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The classic 1990 Sega Genesis title Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse is being remade by Sega in high-definition. The downloadable platformer (not to be confused with DreamRift's 3DS title) is coming to PSN, XBLA, and PC this summer. We got to play through the beginning stages of the game, where Mickey leaps off sentient mushrooms and ghosts in an enchanted forest.
The challenging side-scroller features seven distinct worlds, each culminating in a tricky boss battle either in 2D or 3D. Bosses like the enchanted forest's mean tree enemy are holding special gems used to unlock the final area in the Castle of Illusion. Former Rare composer Grant Kirkhope (Banjo Kazooie, Perfect Dark), has remade the soundtrack for the game, even though in this Test Chamber we activate the option to use the original 16-bit tunes. Also new on the audio front is a classic Disney-style narration from Richard McGonagle, the voice actor of Sully in the Uncharted series.
Join Andrew Reiner, Jason Oestreicher, and myself as we dive into the whimsical world of Castle of Illusion.
Take another look at the Caste of Illusion gameplay shown at E3 2013.
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Oh man this is looking fantastic. Looks like GTA V is going to have to wait a while till I finish this. In light of what the guys discussed in the video I would love to see a World of Illusion (starring Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck) remake. I'm pretty sure they simply can't remake Aladdin or the Lion King as they are basically movie tie ins. So all surroundings are based on the movies and I guess you can't do as much with them as you can with stand alone titles like these. Still, it looks incredible. Great fun.
I can't wait for this! I hope it does well enough to warrant a remake of Magical Quest!
ahh disney always sneaking psychedelic symbolism in to their media xD drugs are bad kids!
OMG IT'S 2d! i'm so getting this, it's like mickey's wild adventure on ps1! i loved that game and this reminds me of it
I'm looking forward to it, but it seems like I'm one of the few people that played the hell out of World of Illusion instead of this one (World being one of my favorite Genesis platformers).
even if I have no intention of buying a game, I still like watching your test chambers; I think you guys give a fair showing of all the games you feature.
Will this game be disc only on PC, or will it be available through Steam?
Awesome Test Chamber, some good moves on the sticks there Tim. Gonna have to pick this one up after my next vacation. Thanks for the Game Informin!
So you guys mentioned they should make a true sequel to "castle of illusion" but wasn't that "world of illusion: with Donald Duck"?
Which I personally thought was better, I loved the co-op/character switching gameplay. I played it more times over than "castle of illusion" and hope it gets the same type of HD Remake treatment.
Solid Test Chamber! This game looks fantastic. Cannot wait to relive the nostalgia with this remake in September.
This was a real treat to watch. I never played any of those classic Disney side-scrollers (except for Lion King), so I can't wait for this or Ducktales.
This gonna be sweet i hope for more!
This game seems fun, knowing that there are very few games like this. BUT, I'm not a Mickey Mouse fan, so to all those who play it, cool, have fun :)
Yup this looks amazing. I remember playing the original & loving every second of it. I'm picking this up in September.
This looks really good.