Classic Disney Mega Drive Platformer 'Castle of Illusion' Set To Receive A HD Re-Release?

Disney-Mega-Drive-Platformer-Castle-of-Illusion-Set-To-Receive-A-HD-Re-ReleaseWant to relive arguably Mickey Mouse's finest moment in the world of videogames? Well your luck may be in. The game I speak of is, of course, 1990's excellent Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse on the Sega Mega Drive.

What appears to be a teaser trailer for the title was released by Sega of America yesterday, and coupled with the game's title appearing on both the Australian and Brazilian Classification ratings boards – there doesn't seem to be any doubt that a remake or re-release is almost certainly on the cards.

According to the Brazilian ratings board page, the game has been rated for PS3, Xbox 360, Wii U and Vita – with the trailer suggesting a Summer release date.

If true this news seems to suggest a small renaissance for classic Disney platformers is occurring – with last month's announcement that NES title DuckTales was to get remastered. If so, it's not a renaissance we're going to argue about.

Castle of Illusion Teaser Trailer

Source: Eurogamer


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(Link to this comment) GamerPup 2013-04-12 22:07
I genuinely cannot wait for this!
(Link to this comment) pix 2013-04-13 11:00
Sounds good. Sega - DO NOT SCREW UP the Tree Boss music
(Link to this comment) Lord Innit 2013-04-13 11:15
Yes, don't screw any of the music, please, especially the Toyland music. I'd love it if they gave the option of playing with the original music. Or better still, include the original game.
(Link to this comment) gunstarhero 2013-04-13 12:01
I loved the original, this is the game I saw that made me go out and purchase a Mega Drive back in the day. I agree with the above comments - don't mess with the soundtrack!
(Link to this comment) Walshs 2013-04-14 01:02
Would be awesome to get some bonus content and maybe a harder difficulty, love this game, completed it again a few weeks ago. Can't get enough! Maybe we might get WORLD OF ILLUSION too!
(Link to this comment) invaderboy71 2013-04-17 21:43
The original looked sounded and played great i dont think we need an update play the original good times. :-)

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