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Aladdin And The Lion King '90s Classics Receive HD Remasters

I just can't wait to be king in 1080p.


Update: The earlier leak has now been confirmed, along with some new details, as distributor Nighthawk Interactive and developer Digital Eclipse have announced Disney Classic Games: Aladdin and The Lion King for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC, set to release sometime this fall for $29.99.

The remastered collection includes the Sega Genesis, Game Boy, and Super Game Boy versions of Virgin Games' Aladdin, and the SNES version of The Lion King. As the leak suggested, players will be able to rewind any of the games and play them in 1080p with updated visual effects and enhancements. Aladdin also features new difficulty adjustments, camera refinements, bug fixes, and promises some additional surprises. The collection also adds the ability to save anywhere at any time.

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A leak from the latest GameStop conference has revealed that HD remasters of the '90s Aladdin and The Lion King SNES and Sega Genesis/Mega Drive games could be on their way to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch later this year.

The leak was first reported by Twitter user Wolverinefactor, who says the remasters will include the original soundtracks and contain both the SNES and Genesis versions of the games. A follow-up tweet says they'll each be available to pre-order from GameStop "tomorrow morning", so they might appear sometime today if this leak is correct.

Another source corroborated the information with Gematsu, reporting that both games will be playable in their original resolutions or in 1080p. There will also be new features that allow players to fast-forward and rewind to any point in the game, and they'll even include the option to let the game take over to show players how to clear a stage. These sound like welcome additions after a childhood spent falling off the heads of giraffes.

GameXplain substantiated the leak even further by supplying an image that looks like it was taken from the event, showing physical copies of the game for all consoles with a fall release window.

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There's no sign of a PC version yet, though Disney did previously release Aladdin, The Lion King, and The Jungle Book on PC via GOG in 2016.

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