The most breakingest of breaking news, via the official Lucasarts twitter feed – which has been horribly teasing the poor, frustrated internet for the last few days about what, they promised, was a massively exciting announcement. A Day of the Tentacle remake? A new X-Wing/TIE Fighter game? Officially striking the Star Wars prequels from the record? The Loom 2: Loomier? Nah- they’ve only gone and lobbed a crapload of their classic back catalogue onto Steam. Rejiggered for XP and Vista compatibility too, no less.
What’s that strange noise? It’s thousands of 30-year-old men simultaneously having a Special Wee, that’s what.
This little lot is available from the 8th July:
•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
On the 15th, that’s followed up by Secret Of Monkey Island Special Edition (the remake, not the new Telltale episodes).
Clap your hands and say yeah. And even overlooked latter-day gem Republic motherfuggin’ Commando finally gets its day in the sun!
Of course, there are immediately notable absences, such as the holy quadrilogy of Sam & Max Hit The Road, Day of The Tentacle, Full Throttle and Grim Fandango, and the X-Wing/TIE Fighter series, but we’re promised “this is just the beginning. We know how much you guys love our old games.”
They’ve taken their sweet time about this, having steadfastedly ignored our changing times for years, and God only knows why. Judging by the current explosion of joy around the web, though, it’s most certainly not too little too late.
Oh, and they’d bloody better not forget about Yoda Stories…