Disney Classic Games: Aladdin and The Lion King Confirmed For October Release

Disney Classic Games: Aladdin and The Lion King Confirmed For October Release

Richard Walker

Leaked earlier today, Disney Classic Games: Aladdin and The Lion King has since been confirmed for release this autumn on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC. The bundle will include fan-favourite versions of each 16-bit classic, with a few modern twists thrown in for good measure.

Both Aladdin and the notoriously rock-hard The Lion King game will feature upscaled graphics for HD displays, as well as a variety of upgrades to make each game slightly more accessible. The collection will also feature a brand-new final cut of Aladdin, as well as a tradeshow demo unavailable since 1993.

Save states, a 'Rewind' button that zips back 15 seconds, level select options, invulnerability, infinite lives, and an 'Interactive Game Viewer' to watch full game playthroughs with the ability to skip forward and jump in to start playing at any time, will also be included. Alternatively, you can enjoy both games in their original guise.

Multiple versions of the SEGA Genesis/Mega Drive games are bundled too, so you can play the Game Boy, Super Game Boy versions of each game, as well as The Lion King SNES version. Enhanced controls, visual filters, and a museum featuring behind-the-scenes material rounds out a definitive package.

Disney Classic Games: Aladdin and The Lion King will be available on 29th October 2019 for Xbox One, PS4, Switch, and PC, priced $29.99, with both digital and physical editions available for pre-order.

  • I remember playing both Aladdin and Lion King as a kid....though I don't remember which versions (I was a bit spoiled and had both a Genesis and SNES).
  • Aladdin was awesome when i was a kid, the first game i actually ever finished. don't know how i managed it since from what i can recall that game was hard back in the day. $29.99 for these though is a bit of an ask for games that are over 25 years old and only really getting a 1080p bump up with a few quality of life improvements for the modern gamer.
  • @2, Yeah, 30 bucks is a bit rough for an asking price. Guess this'll have to be one of those you just sit on until a good sale comes along.
  • Nope, i'm getting this DAY ONE !!!!
  • Was really interested in this and after seeing that trailer. HARD pass. They should have gone the Ducktales remastered route and put in some effort, this is nothing more than a cash grab with barely altered graphics.
  • Wow this lion king game was my fucking childhood. What an amazing announcement
  • Correct me if I'm wrong, but weren't the Sega & SNES versions of Aladdin different? I swear I remember the Sega version being the better one, but I think the Snes one had a cool mode six level where you escape the lava on Carpet. Side note, how crazy was that back in the day where you'd get a different version of a game on snes & sega, like Jurassic Park. I remember playing the Lion King game and I know how hard it is, but I can't pin down a specific part that gave me trouble when I was younger. I have a vague sense I maybe made it to the 3rd level during my rental.
  • Bro you serious...???? That's fucken awesome. I loved those games!
  • Great. So now I have to do the carpet ride on Aladdin again. Loved this game but fuck me that was hard. Lion King. Got all the way to the end and it took forever to beat Scar. You have to hold down 2 buttons to beat him. At no point earlier in the game is that explained to you not do you have to use it until then.
  • Bain of my life these 2 games were... Dare I buy them again as an adult and finally see if I'm a better gamer and can beat them?
  • These games were some that perpetuated the. Blockbuster heat chip myth. This lunchroom story about how Nintendo would make chips the detected heat in the CRTs and spawned more enemies in or slowed your controller imput. The game had some brutal hard parts (Lion King) but I think we were impatient kids more so than any technical manipulation being afoot.
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