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Digital PC games distributor GOG.com has been teasing that a new publisher was coming to the platform, with an announcement planned to be made tomorrow, October 28. Before that could happen, GOG forum members were able to identify not only the publisher–LucasArts–but a number of games that will be released on the site, forcing the official announcement to be made early.

Most notable among these games are Star Wars: X-Wing and Star Wars: TIE Fighter. Released in 1993 and 1994, respectively, both are acclaimed space flight sims–we commemorated TIE Figher’s 20-year anniversary in May–but they’ve become rare in the absence of recent re-releases. This GOG launch will resolve that issue, making sure both games are playable on modern hardware. To make things a bit sweeter, it’s the Special Edition of both that are being released; these versions feature improved graphics and the games’ respective expansion packs.

Sam & Max Hit the Road is also among the games releasing on GOG. Not to be mistaken with Telltale’s recent episodic adventure games, Hit the Road is the original point-and-click Sam & Max game, having been released by LucasArts in 1993.

Whereas all three of those games are making their debuts on digital distribution services, GOG will also offer several games you can already download elsewhere–not that they’re slouches themselves. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition, and Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis are all headed to GOG.

GOG says the new partnership with Disney (the owner of Lucasfilm) will bring “about” 30 LucasArts games to the site. It didn’t indicate which other games were part of the deal, but did say we can expect to see the rest in the months ahead.

What LucasArts games are you hoping to see re-released? Let us know in the comments below.

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Sony will launch a Grand Theft Auto V PlayStation 4 bundle in Japan on December 11, according to the company’s website.

The price listed for the bundle is 44,980 Yen, which is around $ 415.

Earlier this month, we saw a GTA V bundle appear on Amazon’s Germany, Italy, and Spain websites, which all list a release of November 18 for €449.99 (about $ 573).

Developer Rockstar Games and Sony have yet to announce similar bundle for North America. We’ve contacted both companies for comment and will update this story with anything we hear back.

Grand Theft Auto V comes to Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on November 18. The PC version is scheduled to launch in January 2015. The open-world game has already shipped more than 34 million copies.

Rockstar Games also recently announced that it’s releasing a 720p version of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas for Xbox 360, with enhanced draw distance and Achievement support.

Emanuel Maiberg is a freelance writer. You can follow him on Twitter @emanuelmaiberg.

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Rockstar confirmed this rumor today through a posting on their support site. “GTA: San Andreas on the Xbox Marketplace will be available again for purchase beginning October 26th, 2014, through Games on Demand. This version features 720p resolution, enhanced draw distance, and Achievement support.”

If you purchased the game previously, Rockstar notes: “The Games on Demand version of San Andreas is not compatible with the Xbox Originals version. Save files will not transfer from Xbox Originals. Owners of the Xbox Originals version will still have access to the old version on their consoles and through their download history, with the option to purchase the new version to experience the added features on a new save file.”

The original story appears below.

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas may soon be re-released for Xbox 360, a new set of Achievements suggests. Developer Rockstar Games has not announced a new version of the game for Xbox 360, but Xbox Achievements has posted a new list of achievements that seem to indicate a re-release is in the works.

In addition, the Xbox Originals version of San Andreas is oddly no longer available to download for Xbox 360–though it remains available to buy for PlayStation 3. On top of that, October 2014 marks the game’s tenth anniversary, which would be a fitting time for such a re-release, if it were to happen.

San Andreas was released in October 2004 for PlayStation 2, though the game has since come to platforms such as Xbox, PC, Mac, and various mobile devices.

We have contacted Rockstar for comment, and will update this story with anything we hear back.

Grand Theft Auto V comes to Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on November 18. The PC version is scheduled to launch in January 2015. The open-world game has already shipped more than 34 million copies.

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