Last year, the Disney-owned LucasArts teams put forth a plan to re-release a ton of old, out-of-print Star Wars games for the first time as legitimate downloads for PCs and did just that via the distribution site Good Old Games. Now, in celebration of the sci-fi franchise’s upcoming holiday on May 4th, the company is building on their goodwill with gamers by announcing a different digital storefront partnership, this time with Steam, and offering up to 77% off on various Star Wars games.
After Disney’s acquisition of Lucasfilm for over $4 billion almost three years ago, the fate of LucasArts’ catalog of classics was up in the air. No one knew whether or not some of the company’s most beloved games would ever escape the drudgery of corporate bureaucracy and live to see the light of day again. Fortunately, after the successful deal struck between the entertainment titan and GOG.com last October, Star Wars digital re-releases are alive and well.
Today, Steam received a slew of games previously unavailable to the site such as the X-Wing and TIE Fighter series, with their special editions and expansions included, and is assembling them in an X-Wing Series package that includes four games. Of course, users can purchase them individually, but obviously the best deal will be in buying the bundle.
On top of that, Steam is selling a Star Wars Collection that compiles 14 different LucasArts fan-favorites like Battlefront II, The Force Unleashed, Knights of the Old Republic, and a bevy of other titles. Sure, they’ve all been available through Steam for a long time, but never at such ridiculously low prices. Plus, it’s wise to buy them in bulk quantity when they’re this cheap in preparation of The Force Awakens this December.
As with all Steam sales, one must pounce quickly since they’re often available for a limited amount of time, and are occasionally subject unannounced price fluctuations. With that in mind, should Steam not be a particular gamer’s choice, GOG.com is running a Star Wars Day Sale of their own with three new releases, two separate bundles, and several games that aren’t available on Steam, such as Rebel Assault I & II, Rogue Squadron, and Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy.
The Steam and Good Old Games Star Wars Day Sale of 2015 ends next Thursday on May 7, so set some Galactic Credits aside in those wallets now.
Are you excited at the prospect of reminiscing with a bunch of LucasArts games from a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away? Which games are essential downloads in Steam’s Star Wars Day Sale?