More LucasArts Classics Headed to Wii

Today's Virtual Console re-release of Super Star Wars (SNES) was only the beginning, as publisher LucasArts today vowed that it will be bringing more of its console classics to the Wii's digital download service.

Super Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back and Super Star Wars: Return of the Jedi will be joining Super Star Wars "in the coming weeks," with all three of the old-school Super Nintendo games going for 800 Wii Points ($8) a pop.

"Additional classic LucasArts games" were promised for the future, but none were named. Potential re-release candidates include Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire (N64), Star Wars: Rogue Squadron (N64), SW Episode I: Racer (N64), Indiana Jones' Greatest Adventures (SNES) and the long-expected Zombies Ate My Neighbors (SNES/GEN).

Though LucasArts has long ignored its library of vintage classics, the company has recently begun to embrace its heritage through remakes, revivals and re-releases.

From The Chatty
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    August 10, 2009 11:05 AM

    Is this the big announcement? Where are the good games you assholes? >:(

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      August 10, 2009 11:07 AM

      Yes. This is the backcatalog announcement LucasArts was teasing.

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      August 10, 2009 11:09 AM

      Indy's Greatest Adventures and ZAMN are good games.

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        August 10, 2009 11:11 AM

        Too bad they're not confirmed. That's just some of the games that could be released, based off the company's backcatalog.

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      August 10, 2009 11:14 AM


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      August 10, 2009 11:34 AM

      I am at this very moment (re)installing X-Wing (Collectors Edition) on Win7. The last time I installed this was.. on Win95.

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        August 10, 2009 11:36 AM

        And, at a max res of 640 x 480, 16bit, it needs a bit of work.. :)

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          August 10, 2009 11:43 AM

          Crashed and burned in a heap of flames. No go :( Hopefully they do some major work if they do indeed re-release these titles..

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            August 10, 2009 2:47 PM

            Tried Windows XP Backwards Compatibility mode?

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              August 10, 2009 4:07 PM

              Xp/95 the whole shebang. It just crashes and burns on Win7.

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                August 10, 2009 11:27 PM

                Just install Alliance. It'll help scratching the worst itch. You can natively run it @1600x1200 and the gameplay is identical to the classic titles, all the way to the wingman commands. Packs some awesome missions and a great storyline.

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