LucasArts games given new lease of life

The retro gaming world is abuzz with news that and LucasArts have struck a deal that will see some of the industry’s most beloved games seeing special edition digital releases. First off the blocks: Star Wars: X-Wing and its sequel, Star Wars: TIE Fighter.

Star Wars: X-Wing

Star Wars: X-Wing

These two classic space combat sims were first released for DOS computers back in the early 90s (which we can’t believe was 20 years ago), and have not been made available digitally since.

We weren’t supposed to know about‘s plans until later this week, but intrepid members of the site’s forums discovered the news a little early. Alongside X-Wing and TIE Fighter, it seems is also getting ready to publish Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, The Secret of Monkey Island, Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis and Sam & Max Hit The Road. We’re told the partnership with Disney (who now owns LucasArts) will include around 30 games.

Star Wars: X-Wing Special Edition will also include both Tour of Duty expansions, Imperial Pursuit and B-Wing, while the Special Edition of Star Wars: TIE Fighter also includes Defender of the Empire. Both games are earmarked for a US$9.99 pricetag on launch, with more details due out this week.

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