Get ready to strap into a pixelated X-Wing — digital game store GOG.com has just released a trio of classic Star Wars games, all available digitally for the very first time. The games making their debut include X-Wing vs. Tie Fighter, X-Wing Alliance, and Galactic Battlegrounds Saga, all of which are available DRM-free for Windows machines. The service also launched three other Star Wars games today, which have been previously available on services like Steam, including Battlefront II, Dark Forces, and the sequel to the seminal RPG Knights of the Old Republic.
expect to see more releases in the coming months
This is actually the second batch of Lucasarts games released through GOG.com. Last October the service announced a new deal with Disney that would see previously unreleased classics available through digital distribution for the first time. The initial batch included both Star Wars games like X-Wing and Tie Fighter, as well as point-and-click classics like Sam & Max Hit the Road and Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis. According to GOG.com, the agreement will include more than 20 titles, so expect to see more releases in the coming months. You can check out everything released thus far right here.
2015 is shaping up to be a big year for Star Wars across just about every medium there is. In addition to the new movie and a rebooted presence in comics, this year will also see the release of the much-anticipated game Star Wars: Battlefront III. Meanwhile, non-Star Wars Lucasarts games are also making a comeback, with upcoming remakes of classics Grim Fandango and Day of the Tentacle.