LucasArts to Publish The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition

July 7, 2009

LucasArts
to Publish The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition

Company’s celebrated catalog to
titles coming to Steam

LucasArts previously announced the
return of the classic Monkey Island franchise with two new projects due to be
released in the near future. Telltale will premiere the Tales of Monkey Island
game series on Tuesday July 7, delivering a completely new epic storyline and
swashbuckling flair that will unfold across five monthly episodes on PC and
WiiWare.

The Monkey Island celebration
continues on July 15 when LucasArts publishes The Secret of Monkey Island:
Special Edition, a completely re-imagined version of the first game in the
series that adds updated high definition graphics, a re-mastered musical score,
and full voiceover to the classic adventure game originally launched in 1990.
The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition will be made available on Xbox LIVE
Arcade for the Xbox 360, and PC via Steam and other online distribution channels
.

In addition, the company also
announced a new initiative in its effort to revive its classic and beloved
franchises by making select games available for the first time ever as digital
downloads online via STEAM.

In this first round of releases, ten
fan-favorite LucasArts PC games will be made available Wednesday, July 8 on
Steam, Valve Corporation’s delivery and management platform for the PC.
Scheduled for release are classic adventure titles like LOOM and The Dig and hit
action games including Star Wars Battlefront II and Star Wars Republic Commando.

The complete list of games to be
released on July 8 via Steam includes:

  • 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

  • LOOM

  • Star Wars Battlefront II

  • Star Wars Republic Commando

  • Star Wars Starfighter

  • The Dig

  • Thrillville: Off the Rails

“This effort is going to make it
possible to introduce a whole new generation of gamers to LucasArts’ classic
games,” said Darrell Rodriguez, president of LucasArts. “It also gives more
people a chance to play our games by making them available long after they’ve
disappeared from store shelves. We hope our fans are as excited as we are about
our plans and we can’t wait to share what’s coming next. This is just the
beginning.”