Castle of Illusion Coming to XBLA This Summer

By litepink, 5 years ago
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.

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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.
Credit for this story goes to Tveilor