SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – July 6, 2009 – Fans have asked
has delivered! Today 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 will be made available Wednesday, July 8 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 to be released on July 8 via Steam includes:
- 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
"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."
This series of launches continues LucasArts' new mission to revitalize
its deep portfolio of beloved gaming franchises.
LucasArts previously announced the return of the classic Monkey
Island franchise with two new projects due to be released in
the near future. Tomorrow, July 7, Telltale will premiere the Tales
of Monkey Island game series on PC, delivering a completely
new epic storyline and swashbuckling flair that will unfold across
five monthly episodes. The first Tales of Monkey Island
chapter is expected to release for WiiWare in the coming weeks as
The Monkey Island celebration continues on July 15 when
LucasArts publishes The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition,
a completely re-imagined version of the first game in the series
that adds updated high definition graphics, a re-mastered musical
score, and full voiceover to the classic adventure game originally
launched in 1990. The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition
will be made available on Xbox LIVE Arcade for the Xbox 360 video
game and entertainment system from Microsoft, and PC via Steam and
other online distribution channels.
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