By Karli Winata / May 30th, 2013
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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