LucasArts Classics Coming to GOG.com - Update

 Pages 1 2 NEXT
 

LucasArts Classics Coming to GOG.com - Update

Monkey Island

Six games will be in GOG's first wave of old-school LucasArts titles, with a total of 30 heading to the distribution service.

Update: GOG has officially confirmed the addition of Disney Interactive/LucasFilm as a new publisher. It also lists six games that are out right now from the catalog, including the X-wing and Tie Fighter Special Editions, The Secret of Monkey Island and Knights of the Old Republic. More than 20 titles will eventually be released.

Original Story: LucasArts may be dead, but its iconic library of games will forever live on in gamers' hearts. Old-school hits like X-Wing, Tie Fighter, and Sam & Max Hit the Road have been hard to find in any form for years, but GOG.com is about to change that. The distribution service has reportedly made a deal with Disney, new owner of all things Lucas, and as a result, Star Wars: X-Wing and Star Wars: Tie Fighter will be getting special edition re-releases.

GOG was forced to show its hand when forum users found the Star Wars games, along with other hits, listed on the site. It appears that the news was set to go live tomorrow, and most of the related links now lead to error pages, but Polygon reports that the partnership with Disney will result in 30 DRM-free games being added to GOG's library.

In addition to the complete versions of X-Wing and Tie Fighter, other games revealed in the leak are Sam & Max Hit the Road, The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition, Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis, and Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic. As for the other titles rounding out the list of 30, your guess is as good as mine... and you should give me those guesses in the comments. If anyone's wondering what I'd like to see, a remastered version of Maniac Mansion or Day of the Tentacle will do nicely.

Source: Polygon

Permalink

"In addition to the complete versions of X-Wing and Tie Fighter"
Just gonna say it so nobody else has to
SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY!
Just hope they don't need a joystick or I'm boned.

I want to see Day of the Tentacle. That game was awesome!

Please let one of those 30 games be Escape from Monkey Island? I know it's not great but I'd still like to play it, and it barely works on XP and beyond.

Awwwww Yisss, Sam & Max: Hit the Road! Not only one of the best point & click adventure games ever made but one of the funniest to boot.

As for upcoming releases I imagine the Jedi Knight games will also be popping alongside maybe the old Rebel Assault games as well. Knights of the Old Republic 1 and 2 are almost a sure thing sooner or later, Grim Fandango as well seeing how highly requested they are.

And then maybe if we're lucky we'll get the best Lucasarts game of all time: Star Wars Yoda Stories!

This...this is a dream come true! Insta-buys for X-Wing and Tie Fighter!

Let the celebration commence!

The Special Edition release of Star Wars: TIE Fighter will include the Defender of the Empire expansion, both in the 1994 and 1998 versions, GOG.com says.

OH HELL YES!!!

This is an instance where the original is better than the remake, as the iMUSE dynamic soundtrack was far more immersive than the Redbook audio ripped from the films.

I only hope the 1994 version comes with the digitized speech of the Collector's Edition CD-ROM release.

Xan Krieger:
"In addition to the complete versions of X-Wing and Tie Fighter"
Just gonna say it so nobody else has to
SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY!
Just hope they don't need a joystick or I'm boned.

Yep. They'll get my money too. :)

I wonder if it happens to be a big seller developers might finally have another look at genre again. according to Wiki EA has the license to "develop Star Wars games for the core gaming market" So I wonder if it might give them pause to develop something new.

X-Wing and TIE Fighter? Yes please! I've been trying to get my old versions of those to install for ages, and it's a bloody hassle! So much so that I've just given up. Getting them from GOG ready to go with DOSbox included in the install is perfect!

Ohhhhh my goodness. All the X-Wing. ALLTHE X-WING.

I realized a little while ago some of my strongest gaming memories growing up were from space combat sims - Wing Commander, X-Wing/Tie Fighter and Descent: Freespace. Getting another piece of nostalgia back on my hard drive will be a glorious day indeed.

