Castle of Illusion HD confirmed

Sega and Disney reveal re-imagined Mickey Mouse game will launch this summer on PSN, PC, and XBLA.

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Sega and Disney today confirmed a high-definition version of 1990 Sega Genesis game Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse will launch this summer on PlayStation Network, Xbox Live, and PC. The game was first hinted at in a teaser trailer last week.

No price for the game was announced.

The game is in development at Sega Studios Australia. The developer said its aim is to make sure the game maintains the "Disney magic" of the decades-old original.

To achieve this, Sega is working "very closely" with the original game's director, who is now at Disney Interactive.

"If you have played the original game, you will also see that we have kept intact many of the major iconic elements of the game that helped define this groundbreaking game at the time of its original release," Sega senior digital brand manager Mai Kawaguchi said in a statement.

The Castle of Illusion HD remake may be Sega Studios Australia's last game, as the publisher said last week that it would close the developer later this year.

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Discussion

154 comments
rigbybot127
rigbybot127

This looks incredible. I can't wait to travel back to the past.

SavoyPrime
SavoyPrime

If handled well, this could be good. But I don't have much faith in Sega these days.

AuronTsubaki85
AuronTsubaki85

With this & Duck Tales I coming out. I'm in. This was the first game I ever played on the Sega Genesis. Don't screw this up Disney & Sega

voljin1987
voljin1987

soo the ps and ps2 hd remakes werent enough.. we apparently need even old school games in HD.. ok i want a dangerous dave in glorious HD

SaltyMeatballs
SaltyMeatballs

Used to be cool, now these remakes are just boring.

Drkr_Zen
Drkr_Zen

I'd love to see 2D gaming, in general, make a strong comeback. 

oldschoolvandal
oldschoolvandal

First Flashback and now Castle of Illusion!!

That's awsome!!

syseong
syseong

Great!!! This is what we want!
No more FPS game plaese...

BrutalPandaX2
BrutalPandaX2

Game looks good but what a terrible cinematic trailer. Looks like a cinematic off a Playstation 1 game.

megakick
megakick

See Capcom this is how you do a remake.

Sega make Fantasy Zone HD

LeoLex_
LeoLex_

loved this back in the day.

bourne2live
bourne2live

I wish they'd bring the Kingdom Hearts games to PC so they could be enjoyed by the children for all eternity.

fgjnfgh
fgjnfgh

I can't like Disnys and WB's characters no more. Although, they were my childhood companions. I am rooting for Pokemon nowadays

SicklySunStorm
SicklySunStorm

this is a definite, definite must buy - the moment it's released. take my money Sega - and when you've got my money and everyone elses, lets see Land of Illusion, World of Illusion.... and finally... one day.... Shenmue 3. Then your work is done for me.

Wahab_MinSeo
Wahab_MinSeo

Amazing I LOVE it! I LOVE it! I LOVE it!!!
I was Playing the Castle of Illusion on Sega since 1996-1998 I Love That Game
I hope I will get it on PC I hope they make the Graphics a lot better than the consoles version
with DirectX 9c/10 & 11, Support Windows XP, Vista, 7 & 8!
I hope they Do it!!! <3

Morokoo
Morokoo

Oh good, I can finally try this out.

neoand12
neoand12

"Sega is working "very closely" with the original game's director, who is now at Disney Interactive."

And yet they can't get a single Sonic game right...Sonic generations was awesome though. 

KimCheeWarriorX
KimCheeWarriorX

gorgeous pics, i hope the animation is "wind waker" fluid, one can hope. :P

KimCheeWarriorX
KimCheeWarriorX

hells to the yeah! i used to play the original on my sega genesis when i was a teen back in '89. i just hope they dont stray too far from the original formula and ruin the game. out of all the classic genesis games that could be remade, this wasnt one that was at the top of my list as hopeful but oh well, better than another call of duty clone.

Good-Smurf
Good-Smurf

Anything's mickey is always good especially in this world of "FPS rules"

And not to mention he's very cute!

Rafass
Rafass

Nice, it's coming for PC as well, I'll buy it for sure, can't wait to hear that music again :P

hollowgr4m
hollowgr4m

This game was awesome when I was a kid! 

tmthywtsn
tmthywtsn

This was made back when games used to be about fun and imaginary inspiration, not futile console wars. The golden age of gaming is gone.

Crossel777
Crossel777

Castle of illusion was one of the first games I owned next to Altered Beast on the Sega MegaDrive.  Fond memories of this game.

chisoxrule
chisoxrule

This was one of my favorite Genesis games even though it featured the mouse with an edifice complex (and an ego to boot) all over Orlando.  Looking forward to this one.

5SI-GonePostal
5SI-GonePostal

Wow remake year or what - this, found Flashback in production the other day which i was really happy with, Duck Tales!

Desert Strike anyone?

FireVixen
FireVixen

OMG YES! I need World of Illusion!

Sw1tched
Sw1tched

If it doesn't use/tweak the original music or sounds in some way ... it will feel disconnected to me though

Sw1tched
Sw1tched

loved the Geneis game ... one of my favorite

WhiteStormy
WhiteStormy

@LeoLex_ Same here.  It was one of my first games on the Sega Genesis and I can't wait to play this new version of it.

rigbybot127
rigbybot127

@neoand12 Wait..... so they can't get a "single" Sonic game right, yet you say Generations was awesome. I love Generations, but Unleashed was my favorite of the 7th gen games. They have finally found their nack.

SicklySunStorm
SicklySunStorm

@neoand12 I would have agreed with that a few years ago, but the recent Sonic Generations and Sonic 4 episodes have all been excellent. I haven't played Colors yet, so can't say... I think they're starting to find their feet properly with new Sonic games (even if it did take them a long time!)

Dark_Mits
Dark_Mits

@neoand12 What does this have to do with their "ability" to get a Sonic game right?

Also, Sonic Colors was very good as well.

LightRukia
LightRukia

@GameNator147 Gots to be joking lol. At least judging from your profile pic I hope you're joking. Right?

orbit79
orbit79

@tmthywtsn I agree with you up until you mentioned futile consoles wars. I lived this era in gaming, and loved it. In many ways I prefer it to gaming today. In many ways it was the golden age in gaming. However, to say that futile console wars didn't drive development is just not true, at least not as I see it. The SNES vs Mega Drive war was one of the most hotly fought console wars in the short history of gaming.

orbit79
orbit79

@5SI-GonePostal Flashback is quite simply one of the best games ever! Stoked to hear about it. Things keep getting better and better.

oldschoolvandal
oldschoolvandal

@orbit79 @5SI-GonePostal Exactly, it's finally time to ressurect the best Genesis titles. :)

I'm looking forward to Toe & Jam and Fantasia as well.