Sony Reveals a Behind-the-Scenes Look at Castle of Illusion Remake

Thursday, May 30th, 2013

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Sony has posted a behind-the-scenes look at the upcoming remake of the Sega Genesis title Castle of Illusion. They interview both the current developers from Sega Australia and the developers of the 1990 original. The video also shows about a minute’s worth of gameplay from the upcoming remake. Take a look.

Despite deriving most of its gameplay from Mario titles, Castle of Illusion managed to stand out amongst gamers back when it first came out. These interviews highlight why that is. The game’s focus on animation led to the creation of idle animation, which was a new concept at the time. Trying to keep the spirit of Disney movies informs the themes of each level. Their focus on transforming Disney animation into pixel art led developers to create incredibly detailed levels. Suffice it to say, the original team put a lot of thought and effort into their work, and it paid off handsomely.

Castle of Illusion is slated for a Summer 2013 release for PSN, PC, and XBLA.

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  • this going to be a Sony exclusive??? because i thought that this was going to be released onto the 3DS or was that the ducktails remake?

    • Adam Miller

      That would be the sequel to Castle of Illusion you are thinking of, and yes that one is a 3ds exclusive for now.

  • DWraySweZ

    Leave a message…not sony exclusive, will be released on xboxlive too, hope for eShop release, by the way did anybody try demo for epic mickey:power of illusion… isnt this like the spiritual successor of said game or is it a direct sequel.