Castle of Illusion remake announced for PSN, XBLA, and PC
posted on 04.15.13 at 01:00 PM EST by (@salromano)
Sega Studios Australia-developed game "completely rebuilt from the ground up."

Sega and Disney Interactive Studios are developing a high-definition remake of the Mega Drive / Genesis side-scrolling 1990 classic Castle of Illusion starring Mickey Mouse for release on PlayStation Network, Xbox LIVE Arcade, and PC this summer.

The game, in development at Sega Studios Australia, will be “completely rebuilt from the ground up,” and offer “stunning visuals” and “new gameplay mechanics.” The original storyline will stay in tact as players help Mickey save Minnie from the evil witch Mizrabel.

“The original Castle of Illusion was tremendously entertaining and has a well-deserved reputation as a Sega classic,” said Chris Olson, vice president of Digital Business at Sega of America. “Castle of Illusion starring Mickey Mouse brings this great game to a new generation. Mickey is back and he looks fantastic.”

Watch a teaser trailer below. View the first screenshots at the gallery.

  • xMCXx

    Let’s see if they can capture the spirit of the original game.

  • Ivan Junior

    hm, not sure if I like 3D gameplay in this remake..

    • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

      The gameplay itself looks like its still 2D side-scrolling. The screenshot where you see Mickey in third-person looks like it could be the world selection.

      • Ivan Junior

        god hear u, my friend. All I want to do when this game come out is play it a lot (:

  • DarthBrian

    Sweet. Can’t wait. :)

  • Lelouch Vi Britannia

    I still have my physical copy of this game for Game Gear to this day.

  • almostautumn

    Wowwwww this makes my day! Great news!

    The more classic games, be it these remakes or old-schoolist new school games like Guacamalee, the better, I say!

  • Gabriel Lage Pessoa

    Will it be released for the Vita too? Cuz you never know when they only say “PSN”

    • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

      It’s just PS3/360/PC. Not PS Vita, unfortunately.

      • Gabriel Lage Pessoa

        Aw man… *Hugs Vita and whispers: Shhh… Soul Sacrifice it’s coming, don’t worry man… Sony still loves you… Just wait fo E3…*

  • http://superkurisutina.tumblr.com/ Kurisu Makise

    The small teaser looks great, I’ll have to be here for this Day 1.

  • Bloodios

    The true EPIC Mickey!

  • artemisthemp

    Love the original game on Sega Master System 2