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Classic Aladdin and Lion King games returning to consoles

Classic side-scrollers, Disney’s Aladdin and The Lion King are coming back. This time they’ll be packed together, and host some modern improvements.

Return to the 16bit
era

As side scrolling action/platform titles go, it’s hard to find games more highly regarded than Disney’s Aladdin and The Lion King. Both games are known for their terrific graphics, animation, and sound after all. They are true icons of the Genesis and Super NES era.

And now they’re back.

As you can see in that trailer, this is no simple polished-up, modern re-release. The pack will include some pretty great extras, like multiple versions of both games, and a museum mode.

Here are the bullets, straight from the press release:

  • Authentic Game Content with Modern Improvements – Fans old and new can enjoy the original game builds, upscaled graphics, customizable controls, special filters for visual enhancement and more.
  • Variety of Game Versions – The collection includes multiple playable platform versions of the games including their Sega Genesis, Game Boy and Super Game Boy releasesas well as The Lion King Super Nintendo Entertainment System version.
  • A Helping Hand – Players who want to experience the Disney magic in true “Hakuna Matata” fashion can use the Interactive Game Viewer, Rewind feature and cheat codes to aid gameplay progression.Disney
  • Curated, Explorable Museum – A treasure trove of behind-the-scenes development assets including interviews, an art gallery and a music player shares the rich history behind the Aladdin and The Lion King 16-bit games.

All in all, this seems to be a nice little updating of some true gaming legends. You’ll be able to grab a copy this October the 29th for the Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Preorders are live right now via the below links.

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Jason's been knee deep in videogames since he was but a lad. Cutting his teeth on the pixely glory that was the Atari 2600, he's been hack'n'slashing and shoot'em'uping ever since. Mainly an FPS and action guy, Jason enjoys the occasional well crafted title from every genre.

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