Sometimes, we even love going back to play games that are objectively bad just because they were good enough for us as kids. We usually have to enjoy those old titles in their original form, but every once in a while we get a cool remaster that puts a fresh spin on a major part of our childhood. Apparently, Disney is interested in doing this for two early 90s games, Aladdin and The Lion King.
Disney revealed that these upgraded games would be made available on October 29th for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch. Naturally, the games will be upgraded to better fit the specs of modern gaming hardware, but that isn’t all the changes we can expect to these classics. Apparently the upgraded Aladdin game will have a brand new ‘final cut’ added to it, and will also include the original tradeshow demo, which hasn’t been available to the public since 1993.
Other features added to the game will be infinite lives, instant saves, and a rewind function that will allow players to go back up to 15 seconds if they make a mistake. The only other new content we are aware of is a museum you can explore for the two games, which includes lots of interesting information about the history of the original 16-bit games.
As for how much you’ll have to pay to get these upgraded old titles, it’ll be $30, whether you buy it upon release or pre-order it. This probably seems a bit hefty for games that came out way back in the 90s, upgraded or not, but it’s probably fair considering how much work and money Disney will have to put into the duo just to make them desirable on modern consoles. Half the price of a brand new AAA game for a spiffier looking game nearly 2 decades old is still a hard sell though, so you may want to avoid pre-ordering. After all, games like these are the kind that are very likely to go on sale or be discounted at a date following their initial release.
Either way, it begs the question as to whether or not Disney would upgrade more of their old titles and bring them into the modern age of gaming. All we can do on that front is speculate, but it’s probably safe to assume that the financial success of the upgraded Aladdin and Lion King games will influence their decision to possibly do this again.