“Castle of Illusion” remake announced, reviving classic Mickey Mouse SEGA Genesis video game this summer

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Today SEGA announced a collaboration with Disney Interactive to remake the classic SEGA Genesis game “Castle of Illusion” starring Mickey Mouse as a complete re-imagining of the side-scrolling adventure first released in 1990.

Developed by Sega Studios Australia, Castle of Illusion Featuring Mickey Mouse will be available worldwide for digital download on Xbox LIVE Arcade for Xbox 360, PlayStation Network and Windows PC in summer 2013.

Video: Announcement trailer for “Castle of Illusion” remake from SEGA and Disney

Castle of Illusion first debuted on the SEGA Genesis/Mega Drive in 1990 and is now being completely rebuilt from the ground up, with new HD visuals and gameplay mechanics, following the original storyline to 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 Featuring 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.”

This is the second classic Disney video game announced to be remade this summer. “DuckTales Remastered” will also be available for download, Capcom’s HD upgrade to the original Nintendo game.

Castle of Illusion was also the basis for “Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion,” released as a sequel of sorts last year from Warren Spector’s now-defunct Junction Point Studios.

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