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Disney Classic Games Retro Editions on Shelves in Time for the Holidays

Relive your past today!

Diehard SNES and Sega Genesis fans will be eager to get their hands on the Retro Editions of Disney Classic Games: Aladdin and The Lion King, now available exclusively at Best Buy in the U.S. for $49.99, courtesy of co-publisher and distributor Nighthawk Interactive.

With the Nintendo Switch version of the game, the Retro Editions include an exclusive poster and color game manual, encased in a clamshell version for Genesis lovers, or a box version for SNES loyalists.

These special editions are the perfect gift to consider – especially for any retro gaming fans or Disney collectors – if you’re still updating any guides or covering giftable game releases before the holidays.

Disney Classic Games: Aladdin and the Lion King features include:

Authentic Game Content with Modern Improvements – Fans old and new can enjoy the original game builds, upscaled graphics, customizable controls, save states, level select special filters for visual enhancement and more.

Variety of Game Versions – The collection includes multiple playable platform versions of the games including their Sega Genesis, Game Boy and Super Game Boy releases, as well as The Lion King Super Nintendo Entertainment System version.

A Helping Hand – Players who want to experience the Disney magic in true “Hakuna Matata” fashion can use the Interactive Game Viewer to view playthroughs and jump in when ready, Rewind feature, and cheat codes such as invulnerability and infinite lives to aid gameplay progression.

Curated, Explorable Museum – A treasure trove of behind-the-scenes development assets including interviews, an art gallery and a music player shares the rich history behind the Aladdin and The Lion King 16-bit games.

Disney Classic Games: Aladdin and the Lion King has been updated for current consoles and PC by development studio Digital Eclipse and publisher Nighthawk Interactive. It is rated E10+ by the ESRB.

The collection is also available digitally for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation®4 system, Xbox One, and PC for $29.99. Physical copies of the standard console versions are available for $29.99 through major North American retailers including GameStop, Amazon, Best Buy, Target and Walmart.

IGN Video - Disney Classic Games: Genesis Aladdin's 'Final Cut' Mode Gameplay (Perfect Playthrough)

The Disney Classic Games: Aladdin and Lion King collection features a perfect playthrough of Aladdin for SEGA Genesis that you can stop and pick up the controller to take over at any time. You can pause the game right at the last boss, for instance, and take over. The playthrough is impossibly good, with no hits, no lives lost, and a ton of goodies grabbed.

Disney Classic Games: Aladdin and The Lion King Available Now

Two Disney classics return

EDISON, NEW JERSEY – Oct. 29, 2019 – Two of Disney’s most cherished games from the 90s make their highly anticipated return today in Disney Classic Games: Aladdin and The Lion King. The enchanting collection brings back the beloved 16-bit magic of Disney’s Aladdin and The Lion King games, complete with new features, enhancements and a plethora of bonus content for both original fans and new players to explore on Nintendo Switch™, PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, and PC.

The collection contains fan-favorite versions of each original title featuring upscaled graphics to support high definition displays and additional upgrades to enhance playability on current consoles. A brand-new “final cut” of Aladdin and an original Aladdin “tradeshow demo” that has not been publicly available since 1993 are also included.

“Aladdin and The Lion King are iconic titles that redefined what a licensed game could be, so we took great care to deliver the kind of modern experience we, as fans, would want,” says Stephen Frost, senior producer at Digital Eclipse. “We wanted to highlight the rich history of both games and stay true to the originals, while also refreshing the experience for new players and all the fans of the 90s versions.”

Disney Classic Games: Aladdin and the Lion King features include:

● Authentic Game Content with Modern Improvements – Fans old and new can enjoy the original game builds, upscaled graphics, customizable controls, save states, level select special filters for visual enhancement and more.

● Variety of Game Versions – The collection includes multiple playable platform versions of the games including their Sega Genesis, Game Boy and Super Game Boy releases, as well as The Lion King Super Nintendo Entertainment System version.

● A Helping Hand – Players who want to experience the Disney magic in true “Hakuna Matata” fashion can use the Interactive Game Viewer to view playthroughs and jump in when ready, Rewind feature, and cheat codes such as invulnerability and infinite lives to aid gameplay progression.

● Curated, Explorable Museum – A treasure trove of behind-the-scenes development assets including interviews, an art gallery and a music player shares the rich history behind the Aladdin and The Lion King 16-bit games.

Disney Classic Games: Aladdin and the Lion King has been updated for current consoles and PC by development studio Digital Eclipse and publisher Nighthawk Interactive. It is rated E10+ by the ESRB.

