PC classics Star Wars: X-Wing and TIE Fighter are getting digitial re-releases

PC classics Star Wars: X-Wing and Star Wars: TIE Fighter are getting digitial re-releases.

 

Ramon Ramirez

Internet Culture

Published Oct 27, 2014   Updated May 30, 2021, 8:03 am CDT

Star Wars: X-Wing and Star Wars: TIE Fighter, two beloved computer games from the ‘90s, are getting downloadable, $10 re-releases via Good Old Games. This is thanks to a new partnership with Disney that will eventually mean the re-release of “about 30” classic LucasArts games.

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Both will be tweaked with improved sound and resolution. It appears that both will be available for purchase Tuesday.

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The news was budgeted as a larger announcement but the Internet ripped off the packaging before Christmas morning Monday. Put that on Good Old Games for posting the information early on a since-deleted forum noticed by NeoGAF gaming community poster, Sir_Crocodile.

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.

X-Wing and Tie Fighter were DOS-based titles from 1993 and 1994, respectively. Longtime fans had long-since given up the notion of seeing those titles as ever resurfacing. Time to reenlist in the Rebel Alliance.

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*First Published: Oct 27, 2014, 11:09 pm CDT