Disney Classic Games: Aladdin and the Lion King coming to consoles, PC in October


Kinda out of nowhere, the 16-bit versions of the classic Aladdin and the Lion King games are getting official re-releases thanks to Nighthawk Interactive and Digital Eclipse.

The collection of updated titles appear to be sourced from all of the previously available versions including the Genesis, SNES, Game Boy and Super Game Boy — which is likely a great choice for fans. There will be some enhancements and extras all around, including upscaled visuals, filters, control options, an interactive game viewer, a cheat code interface and more.

See the screens and announcement trailer below, along with the press release. Disney Classic Games: Aladdin and the Lion King will launch on October 29th, 2019 for $29.99.

Disney Classic Games: Aladdin and The Lion King Announcement Trailer:

Disney Classic Games: Aladdin and the Lion King screens:

On Oct 29, the 16-bit magic of Disney’s Aladdin and The Lion King games, complete with new features and enhancements, will be re-released for Nintendo Switch,PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, and PC. Disney Classic Games: Aladdin and The Lion King will include the fan-favorite versions of each original title, featuring upscaled graphics to support high definition displays and additional upgrades to enhance playability on current consoles. The collection also includes a brand-new “final cut” of Aladdin and an original Aladdin “tradeshow demo” that has not been publicly available since 1993.

Fans will be able to revisit these beloved games and take advantage of a variety of modern support options, including instant save states, a “Rewind” button to jump back up to 15 seconds, level select, invulnerability, infinite lives, and an “Interactive Game Viewer.” The Interactive Game Viewer enables players to view full game playthroughs, with the ability to skip forward, jump in, and start playing at any point.

In addition, Disney Classic Games: Aladdin and the Lion King features:

  • Authentic Game Content with Modern Improvements – Fans old and new can enjoy the original game builds, upscaled graphics, customizable controls, 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, Rewind feature and cheat codes 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 publisher Nighthawk Interactive and development studio Digital Eclipse. Disney Classic Games: Aladdin and the Lion King is coming to retailers on Oct. 29 for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 system, Xbox One, and PC. Physical copies will be available for $29.99 through retailers including GameStop, Amazon, Best Buy, Target and Walmart. Pre-orders will be available through all major retailers. The collection is rated E10+ by the ESRB.