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Aladdin, Lion King Go Retro with Video Game Remakes

Aladdin, Lion King Go Retro with Video Game Remakes

Disney Classics to enter ‘a whole new world’ courtesy of video game makers Nighthawk Interactive and Digital Eclipse.

Nighthawk Interactive and Digital Eclipse have announced the launch date for 16-bit remakes of classic Disney games “Aladdin” and “The Lion King.”

Titles will be rereleased as a bundle with new features and enhancements when the game debuts on Oct. 29. The Disney Classics will be made available for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.

Along with high-definition support and revamped graphics, the titles will feature modern support options including instant save states, a rewin" button to jump back up to 15 seconds, level select, invulnerability, infinite lives and an interactive game viewer mode.

Physical copies of the collection will be available for $29.99 through retailers such as GameStop, Amazon, Best Buy, Target and Walmart. Pre-orders will also be available through all major retailers. The collection is rated E10+ by the ESRB.

Disney’s Lion King and Aladdin franchises has seen a resurgence in 2019 with the debuts of live-action remakes of the original films. Collectively, both films earned nearly $2 billion worldwide.

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