The collection is available digitally for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation®4 system, Xbox One, and PC for $29.99. Physical copies of the console versions are available for $29.99 through major North American retailers including GameStop, Amazon, Best Buy, Target and Walmart. It will be available through European retailers with equivalent pricing starting Friday, Nov. 1.

Disney Classic Games: Aladdin and The Lion King - more gameplay

Two of the most beloved Disney games of all time make their long-awaited return to modern consoles in Disney Classic Games: Aladdin and The Lion King! This unforgettable package of Disney classics is filled with tons of new features, enhancements, game modes, and display options, plus multiple versions of the games!

Disney Classic Games: Aladdin and The Lion King - more footage

Two of the most beloved Disney games of all time make their long-awaited return to modern consoles in Disney Classic Games: Aladdin and The Lion King! This unforgettable package of Disney classics is filled with tons of new features, enhancements, game modes, and display options, plus multiple versions of the games!

Disney Classic Games: Aladdin and The Lion King street date broken in Mexico

I wonder how Disney feels...

If you've been reading GoNintendo, you know that breaking street dates has been all the rage in recent weeks. Multiple titles have been hitting retailers earlier, letting customers snatch them up before the launch date. The latest game up for grabs earlier than it should be is Disney Classic Games: Aladdin and The Lion King, which is currently on-sale at multiple Mexican retailers. Let's see if any retailers stateside follow suit!

Digital Eclipse dances around the question of why Disney Classic Games: Aladdin and The Lion King doesn't include the SNES version of Aladdin

But WHY?!

Disney Classic Games: Aladdin and The Lion King includes numerous versions of both Aladdin and The Lion King, including portable outings. What it doesn't include is the SNES version of Aladdin, which was developed by Capcom. Digital Eclipse, the team behind Disney Classic Games: Aladdin and The Lion King, was asked why that is by GameBeat. Rather than give an answer, Digital Eclipse's Stephen Frost skirted the question.

“Our focus was always on the Genesis version of Aladdin and to spotlight the collaboration between the animators at Disney and the development team that worked at Virgin Games. That collaboration is what made Aladdin such an amazing-looking game and resulted in people viewing ‘movie-licensed’ games in a whole new light.”

Disney Classic Games: Aladdin and The Lion King Switch ‘Retro Editions’ and iam8bit ‘Legacy Cartridge’ revealed

The king of cartridges

Want to go all-out on the Disney Classic Games: Aladdin and The Lion King collection? You now have four different options to choose from! Check out the newly-revealed Retro and Legacy editions below.

Two of the most beloved Disney games of all time make their long-awaited return to the Nintendo Switch! This Retro Edition Box is a premium special edition that includes an exclusive poster and retro style manual. The packaging also mimics your favorite 16-bit console and is designed by iam8bit.

Exclusive Poster: Limited Edition fold out poster featuring characters from both Aladdin and The Lion King.

Retro Style Manual: Full-color instruction manuals featuring painstakingly restored artwork

Retro Style Packaging: Custom designed 16-bit era packaging including a foam inlay

Multiple Game Versions: Play through several different versions of the beloved Aladdin and The Lion King games that have been created over the years, including both console and handheld versions. An all-new “Final Cut” version of Aladdin, developed exclusively for this collection, is also included and features difficulty adjustments, camera refinements, bug fixes, as well as a few additional surprises for fans.

Display Options and Updated Visuals:

1080P graphics and enhancements for modern HD TVs
Adjustable screen aspect ratios and borders
Custom filter options designed to replicate classic CRT TVs and other popular screen types

In-Game Rewind: Instantly rewind any of the games in real-time in order to re-try difficult areas

Interactive Watch Mode: View full game playthroughs, with the ability to skip forward and jump in and start playing at any point

Save Feature: Quickly save your progress in each of the games and continue your adventure wherever and whenever you want

Museum Feature: Take a journey behind-the-scenes and learn more about the creation of these incredible games. Watch video interviews with the original development teams or explore numerous galleries containing hundreds of previously unreleased HD concept images and marketing assets.

Soundtrack: Listen to the entire soundtracks for both games in the included music players. The ability to repeat and shuffle the songs is also supported.

Disney Classic Games: Aladdin and The Lion King Retro Edition Clamshell

Two of the most beloved Disney games of all time make their long-awaited return to the Nintendo Switch! This Retro Edition Clamshell is a premium special edition that includes an exclusive poster and retro style manual. The packaging also mimics your favorite 16-bit console and is designed by iam8bit.

Exclusive Poster: Limited Edition fold out poster featuring characters from both Aladdin and The Lion King.

