Disney’s classic ’90s Aladdin and Lion King games getting remastered


Ah, nostalgia.


With the Aladdin and The Lion King remakes each raking in more than $1 billion at the box office this year, it’s apparently time to remaster the ’90s video game adaptations of the originals. The two games, which will be packaged together as one release called Disney Classic Games: Aladdin and The Lion King, will come to the Nintendo Switch, Sony PS4, Microsoft Xbox One and PCs, IGN reported Wednesday. 

The collection will also include the Sega Genesis and Nintendo Game Boy versions of Aladdin, along with something called the Final Cut and a 1993 trade show demo. Lion King will get Genesis, Nintendo SNES and Game Boy versions.

There’s no mention of an SNES version of Aladdin, which was significantly different from the Genesis one and was developed by Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami. (We’ve embedded comparison videos of the SNES and Genesis versions of both games.)

The package will also include a menagerie of new features, like the ability to swap between upscaled and original graphics, visual filters, customizable controls, a rewind feature and Blu-ray-style extras.

The remaster was leaked Tuesday by Twitter user @wolverinefactor. Neither Disney, Nintendo, Sony nor Microsoft immediately responded to requests for comment.

First published Aug. 28 at 4:52 a.m. PT.
Update, 6:35 a.m. PT: Adds more detail and IGN confirmation.


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