Remasters of classic 16-bit games Aladdin and Lion King are coming to consoles

It is rumored that HD remasters of the classic 16bit titles Aladdin and Lion King will be released in October for the Nintendo Switch, the Sony PlayStation 4 and the Microsoft Xbox One. The games are reportedly sold bundled.

Starting Wednesday, the American game store GameStop would take pre-orders for the combination of Aladdin and Lion King. These would be 1080p versions of the original titles for the Sega Mega Drive and Nintendo SNES including the original soundtracks. With the new versions, players would be able to fast forward and rewind their progress and the games could provide clues on how to progress through levels.

The information was said to have been released to executives during GameStop’s 2019 GME conference. Initially, only Twitter user reported Wolverine Factor about the announcement behind closed doors, but GameXplain then posted a photo of a slide confirming the arrival, after which Gematsu released more details.

Aladdin appeared in 1993 and Lion King in 1994. The games were released for the Sega Mega Drive and SNES, after which they were ported to other platforms. As for Aladdin, several games came out for the SNES and the Mega Drive. The SEGA version is made by Virgin Interactive and Disney Interactive Studios while the SNES game is from Capcom. Lion King was created by Westwood Studios and published by Virgin Interactive Entertainment. It is unknown if the remasters will also come to PC. Gog.com started selling Disney’s Aladdin and Lion King for PC in 2016, but those versions have disappeared from the platform this year.

Update 10.20: Highlights differences between SNES and SEGA Mega Drive versions of Aladdin.

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