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Hammock Parties
07-06-2009, 11:55 AM
Back by Popular Demand, LOOM, The Dig, Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis, and
Star Wars Battlefront II Headline List of Games Soon to be Available via Direct

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – July 6, 2009 – Fans have asked and LucasArts 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

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 well.

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.

Future announcements about the re-release of LucasArts’ back catalog titles will be made
through LucasArts’ Twitter feed at http://twitter.com/lucasartsgames.

07-06-2009, 11:56 AM
Nice. I'll have to pick up Fate of Atlantis...I loved that.

07-06-2009, 11:59 AM
I had Star Wars: Rogue Squadron for N64. That was a badass game.

07-06-2009, 12:14 PM
Pitfall Harry, FTW!


07-06-2009, 12:20 PM
No Full Throttle?

Sweet Daddy Hate
07-06-2009, 01:19 PM
Pitfall Harry, FTW!


Yes, I DID get the Pitfall t-shirt for kicking this game's ass back in the day.

07-06-2009, 01:19 PM
No Full Throttle?

Def my thoughts.

Props for rolling out LOOM though.

07-08-2009, 06:16 PM
Anyone buy any of the games today? or has anyone used steam before

Hammock Parties
07-13-2009, 03:12 PM
Each of the ten games has been updated with Windows XP and Vista compatibility. The old adventure titles use "self-running executables"--LucasArts was quite clear they "don't use SCUMMVM or DosBox"--and now support higher resolutions plus smoothing.

As for the copy protection in certain games that required players to consult the manual, that still remains, and digital copies of the manuals are included with those games.

A complete listing of the initial batch of re-releases and their prices follows below:

Armed and Dangerous - $9.99
Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis - $4.99
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade: The Graphic Adventure - $4.99
LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventure - $19.99
LOOM - $4.99
Star Wars Battlefront II - $19.99
Star Wars Republic Commando - $9.99
Star Wars Starfighter - $4.99
The Dig - $4.99
Thrillville: Off the Rails- $19.99

07-13-2009, 03:14 PM
The Dig, LOOM and Fate of Atlantis are the only ones of any true interest.

Spicy McHaggis
07-13-2009, 03:26 PM
No Grim Fandango? Sacrilege.

07-13-2009, 04:59 PM
I never played Grim Fandango and the indiana role playing games, were they good?\

im excited to get Monkey Island SE this friday

Hammock Parties
07-13-2009, 05:16 PM
They are not RPGs.

Fate of Atlantis is spectacular and as good a MI IMO.

07-13-2009, 05:17 PM
They are not RPGs.

Fate of Atlantis is spectacular and as good a MI IMO.

Adventure games is what i meant to say, i loved MI, so that is good to hear!

Hammock Parties
07-13-2009, 05:30 PM
Adventure games is what i meant to say, i loved MI, so that is good to hear!

FOA has a full, wonderful soundtrack and is fully voice acted. Indy goes to Guatemala, the Azores, Monte Carlo, Algiers, Thera, Crete and finally ATLANTIS!

I actually have only completed one of the paths. There are three ways to beat the game - team, fists and wits. Team is more entertaining because of your hot female sidekick.

Anyway, it's cool as hell. I'm really hoping they do a special edition.

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