Wishful thinking aside, indications of a Castle of Illusion
remake have been spotted recently. Most predominantly with a recent teaser trailer
for a then unknown game that seemed to fit the bill of the SEGA classic. Turns out our suspicions were correct as SEGA announced the upcoming digital release of Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse
Much like the tag team effort between Capcom and Disney with the anticipated DuckTales
remastering, this return to the castle is sure to put your nostalgia into overdrive if DuckTales
didn't do so already.
This time it's SEGA and in-house developing arm Sega Studios Australia that are hoping to create something special that will get us sitting "criss-cross applesauce" right in front of the TV once more.
The original Castle of Illusion
came out back in 1990 for the Genesis/Master Drive system. You see, unlike today where licensed titles are usually cast aside as cash-ins, licensed games back in the day
weren't automatically given that distinction. Particularly Disney titles, which saw several classics in the NES/SNES time frame. For the sake of our aforementioned nostalgia, we hope that SEGA can recapture some of that magic of days long gone by with this remake.
SEGA promises the game will live up to the original with high definition graphics and new gameplay mechanics to compliment the classic's great music, controls, and story. We'll find out when Castle of Illusion
hits XBLA this summer.