relative to the sprites, v4 is the most similar, but for guybrush in general vers 3 wins.

    3! for sure. COMI ftw

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