Classic Aladdin and Lion King games to be remastered for Switch, PS4, Xbox, PC
Variety of game versions included in Classic collection
16-bit Disney classics Aladdin and The Lion King are being remastered for Switch, PS4, Xbox One and PC, including new content and a variety of game versions.
Disney Classic Games: Aladdin and the Lion King is being developed by Digital Eclipse and will include multiple versions of both games, including the Genesis/Mega Drive, Game Boy and Super Game Boy releases, as well as The Lion King SNES version.
1993’s Aladdin famously had totally different games released on both the major console platforms of the time, including a Genesis/Mega Drive game by Virgin and directed by David Perry (Earthworm Jim), and a SNES version by Capcom and directed by Shinji Mikami (Resident Evil).
1994’s The Lion King was developed by Virgin Interactive, with sprites drawn by the Disney animators themselves.
The collection will also include a new “final cut” of Aladdin and an original Aladdin “tradeshow demo” which the game’s developer says has not been publicly available since 1993.
Each version will feature upscaled graphics and “additional upgrades to enhance playability,” including instant save states, a rewind feature to jump back up to 15 seconds, level select, invulnerability and infinite lives.
The collection will also include behind-the-scenes development assets including interviews, an art gallery and a music player.
Disney Classic Games: Aladdin and the Lion King will release on October 29 for Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One and PC.
The physical version is available to pre-order now in the US via Best Buy.