Posted Mon Oct 27, 2014 at 02:46 PM PDT by Brian Hoss
It's all coming back.
Many out there are aware that GOG.com is a digital games platform that has built itself up by reigniting classic PC games. In general this means PC games from yesteryear that have been tweaked to work with modern set-ups and then coupled with some choice extras, like soundtracks and digital art guides. GOG has been teasing a huge announcement for tomorrow, but it looks like the cat is partially out of the bag. Both 'Star Wars: X-Wing Special Edition' & 'Star Wars: Tie Fighter Special Edition' are coming to the DRM free service.
Star Wars™: X-Wing Special Edition, a classic space-combat sim putting you at the helm of the iconic starfighter, is available - for the first time in digital distribution - on GOG.com, for only $9.99!
It is the dawn of the rebellion, in Star Wars™: X-Wing Special Edition. The Old Republic is gone. The Senate has been abolished. The Jedi Knights have been exterminated. Now the last Emperor seeks to crush the last remaining opposition. Against the overwhelming might of the Empire stands a small but growing Rebel Alliance. Scattered resistance groups are uniting and what is needed most now are Starfighter pilots. Will you join their struggle to end this tyranny and become a hero of the Rebellion? Suit up, climb aboard your own personal X-wing and prepare to fight for your life. Out-maneuver the evil Empire's TIE fighters and Star Destroyers and blast them into oblivion. The Special Edition offered here, includes Star Wars: X-Wing Collector's CD-ROM and both [i]Tour of Duty expansions: Imperial Pursuit and B-Wing.
Fly over 120 deep space and Death Star surface missions against the Empire in Star Wars™: X-Wing Special Edition, for only $9.99 on GOG.com!
Star Wars™: TIE Fighter Special Edition, a space-combat sim that puts you in the ranks of Empires elite pilots, is available - for the first time in digital distribution - on GOG.com, for only $9.99!
In Star Wars™: TIE Fighter Special Edition you'll become a recruit of the Imperial Navy under the command of Darth Vader, and pilot space vehicles that will leave you breathless. In the wake of the Battle of Hoth, through their trechery at Yavin, the alliance of Rebels and other criminals have threatened the very foundation of the peaceful Empire. The Imperial Navy is called upon to eradicate the last of the rebellion and restore law and order. As an imperial navy starfighter pilot, you will safeguard imperiled lives throughout the galaxy. Join the Emperor's cause in eliminating the Rebel uprising as the Empire strikes back! The Special Edition offered here, includes Star Wars™: TIE Fighter and Star Wars™: TIE Fighter - Defender of the Empire, both in the 1994 and 1998 versions!
Get swept away in story line loaded with spectacular cinematic cutscenes with Star Wars™: TIE Fighter Special Edition, for only $9.99 on GOG.com!
For fans, this is huge news, and could even mean hope for a modern incarnation of the classic series. But for GOG's big announcement, this may only be the tip of the iceberg. Hopefully, the whole LucasArts catalogue will be available and ready to play later this week.
Here's the rest of GOG.com's big news:
The day has finally come and the holy grail of classic gaming has arrived on GOG.com. Welcome, Lucasfilm games! You are among friends, here! We're proud to announce a new partnership with ©Disney that allows for the DRM-free release of about 30 classic titles from the cult-classic developer. We know you waited long for this moment, so we want to reunite you with those golden oldies with as little delay as possible. Today, to start with a bang, we are releasing a selection of 6 acclaimed titles from Lucas' most famous gaming franchises, so that the Disney/Lucasfilm catalog on GOG.com is made impressive from day one. Here are the great titles you can get right away:
Star Wars™: X-Wing Special Edition - digital distribution debut, on GOG.com!
Star Wars™: TIE Fighter Special Edition - digital distribution debut, on GOG.com!
Sam & Max Hit the Road - digital distribution debut, on GOG.com!
The Secret of Monkey Island™: Special Edition
Indiana Jones® and the Fate of Atlantis™
Star Wars®: Knights of the Old Republic
Note that numerous Lucas titles, including 3 from the launch lineup (Sam & Max Hit the Road, Star Wars™: X-Wing Special Edition, Star Wars™: TIE Fighter Special Edition), are available digitally for the first time ever, ready to play with no fuss on modern operating systems. With more fantastic titles headed for our Disney/Lucasfilm catalog, you can expect to see Lucas games popping up frequently on GOG.com in the coming months.
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