Sega Announces Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse

By Chris Dahlberg

Published on Monday, April 15, 2013

Remember Castle of Illusion, the Genesis/Megadrive platformer that came out in 1990?  There had been hints and suggestions of a remake over the past week or so and today Sega confirmed the news.  Sega Australia is developing the title, which has been completely rebuilt from the ground up.  You can see a teaser trailer as well as screenshots below, followed by the full press release.  The game will release this summer for Xbox Live Arcade, Playstation Network, and PC via Steam (though the announcement only mentions Windows).  No word yet if Wii U will get the game as well.



SAN FRANCISCO & LONDON – April 25, 2013 – SEGA® of America, Inc. and SEGA® Europe Ltd., in collaboration with Disney Interactive today announced the upcoming digital release of Castle of Illusion Starring 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 Starring Mickey Mouse will be available worldwide for digital download on Xbox LIVE® Arcade for Xbox 360®, 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. The new Castle of Illusion 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 Starring 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.”

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