Today, Disney's Classic Games division announced an upcoming rerelease of the old school Aladdin and The Lion King games. The remastered '90s platformers will be coming to PC, PS4, Switch, and Xbox One on October 29. They will be available for pre-order at most major retailers starting today.
When it came to these beloved platformers, specifically Aladdin, it was always contentious which version was the best. Many Genesis owners and devoted gamers say the Genesis version, but Nintendo diehards swore by the Super Nintendo version of Aladdin. This debate has raged on for decades, but it doesn't look like it's getting solved any time soon.
The versions listed are for the Genesis, Game Boy, and the Super Nintendo just for The Lion King. Each of the Game Boy versions also include a Super Game Boy visual option. All versions of the game will benefit from a graphical 1080p overhaul. However, there is no mention of the SNES Aladdin, an early game designed by Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami. This is a real bummer for anyone who finally wanted to compare the two versions side by side.
Aladdin is receiving some special treatment, though, with two bonus games. The trade show demo for the Genesis Aladdin is now playable for the first time since 1993 and the package includes the "final cut" of the game as well. What this final cut entails is anyone's guess at this point.
The game also includes tons of cool new features including rewinding time and cheat codes to make the game easier and plenty of behind-the-scenes extras. The remaster is also including The Interactive Game Viewer, which enables players to view full game playthroughs, skip around, and take control at any point they want.
The collection remaster is being developed by Digital Eclipse and published to retail by Nighthawk Interactive. Digital Eclipse is known for their work updating classic games on projects like Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection and Mega Man Legacy Collection. It has worked with Disney before on The Disney Afternoon Collection in 2017.
Disney Classic Games: Aladdin and The Lion King will released for $30 in one package this fall. It is also listed as coming to Steam, which suggests a digital release at very least on PC and likely on the other consoles.
Aladdin and The Lion King will be available Oct. 29, 2019 for PC, PS4, Switch, and Xbox One.