Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse, the new 3D reimagining of the original 1991 classic is now available for download tomorrow on Xbox LIVE for $14.99/£ 9.99/€14.99.
Mickey Mouse returns to star in a magical Disney adventure with all-new HD graphics and gameplay. Experience a world of enchantment as Castle of Illusion brings Mickey and his world to life. When the evil witch Mizrabel kidnaps Minnie, it’s up to Mickey to brave the dangers of the Castle of Illusion and journey through five fantastical worlds to rescue Minnie. Gather your courage and take on hordes of rebellious toys, traverse enchanted forests and navigate mazes of living books to save Minnie from Mizrabel’s evil clutches.
It probably all started with the 2.5D Sonic the Hedgehog success (or not), and although the latest classic SEGA game heading for the Xbox LIVE Arcade is Mickey Mouse in the great MegaDrive hit Castle of Illusion in the next week or so. It has been discovered that other games on SEGA Australia’s hit list for a current gen scrub up was Golden Axe, Shinobi and Streets of Rage – but their story was to be tied into the same universe under a SEGA Reborn studio.
The Unity pitch trailer for the Golden Axe game that never was is shown above – and the whole idea for the three titles to link together set in the same universe will never happen. We love sharing the good news, at least you get to save a few quid on games you might have just bought for nostalgic reasons.
SEGA has announced that Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse will be available worldwide for digital download on September 4th for the Xbox LIVE Arcade and priced at 1200 MS Points or cash equivalent in your locale.
With all-new HD graphics and gameplay, Castle of Illusion brings Mickey and his magical world to life. When the evil witch Mizrabel kidnaps Minnie, it’s up to Mickey to brave the dangers of the Castle of Illusion to rescue Minnie. Gather your courage and take on hordes of rebellious toys, traverse enchanted forests and navigate mazes of living books.
Don’t know about you, but September 4th really can not come quick enough!
SEGA has released the second “behind the scenes” trailer for the upcoming Xbox LIVE Arcade remake of Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse. Completely rebuilt from the ground up, Castle of Illusion has stunning visuals and new gameplay mechanics, along with the original storyline.
No exact release date has been announced, but a Summer release is definite.
I am very excited about the re-imagining of Castle of Illusion, a game I played heavily on both the SEGA Master System and MegaDrive in the early 90’s – so the idea of playing an old favourite seems exciting. In this new video released today, SEGA take you “behind the scenes” of the new adventure set to hit the Xbox LIVE Arcade this summer.
We’ve reached out for a review code, we’ll share the excitement in due course.
The good ol’ eagle-eyed folks at NeoGaf have spotted that SEGA’s hit Mickey Mouse game of the early 90’s, Castle of Illusion has been rated for all current-gen platforms on a Brazilian Ratings Board.
This suggests that the latest rating is a confirmation that SEGA plan to re-release a new collection of games from the Master System or Mega Drive (Genesis) era. I’m actually hoping it is the Master System version of Castle of Illusion as it was by far the most enjoyable over the Mega Drive version. SEGA has not confirmed anything as of yet, but expect more details in the coming weeks.
Here’s a reminder of the Master System version released in 1990.