Gog.com has struck a new deal with Square Enix to bring some of the most iconic games of a generation to its digital download platform. It is one of the biggest scores yet for the nascent online PC game store. Gog, whose slogan is "Good Old Games," will begin with Deus Ex and Hitman, and promises more of Square Enix's incredibly heralded games will be added to the list in the coming weeks.
"Square Enix is one of the biggest publishers of the modern gaming world with almost 30-years of experience and famous releases for every single existing gaming system," Gog.com wrote in a statement. While it's unclear what the extent of this newly minted partnership is, the companies have confirmed that Deus Ex Game of the Year Edition will be available for $9.99 and Hitman: Codename 47 has been given a $5.99 download price.
Square Enix has embraced the digital download medium as strongly as any other major publisher. The company also has a notable presence in the mobile space, with games like retro Final Fantasy adventures making their way to the App Store and the Android Market. Gog differentiates itself by offering DRM-free content and making its games available throughout the world for the same price. It is always nice to see major publishers supporting a consumer-friendly platform like this.
[via Gog.com forums]