Tuesday, 7 July 2009

Old School LucasArts Goodness

Meh, I should've been in bed already, but this is just too good not to mention.

There is, simply put, a lot of old school LucasArt goodness coming to Steam.

You might already be aware that they're releasing a remake of the classic Secret of Monkey Island, possible their very best adventure game. If you have never played it then I highly recommend picking it up and getting to know Guybrush and learn the intricacies of Insult Sword Fighting. And though they've polished up the graphics, it still plays exactly like the old game (to the point that you can literally switch back to the old game as you're playing and continue from there.

Here's a video:

And the game now has a release date of July 15th. Great; I wasn't expecting it until late August or such.

Then there is the new Monkey Island game Tales of Monkey Island, an episodic adventure of which the first part release, well, today! And though I'm never quite sure of the newer Monkey Island games (after Curse of Monkey Island), this one looks like it could be quite good. here's a video:

And if that's not enough, they're also releasing a bunch of other classics on the 8th of July. And with the suggestion that there will be more in the future. All on Steam.

Here's the list of the first ten:

• 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

Indiana Jones?! Loom?! The Dig?! Wow! There's some serious nostalgia there. Haven't played the others so much, but I hear Republic Commando is pretty good at least.

Drat, I'm sooo going to run out of time to play all these (again).

Here is the official announcement. And thanks to Kotaku, VG247 and Gamasutra.

[EDIT 20090907]

As of yesterday the games are now all on Steam (with the exception of The Secret of Monkey Island Special Edition, which will be available next week). I can't speak for Euros or Dollars, but Tales of Monkey Island costs about £25 for all five episodes (and the first is said to last roughly four hours). The list of ten games above all have different prices (for example, I recall Lego Indiana Jones being about £13 and Star Wars Republic Commando about £7), but the four old adventure games are £3 each, which seems like a massively good deal to me (if you don't mind the dated graphics). And yes, I bought those four and Tales as well. Good times.


BakaMatt said...

That list is sorely missing something...

...something starting with "Full" and ending in "Throttle".

Ayane said...

Well, it's just the start. They've already said that they plan to have more games available in the future: "And for those who want MORE games, this list is part one. it's just a few guys who have to remake these for modern systems! More to come!"