Xan Krieger:
"In addition to the complete versions of X-Wing and Tie Fighter"
Just gonna say it so nobody else has to
SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY!
Just hope they don't need a joystick or I'm boned.

I seem to remember they can be played with mouse and keyboard as I did that on the computer lab PCs back in college, however it's fair to say the experience is significantly better with a good stick.

SteinarB:

Xan Krieger:
"In addition to the complete versions of X-Wing and Tie Fighter"
Just gonna say it so nobody else has to
SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY!
Just hope they don't need a joystick or I'm boned.

I seem to remember they can be played with mouse and keyboard as I did that on the computer lab PCs back in college, however it's fair to say the experience is significantly better with a good stick.

I used to have a joystick but when it broke I never got another so I'm hoping it's mouse and keyboard. It was a fairly basic stick and I kinda miss it, the throttle derped and would never go above 66% which in combat meant I was just a slow moving target.

Xan Krieger:
"In addition to the complete versions of X-Wing and Tie Fighter"
Just gonna say it so nobody else has to
SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY!
Just hope they don't need a joystick or I'm boned.

You can get a cheap reliable stick for 30 bucks so even if it does need one you wont be to put out.

Wait wait... X-Wing and Tie Fighter? That I won't have to do 101 hotfixes and user made fixes to make work only to find out they still don't run right on my modern PC? Meaning they'll work as soon as they're d/l'ed and installed?
I swear if an X-Wing/Tie Fighter simulator HD remake is announced, I may die of extreme happy shock.

Imperioratorex Caprae:
Wait wait... X-Wing and Tie Fighter? That I won't have to do 101 hotfixes and user made fixes to make work only to find out they still don't run right on my modern PC? Meaning they'll work as soon as they're d/l'ed and installed?
I swear if an X-Wing/Tie Fighter simulator HD remake is announced, I may die of extreme happy shock.

Oh, yes. This news almost brings a tear of joy to my eye :´) Getting these games to run nowadays is a nightmare, and since floppy drives disappeared, I have no way of installing X-Wing anyway. And unfortunately as the years passed, my Imperial Pursuit and B-Wing disks have also long disappeared.

I'd definitively fire up X-Wing for the nostalgia, but I'm not sure I'll have the patience for a complete replay. Some of those missions were HARD! So hard in fact that today's coddled audience would probably denounce the game for being completely "unfair" or even "broken".

TIE Fighter on the other hand is more polished, detailed and interesting. That rare sequel that manages to improve upon the original across the board without compromising anything that made the original great. Including better balancing. I'd love to step into one of those death traps again.

Did we need another reason to mention how damn awesome GOG is? No, but to hell with it, GOG is awesome. X-Wing Tie Fighter here I come!

Now it just needs to get a few more certain titles *cough* Mechwarrior 2 Mercs *cough* and I can die happy.

Tiamat666:

TIE Fighter on the other hand is more polished, detailed and interesting. That rare sequel that manages to improve upon the original across the board without compromising anything that made the original great. Including better balancing. I'd love to step into one of those death traps again.

I have probably lost a lot of skill over the years due to being unable to play but back in the day I could use an A-wing to take out a Nebulon-B frigate without taking damage, which was hell because of all the friggin' lasers on that beast. Strangely over-powered ship considering they're not supposed to be that much of a threat really.

Now if GoG releases x-wing Alliance as well I wouldn't see the light of day for probably a month. :D

image

Grim Fandango? Come on...

Stay on target! Stay on target!

Neverhoodian:
This...this is a dream come true! Insta-buys for X-Wing and Tie Fighter!

Let the celebration commence!

The Special Edition release of Star Wars: TIE Fighter will include the Defender of the Empire expansion, both in the 1994 and 1998 versions, GOG.com says.

OH HELL YES!!!

This is an instance where the original is better than the remake, as the iMUSE dynamic soundtrack was far more immersive than the Redbook audio ripped from the films.

