Six games will be in GOG’s first wave of old-school LucasArts titles, with a total of 30 heading to the distribution service.
Update: GOG has officially confirmed the addition of Disney Interactive/LucasFilm as a new publisher. It also lists six games that are out right now from the catalog, including the X-wing and Tie Fighter Special Editions, The Secret of Monkey Island and Knights of the Old Republic. More than 20 titles will eventually be released.
Original Story: LucasArts may be dead, but its iconic library of games will forever live on in gamers’ hearts. Old-school hits like X-Wing, Tie Fighter, and Sam & Max Hit the Road have been hard to find in any form for years, but GOG.com is about to change that. The distribution service has reportedly made a deal with Disney, new owner of all things Lucas, and as a result, Star Wars: X-Wing and Star Wars: Tie Fighter will be getting special edition re-releases.
GOG was forced to show its hand when forum users found the Star Wars games, along with other hits, listed on the site. It appears that the news was set to go live tomorrow, and most of the related links now lead to error pages, but Polygon reports that the partnership with Disney will result in 30 DRM-free games being added to GOG’s library.
In addition to the complete versions of X-Wing and Tie Fighter, other games revealed in the leak are Sam & Max Hit the Road, The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition, Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis, and Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic. As for the other titles rounding out the list of 30, your guess is as good as mine… and you should give me those guesses in the comments. If anyone’s wondering what I’d like to see, a remastered version of Maniac Mansion or Day of the Tentacle will do nicely.