Good Old Games just added a whole bunch of heavy hitters to its roster, snagging six Lucasfilms titles including games from the Star Wars, Sam and Max and Monkey Island universes.
Good Old Games, or better known as GOG, is a digital game distributer that, as its name implies, specializes in titles from yesteryear. While you can get some of your new gen fix on GOG, the site is usually where many gamers turn in order to discover classics they either missed out on or simply want to play again. The company’s motto is that you’ll never pay more than $10 for a game, which holds true for these new Lucasfilms acquisitions.
If you head over to gog.com right now, you’ll see these new games highlighted front and center on the launch page. While the initial lineup includes six games, there’s also a small banner that promises more Lucasfilms games are on the way.
From the get-go, you can get your hands on a trio of Star Wars games, including X-Wing: Special Edition, Tie Fighter: Special Edition and Knights of the Old Republic. Each of those bad boys will set you back $9.99.
Also in the 10 dollar range is The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition, for those of you who get a kick out of adventure games and would prefer pirate humor to, say, blowing up enemy ships in a galaxy far, far away.
Also included in this initial launch are Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis and Sam & Max Hit the Road, another pair of adventure games that’ll set you back just $5.99. One sports the legendary, whip-cracking adventurer while the other features a pair of detectives that just so happen to be a dog and a bunny.
As for GOG, it’s clear that the publisher is very excited to add these games to its catalog.
“The day has finally come and the holy grail of classic gaming has arrived on gog.com,” reads the official announcement. “The DRM-free digital distributor is proud to be teaming up with Disney Interactive to bring more than 20 classic Lucasfilm titles to gog.com.”
That’s right, folks, the first batch is only about a quarter of the total Lucasfilms package heading to the distributor, though no hints as to what else can be expected have been provided at this time. Fingers crossed for Grim Fandango or pretty much anything Tim Schafer got his hands on, if you ask me. Not that those are the only great games from Lucasfilms, but rather some especially shiny offerings amongst a horde of gems.
“We are very excited to be able to bring these classic interactive titles to our platform; it has been a long-time dream of ours,” said gog.com Managing Director Guillaume Rambourg. “Luckily, Disney Interactive is always looking for new ways to give players access to content, so this was a natural collaboration. To those playing these titles for the first time…May the Force be with you.”