SEGA confirms Castle of Illusion for PSN, XBLA, Steam

Well, after what is possibly the most obvious teaser for a game, ever, SEGA has confirmed that Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse HD is on its way. The game is set for release this summer for XBLA, PSN and Steam.

So, watch the announcement trailer (above) and then read the press release and look at the pretty images (below) for more information.

SEGA,  in collaboration with Disney Interactive is pleased to announce the upcoming digital release of Castle of Illusion Featuring Mickey Mouse, a complete re-imagining of the iconic Genesis side-scrolling adventure first released in 1990. Developed by Sega Studios Australia, Castle of Illusion Featuring Mickey Mouse will be available worldwide for digital download on Xbox LIVE Arcade, PlayStation Network, and Windows PC in summer 2013.

Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse first debuted on the SEGA Genesis/Mega Drive in 1990 to critical acclaim. Excellent controls, music, and graphics helped to bring the magic of Disney to millions of SEGA fans around the world. Castle of Illusion Featuring Mickey Mouse will continue this tradition. Completely rebuilt from the ground up, Castle of Illusion has stunning visuals and new gameplay mechanics. Fans will enjoy the original storyline as they help Mickey save Minnie from the evil witch, Mizrabel.

“The original Castle of Illusion was tremendously entertaining and has a well-deserved reputation as a SEGA classic. Castle of Illusion Featuring Mickey Mouse brings this great game to a new generation,” said Chris Olson, vice president of Digital Business at SEGA of America. “Mickey is back and he looks fantastic.

What is a surprise, is that SEGA Studios Australia is apparently handling the development of the game – yet SEGA has confirmed that the studio is to be shut down later this year. Hmm… maybe if Castle of Illusion sells brilliantly, we could also save some jobs too?

[Source: SEGA]




I'm the European Editor and co-founder of SEGA Nerds and Mega Visions Magazine, along with Chris. I've been a SEGA fan pretty much all my gaming life - though I am also SEGA Nerds' resident Microsoft fanboy (well, every site needs one) and since SEGA went third party, I guess it's now ok to admit that I like Nintendo and Sony too :0)
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