Disney Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion is not only a 3DS accompaniment to upcoming sequel Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two on Wii and Wii U, but also a nostalgic 2D platformer that's got the interest of gamers with fond memories of the '90s. The latest set of official screens show off the Aladdin themed level, one of the most popular movies from the revered animation studio and the subject of its own games on the Super NES and SEGA Megadrive/Genesis.
If you've missed the whole point of this title up to now, below are some official words from Disney to explain its source of inspiration.
Disney Epic Mickey: Power Of Illusion, features an interactive combination of painting, dual screen integration and 3D transformation capabilities designed to give players the unique ability to create objects and even characters they can place in the game. Paying tribute to the classic Sega Genesis title “Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse,” the title focuses on the fabled Castle of Illusion, which has fallen into Wasteland, an alternate world filled with 80 years of forgotten Disney characters and theme park attractions – and now forgotten video games.
It must be said that Castle of Illusion does get some members of the Nintendo Life team rather misty-eyed, even if it was only available on SEGA systems back in the day. The new Aladdin screenshots are all in the gallery below for your pleasure, and don't forget to check out our interview with Peter Ong, co-founder and creative director of DreamRift, if you didn't see it earlier in the year and want to learn more about the game.