Disney Classic Games: Aladdin and The Lion King Switch ‘Retro Editions’ and iam8bit ‘Legacy Cartridge’ editions announced

Pre-orders open on October 24.

Publisher Nighthawk Interactive has announced two Switch-exclusive “Retro Editions” of Disney Classic Games: Aladdin and The Lion King, which will available for $49.99 each, as well as iam8bit-exclusive “Legacy Cartridge” editions of the original games for Sega Gensis and Super Nintendo Entertainment System.

Pre-orders for both the Retro Editions and Legacy Cartridges will open on Ocotber 24 at 10 a.m. PT / 1:00 p.m. ET on Best Buy and iam8bit, respectively.

Get the details below.

Disney Classic Games: Aladdin and The Lion King Retro Edition Box

Disney Classic Games: Aladdin and The Lion King

Two of the most beloved Disney games of all time make their long-awaited return to the Nintendo Switch! This Retro Edition Box is a premium special edition that includes an exclusive poster and retro style manual. The packaging also mimics your favorite 16-bit console and is designed by iam8bit.

  • Exclusive Poster: Limited Edition fold out poster featuring characters from both Aladdin and The Lion King.
  • Retro Style Manual: Full-color instruction manuals featuring painstakingly restored artwork
  • Retro Style Packaging: Custom designed 16-bit era packaging including a foam inlay
  • Multiple Game Versions: Play through several different versions of the beloved Aladdin and The Lion King games that have been created over the years, including both console and handheld versions. An all-new “Final Cut” version of Aladdin, developed exclusively for this collection, is also included and features difficulty adjustments, camera refinements, bug fixes, as well as a few additional surprises for fans.
  • Display Options and Updated Visuals:
    • 1080P graphics and enhancements for modern HD TVs
    • Adjustable screen aspect ratios and borders
    • Custom filter options designed to replicate classic CRT TVs and other popular screen types
  • In-Game Rewind: Instantly rewind any of the games in real-time in order to re-try difficult areas
  • Interactive Watch Mode: View full game playthroughs, with the ability to skip forward and jump in and start playing at any point
  • Save Feature: Quickly save your progress in each of the games and continue your adventure wherever and whenever you want
  • Museum Feature: Take a journey behind-the-scenes and learn more about the creation of these incredible games. Watch video interviews with the original development teams or explore numerous galleries containing hundreds of previously unreleased HD concept images and marketing assets.
  • Soundtrack: Listen to the entire soundtracks for both games in the included music players. The ability to repeat and shuffle the songs is also supported.

Disney Classic Games: Aladdin and The Lion King Retro Edition Clamshell

Disney Classic Games: Aladdin and The Lion King

Two of the most beloved Disney games of all time make their long-awaited return to the Nintendo Switch! This Retro Edition Clamshell is a premium special edition that includes an exclusive poster and retro style manual. The packaging also mimics your favorite 16-bit console and is designed by iam8bit.

  • Exclusive Poster: Limited Edition fold out poster featuring characters from both Aladdin and The Lion King.
  • Retro Style Manual: Full-color instruction manuals featuring painstakingly restored artwork
  • Retro Style Packaging: Custom designed 16-bit era packaging including a foam inlay
  • Multiple Game Versions: Play through several different versions of the beloved Aladdin and The Lion King games that have been created over the years, including both console and handheld versions. An all-new “Final Cut” version of Aladdin, developed exclusively for this collection, is also included and features difficulty adjustments, camera refinements, bug fixes, as well as a few additional surprises for fans.
  • Display Options and Updated Visuals:
    • 1080P graphics and enhancements for modern HD TVs
    • Adjustable screen aspect ratios and borders
    • Custom filter options designed to replicate classic CRT TVs and other popular screen types
  • In-Game Rewind: Instantly rewind any of the games in real-time in order to re-try difficult areas
  • Interactive Watch Mode: View full game playthroughs, with the ability to skip forward and jump in and start playing at any point
  • Save Feature: Quickly save your progress in each of the games and continue your adventure wherever and whenever you want
  • Museum Feature: Take a journey behind-the-scenes and learn more about the creation of these incredible games. Watch video interviews with the original development teams or explore numerous galleries containing hundreds of previously unreleased HD concept images and marketing assets.
  • Soundtrack: Listen to the entire soundtracks for both games in the included music players. The ability to repeat and shuffle the songs is also supported.

Aladdin Legacy Cartridge (Genesis)

Disney Classic Games: Aladdin and The Lion King

The Aladdin video game is historically significant for many reasons – from its and groundbreaking approach to character animation to its incredible integration of the film’s beloved songs. It proved, upon its initial release in 1993, that licensed products can also be high art. This Genesis version of Aladdin is presented in true Legacy Cartridge Collection elegance, complete with lovingly restored artwork, gleaming translucent cartridge shells, a full-color premium manual and other retro pack-in surprises. Everything that you’ve come to expect from iam8bit’s definitive series, honoring games that defined retro gaming excellence.

  • Limited Edition of 4,500
  • Brand new playable cartridge compatible with NTSC Genesis and EU Mega Drive retro consoles
  • Translucent Ruby Red and Ultra Limited Magic Carpet Purple Glow-in-the-Dark Cartridges*
  • Nostalgic Clamshell Packaging w/ Premium Foil and Gloss-Embellished Insert
  • Full-Color, Premium Instruction Booklet w/ Restored Artwork + Foreword by Mike Mika
  • Retro Pack-In Surprises
  • Custom Package Design & Restoration by Jango Snow Art & Design
  • Manufacturing by Retrotainment Games + Infinite NES Lives

*Cartridge colorways are randomly inserted into sealed, unmarked boxes. The edition of 4,500 is comprised of: Translucent Ruby Red; and Rare Purple Gem Glow-in-the-Dark (1 in 8 odds for an ultra limited cartridge). We cannot guarantee which version you will receive. It truly is completely random.

The Lion King Legacy Cartridge (SNES)

Disney Classic Games: Aladdin and The Lion King

The majesty of The Lion King is cinematic legend, and when it comes to video games, its SNES adaptation truly pushed the limits of what was possible in the 16-bit era. From its nuanced character animation to its epic (and gut-wrenching) Wildebeest stampede, the Serengetti-spanning scope of the film was impressively captured on cartridge in all its glory. This ultimate Legacy Cartridge Collection edition pays tribute to the impossible feats that The Lion King achieved way back in 1994, with painstakingly restoration of all the original artwork and presentation in a premium package fit for royalty, complete with all the retro trappings, including an all-important, custom dust cover.

  • Limited Edition of 4,500
  • Brand new playable SNES-compatible cartridge
  • Opaque Mufasa Marigold and Ultra Limited Translucent Serengeti Sunrise Glow-in-the-Dark Cartridges*
  • Specialty Fold-Out Foil Box with Gloss and Embellishments
  • Full-Color, Premium Instruction Booklet w/ Restored Artwork + Foreword by Mike Mika
  • Custom Dust Cover
  • Retro Pack-In Surprises
  • Custom Package Design & Restoration by Jango Snow Art & Design
  • Manufacturing by Retrotainment Games + Infinite NES Lives

Disney Classic Games: Aladdin and The Lion King is due out for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC on October 29 for $29.99.

View images of each edition at the gallery.

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