Retro Style Manual: Full-color instruction manuals featuring painstakingly restored artwork

Retro Style Packaging: Custom designed 16-bit era packaging including a foam inlay

Multiple Game Versions: Play through several different versions of the beloved Aladdin and The Lion King games that have been created over the years, including both console and handheld versions. An all-new “Final Cut” version of Aladdin, developed exclusively for this collection, is also included and features difficulty adjustments, camera refinements, bug fixes, as well as a few additional surprises for fans.

Display Options and Updated Visuals:

1080P graphics and enhancements for modern HD TVs
Adjustable screen aspect ratios and borders
Custom filter options designed to replicate classic CRT TVs and other popular screen types

In-Game Rewind: Instantly rewind any of the games in real-time in order to re-try difficult areas

Interactive Watch Mode: View full game playthroughs, with the ability to skip forward and jump in and start playing at any point

Save Feature: Quickly save your progress in each of the games and continue your adventure wherever and whenever you want

Museum Feature: Take a journey behind-the-scenes and learn more about the creation of these incredible games. Watch video interviews with the original development teams or explore numerous galleries containing hundreds of previously unreleased HD concept images and marketing assets.

Soundtrack: Listen to the entire soundtracks for both games in the included music players. The ability to repeat and shuffle the songs is also supported.

Aladdin Legacy Cartridge (Genesis)

The Aladdin video game is historically significant for many reasons – from its and groundbreaking approach to character animation to its incredible integration of the film’s beloved songs. It proved, upon its initial release in 1993, that licensed products can also be high art. This Genesis version of Aladdin is presented in true Legacy Cartridge Collection elegance, complete with lovingly restored artwork, gleaming translucent cartridge shells, a full-color premium manual and other retro pack-in surprises. Everything that you’ve come to expect from iam8bit’s definitive series, honoring games that defined retro gaming excellence.

Limited Edition of 4,500
Brand new playable cartridge compatible with NTSC Genesis and EU Mega Drive retro consoles
Translucent Ruby Red and Ultra Limited Magic Carpet Purple Glow-in-the-Dark Cartridges*
Nostalgic Clamshell Packaging w/ Premium Foil and Gloss-Embellished Insert
Full-Color, Premium Instruction Booklet w/ Restored Artwork + Foreword by Mike Mika
Retro Pack-In Surprises
Custom Package Design & Restoration by Jango Snow Art & Design
Manufacturing by Retrotainment Games + Infinite NES Lives

*Cartridge colorways are randomly inserted into sealed, unmarked boxes. The edition of 4,500 is comprised of: Translucent Ruby Red; and Rare Purple Gem Glow-in-the-Dark (1 in 8 odds for an ultra limited cartridge). We cannot guarantee which version you will receive. It truly is completely random.

The Lion King Legacy Cartridge (SNES)

The majesty of The Lion King is cinematic legend, and when it comes to video games, its SNES adaptation truly pushed the limits of what was possible in the 16-bit era. From its nuanced character animation to its epic (and gut-wrenching) Wildebeest stampede, the Serengetti-spanning scope of the film was impressively captured on cartridge in all its glory. This ultimate Legacy Cartridge Collection edition pays tribute to the impossible feats that The Lion King achieved way back in 1994, with painstakingly restoration of all the original artwork and presentation in a premium package fit for royalty, complete with all the retro trappings, including an all-important, custom dust cover.

Limited Edition of 4,500
Brand new playable SNES-compatible cartridge
Opaque Mufasa Marigold and Ultra Limited Translucent Serengeti Sunrise Glow-in-the-Dark Cartridges*
Specialty Fold-Out Foil Box with Gloss and Embellishments
Full-Color, Premium Instruction Booklet w/ Restored Artwork + Foreword by Mike Mika
Custom Dust Cover
Retro Pack-In Surprises
Custom Package Design & Restoration by Jango Snow Art & Design
Manufacturing by Retrotainment Games + Infinite NES Lives

IGN Video - Here’s What’s In Disney Classic Games’ Aladdin Final Cut

In today's Daily Fix: We know what's included in the Final Cut for Disney Classic Games.

IGN Video - Disney Classic Games: Genesis Aladdin's 'Final Cut' Mode Gameplay

The creators of the upcoming Disney Classic Games: Aladdin and The Lion King collection, which includes the SEGA Genesis version of Aladdin, worked with the original development team to create a new, upgraded version of Aladdin, adjusting boss patterns, and adding new areas and secrets. Speaking to IGN about the exclusive clip, Stephen Frost, Senior Producer at Digital Eclipse says, "Given how great the original game is, we wanted to only touch things that we truly felt would improve the overall experience and only make changes that the original team might have considered making if they had more time. In some ways, one could consider the Final Cut version a type of "Day 1" patch for the original game."

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