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16-bit classics Aladdin and The Lion King heading to consoles, PC in October

After being leaked during the GameStop managers conference, Disney has confirmed Aladdin and The Lion King for current-gen and PC.

Disney has announced spruced-up versions of its 16-bit platformers Aladdin and The Lion King.

Set for release on October 29, the games have been given a fresh coat of paint to support high definition displays with upscaled graphics.

Each have also received additional upgrades to "enhance playability" on current consoles. This includes instant save states, a “Rewind" button to jump back up to 15 seconds, level select, invulnerability, infinite lives, and an “Interactive Game Viewer.”

The latter allows you to view full game playthroughs, and skip forward, jump in, and start playing at any point.

Releasing together in one package, the collection will feature a “final cut” of Aladdin and an original Aladdin “tradeshow demo” that hasn't been publicly available since 1993.

Here's a list of 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 will be released digitally for PC, PlayStation 4, Switch, and Xbox One. Physical pre-orders are available today from participating retailers. The collection will set you back $29.99.

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