After Spyro: the Reignited Trilogy, Crash Team Racing and Crash n’ Sane Trilogy were remakes of retro classics, it seems like Disney are getting in on the action. Rumours suggest they are releasing remasters of Disney Classic Games Aladdin and The Lion King. For those old enough to remember, or those who are great with emulators, this is certainly a welcome announcement.
What are the Disney Classic Games Aladdin and The Lion King?
As you’ll see from the Disney Classic Games Aladdin and The Lion King trailer, the two games are remastered from the original games which first featured on the Sega Genesis and Super Nintendo back in the nineties. Both Disney’s Aladdin and Disney’s The Lion King remastered are due to release simultaneously on Xbox One, Switch and PS4 later on this year. The initial leak which came from twitter user wolverinefactor came during GameStop Con this week. Most of us thought it was all hearsay until GameXplain confirmed the rumour to hold some real truth, detailing an image which showcased the games marketing materials.
The Disney Classic Games Aladdin and The Lion King appear to be coming as part of a bundle, and the original games will get a makeover to offer full 1080p support. Gematsu confirmed that the originals soundtracks that appeared in the Genesis and SNES versions would be present alongside other original features too. Fast-forwarding and rewinding the game to any point will also be available, although personally, that’d feel a bit like cheating.
As well as Mickey Mouse: Castle of Illusion, Aladdin and Lion King came close on its heels in teaching me not to launch a controller through the window. Even though Disney had children in mind when they marketed the games, by no means did they leave any older generations feeling the games were easy!
No official announcement has emerged for the Disney Classic Games Aladdin and The Lion King. Considering there is a trailer and several images it’s unlikely it’ll be much longer at the time of writing. We’ll update you once the pre-order window opens.