Disney Announce Return of ‘Aladdin’ and ‘The Lion King’ Classic Games

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Image Courtesy Disney.
Image Courtesy Disney.

Two 1990’s Disney classic games made their highly anticipated return this week in Disney Classic Games: Aladdin and The Lion King. The collection brings back the beloved 16-bit magic of Disney’s Aladdin and The Lion King games including new features, enhancements, and a variety of bonus content sure to please both original fans and new players of Nintendo Switch, PlayStation4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, and PC.

The collection includes fan favorite versions of both original titles featuring upscaled graphics to support high definition displays and additional upgrades to enhance playability on current consoles. A brand-new ‘final cut’ of Aladdin and an original Aladdin ‘tradeshow demo’ that has not been publicly available since 1993 are also included.

Aladdin and The Lion King are iconic titles that redefined what a licensed game could be, so we took great care to deliver the kind of modern experience we, as fans, would want,” says Stephen Frost, senior producer at Digital Eclipse. “We wanted to highlight the rich history of both games and stay true to the originals, while also refreshing the experience for new players and all the fans of the 90s versions.”

Disney Classic Games: Aladdin and The Lion King features include the following:

  • Authentic Game Content with Modern Improvements – New and old fans alike will enjoy the original game builds, upscaled graphics, customizable controls, save states, level select special filters for visual enhancement and more.
  • Variety of Game Versions – The collection features multiple playable platform versions including their Sega Genesis, Game Boy and Super Game Boy releases, as well as The Lion King Super Nintendo Entertainment System version.
  • A Helping Hand – Players who wish to experience the Disney classics in true “Hakuna Matata” fashion can use the Interactive Game Viewer to view playthroughs and jump in whenever they are ready, rewind feature, and cheat codes such as invulnerability and infinite lives to aid gameplay progression.
  • Curated, Explorable Museum – A treasure trove of behind-the-scenes development assets including interviews, art gallery, and a music player explains the history of the Aladdin and The Lion King 16-bit games.

The collection is available digitally for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation4 system, Xbox One, and PC now. Physical copies of the console versions are available through major North American retailers including GameStop, Amazon, Best Buy, Target and Walmart. It is also now available through European retailers.

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