Lucasarts stopped re-releasing their catalog on Steam. I would hazard a guess they didn't find the profit margins worth the time and effort. Which is a bummer.
They might also rather capitalize on remakes like the Monkey Island games.
I wouldn't be suprised if they they found the remakes were big enough sellers if they were planning to release SE's rather than straight versions in the future since GL seems to like killing my childhood...
I think the CEO of LucasArts who was responsible for doing the special editions of Monkey Island 1 & 2 and wanted to LucasArts to return to its roots was ... let go awhile ago. I doubt we'll be seeing much interest from LucasArts in doing special edition versions of any more of its classic catalog.
Hopefully one day though they'll see the light and come to GOG. I think GOG did say they were close to getting, if not signing on the dotted line, two more of the remaining big 5 to release here. So with luck someone is coming in the next year.
I would rather play the original though, because there is a certain charm to the old school graphics.
You can. It's included. That is my favourite thing about the remake.
indeed, it was a classy move that.