The first round of releases from the company features several adventure classics.
After finally seeing the light and announcing The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition during this year's E3 along with the new Tales of Monkey Island episodic series from Telltale Games, LucasArts promised further announcements about its efforts to revitalize its back catalog of classics. While not quite the "amazing" announcement this past weekend's tease from the company claimed (it's more like a righting of wrongs really), today's announcement that 10 LucasArts classics are coming to Steam this Wednesday, July 8th, is certainly a good step in the right direction.
The titles making their way to Steam include:
- Armed and Dangerous
- Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis
- Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade: The Graphic Adventure
- LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventure
- Star Wars Battlefront II
- Star Wars Republic Commando
- Star Wars Starfighter
- The Dig
- Thrillville: Off the Rails
We'll be honest, we were expecting more HD remakes of LucasArts classics or full-fledged sequels, but we're not turning up our noses at the chance to own titles like LOOM or the Indiana Jones adventures in convenient download form. Of course this is only the "first round" of releases from the company, so we fully expect titles like Day of the Tentacle, more Monkey Islands, etc. to make their way to the service in future releases. Unfortunately when that'll happen wasn't announced, nor was pricing for any titles in this initial batch.
“This effort is going to make it possible to introduce a whole new generation of gamers to LucasArts’ classic games,” said Darrell Rodriguez, president of LucasArts. “It also gives more people a chance to play our games by making them available long after they’ve disappeared from store shelves. We hope our fans are as excited as we are about our plans and we can’t wait to share what’s coming next. This is just the beginning.”
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