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Disney Classic Games Collection to launch digitally on select consoles today

Are you a gamer who’s a Disney fan? Well, I’ve got some good news for you. Are you a gamer who owns a PlayStation? Well, I’ve got some bad news for you. And if you’re a gamer who is both a Disney fan and a PlayStation owner? I, uh… don’t know how to handle that. Colloquial precedent only ever gave me two options. You guys’ll have to sit this one out.

The Disney Classic Games Collection pulls together three of the most beloved House of Mouse adventures from a strange, bygone era where being a licensed game didn’t automatically doom you to abject suckage: the 16-bit wilderness of the 90s. Said titles are Aladdin, The Lion King and The Jungle Book, which tie together the plots of these cherished classics with tough-as-nails platforming action that make you want to put your fist through a wall and curse the name of Walter Elias.

“Don’t care, got your money. Now, time for a few more acquisitions.”

You all know the I Just Can’t Wait To Be King level, you all hate it; but here’s a fun fact for you. The devs on that game eventually came forward and confessed the enraging difficulty was intentional, so as to ensure kids wouldn’t just rent the game and beat it in a weekend. Truly diabolical. I hope all the hate mail was worth your extra money, lads.

Digital Eclipse, the publisher of the collection, has been a little bit scant on the details of its digital release, which has still yet to materialise (if you can call something totally intangible ‘material’) alongside its physical cousin since earlier this month. Today, they’ve broken the silence – but there’s a catch. Now that clever opening paragraph comes into play. They’ve announced on Twitter that the game will be hitting the e-stores of Switch, Steam and Xbox One this very day, but not Sony’s platform. Check it out below.

Either Simba’s grown fifty storeys tall, or the others have gotten very, very tiny.

While extending their apologies for the delay, they also dropped some news regarding a European release date for the Switch version: “we are also working with Disney and Nighthawk to target a Dec 3rd release. Further updates about other digital versions of the collection, as well as the physical versions will be shared as soon as we have more info.”

Man, this release is a bit all over the shop, isn’t it? Not that that shop will be a Disney Store… now that they’ve closed them all. The buggers.

Will you be picking up the game? Are you a Disney devotee? Let us know!

Via, Twitter.

Bobby Mills

Motor-mouthed Brit with a decades long - well, two decades, at least - passion for gaming. Writer, filmmaker, avid lover of birthdays. Still remembers the glory days of ONM. May it rest in peace.

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