EDIT: More news has since been confirmed via The Hollywood Reporter. The games will launch on PC, Xbox One, PS4 and Nintendo Switch on October 29, 2019.
The Lion King will get the SNES version, though Aladdin won’t.
Correction: Lion King will get a SNES version, but not Aladdin— Nibel (@Nibellion) August 28, 2019
It’s time to polish your lamp and get workin’ on your roar, because it’s been confirmed that two of the hardest games of your childhood are vine-swinging their way back to consoles.
The iconic Disney’s The Lion King and Disney’s Aladdin will be released on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in October this year thanks to a fancy-pants HD remaster.
The news was unveiled during GameStop Con and was shared to Twitter via @WolverineFactor.
It’s believed that the game collection will include the original soundtracks from the 1990s classics, and they’ll be available to play in both their original form and in 1080p.
Here’s a tiny image of the leak, courtesy of GameXplain.
Aladdin and Lion King game remakes hitting October – all systems – just announced at GameStop con @Wario64— W (@wolverinefactor) August 27, 2019
It’s also being reported that the collection will include some new features – hopefully to make them a little less tough for younger players.
The option to both fast-forward and rewind to jump to any part of the game will be added into the titles, as well as tutorial mode which will show how the level can be completed.
It’s not yet clear whether the Disney game remasters will follow the Super Nintendo or the Sega Genesis versions of the games, which could have a huge bearing on the gameplay thanks to the additional content in the Sega Genesis version of Aladdin.
Another question is where exactly the collection will be available. It’s presumably a GameStop exclusive launch, but the UK sorely lacks any GameStop stores…let’s hope this isn’t a US-only release.
Either way, these games defeated me as a child and I’m so ready for another round.
Featured Image Credit: Disney