Fans have asked and LucasArts has delivered! On Monday 6th July 2009 the company announced a new initiative in its effort to revive its classic and beloved franchises by making its games available for the first time ever as digital downloads online.
In this first round of releases, ten fan-favorite LucasArts PC games have been made available today on Steam®, Valve Corporation’s delivery and management platform for the PC. Scheduled for release are classic adventure titles like LOOM and The Dig and hit action games including Star Wars Battlefront II and Star Wars Republic Commando.
The complete list of games released today via Steam includes:
* Armed and Dangerous™ – £6.99
* Indiana Jones® and the Fate of Atlantis – £2.99
* Indiana Jones® and the Last Crusade: The Graphic Adventure – £2.99
* LEGO® Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures – £12.99
* LOOM™ – £2.99
* Star Wars Battlefront® II – £12.99
* Star Wars Republic Commando® – £6.99
* Star Wars Starfighter™ – £2.99
* The Dig® – £2.99
* Thrillville®: Off the Rails™ – £12.99
Direct link to the Steam page – Click here!
“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.”
What fantastic new this is for gamers everywhere. The world’s a better place knowing that these classics can be revisited at an affordable price. More importantly you can stop banging on to your kids and younger peers about how they don’t make games like they used to, they can discover for themselves!
Will those adventure games we hold so dear in our memories hold up against modern day scrutiny? At last we get to find out.