I only hope the 1994 version comes with the digitized speech of the Collector's Edition CD-ROM release.

Acknowledged. Gamma. 2. Using your target for attack!

If One of those 30 games on the list is Afterlife i am so buying it

Another vote for Day of the Tentacle, which was an absolute masterpiece of puzzling and very funny as well.

(And Captcha seems to agree: 'bated breath' indeed)

...huh...so that explains why my wallet was crying out in agony...

image

Saw this coming, but that still doesn't make it any less magical.

I REALLY hope they get games like 'Yoda Story' and Jedi_Power_Battles and Masters_of_Teräs_Käsi.

You don't say.... I might have some work to do....

Get Curse of Monkey Island (Escape would be nice too) and Full Throttle on there and I'll be all over that shit.
But Sam & Max makes me very happy.

Hatchet90:
Grim Fandango? Come on...

I can wait for the remaster. Hopefully it's not too far away.

I felt a great disturbance in the Force... as if millions of wallets suddenly opened in unison and were emptied.

The only Lucasarts game I could never get my hands on was 'The Dig.' *waves hand* This is the game you're looking for.

sleeky01:
Yep. They'll get my money too. :)

I wonder if it happens to be a big seller developers might finally have another look at genre again. according to Wiki EA has the license to "develop Star Wars games for the core gaming market" So I wonder if it might give them pause to develop something new.

My guess?

Somebody at EA/Disney is keeping an eye on Elite: Dangerous and Star Citizen, particularly post-release. They'll be the proving ground both to see what would be expected out of a modern space combat game and whether the market looks big enough for them to take the risk of development.

Tanis:

I REALLY hope they get games like 'Yoda Story' and Jedi_Power_Battles and Masters_of_Teräs_Käsi.

I doubt Power Battles or Teras Kasi will be released on PC anytime soon since they both were console only (PS1 for Teras Kasi and Dreamcast, GBA, and PS1 for Jedi Power Battles).
Yoda Story, I'd forgotten about that little game... I got it in a bundle and was actually delighted on how entertaining it was... for a Win95 game.

Soviet Heavy:

Acknowledged. Gamma. 2. Using your target for attack!

"Good-work-Gamma-2-secondary-mission-objectives-complete. The Emperor will be pleased."

Good times, good times...

Neverhoodian:

Soviet Heavy:

Acknowledged. Gamma. 2. Using your target for attack!

"Good-work-Gamma-2-secondary-mission-objectives-complete. The Emperor will be pleased."

Good times, good times...

Best campaign in that game had to be the guerrilla war against Admiral Harkov. You get drawn into a trap in a minefield against two ace pilots, and then out of nowhere the Osprey arrives and pulls a ballsy extraction. Then you spend the rest of the campaign raiding Harkov's shipping and tearing down his Rebel allies.

Sigh...I suppose it's too much to hope for a console port, right? Nuts. Played X-wing to DEATH when I was kid. To. Death.

Hope the rest of you get to enjoy it. It really is an awesome game and by far the closest thing to Star Wars that I have ever played, including the Rogue Squadron games.

Tie Fighter...?

Tie Fighter!?

TIE FIGHTER!!!!!

My favorite game of all time available for download soon? Life is about to get so awesome.

The hilarious thing is me and my fiancee were watching Return of the Jedi Rifftrax commentary last night and I was telling her how I wish X-Wing and Tie Fighter were on GOG or Steam because I miss playing them so much... and then BOOM! Next day it's announced they are coming.

Happy Day!

Coruh! Corray!

This is the first time in years that I've been excited for a new release, damn that's a bad sign. Wallet prepare for impact!!

 Pages 1 2 NEXT

Reply to Thread

Log in or Register to Comment
Have an account? Login below:
With Facebook:Login With Facebook
or
Username:  
Password:  
  
Not registered? To sign up for an account with The Escapist:
Register With Facebook
Register With Facebook
or
Register for a free account here