Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse Looks Set For Wii U
Posted by Thomas Whitehead
Sources point to a release of the 1990 original
When Disney Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion was described as a sequel to SEGA Mega Drive / Genesis classic Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse, there were plenty of retro gamers that got rather excited; in the opinion of various critics the 3DS title failed to live up to that billing. Castle of Illusion is an iconic 16-bit platformer with loyal fans, and yet it never arrived on the Wii Virtual Console to satisfy a new audience.
Yet now, it seems, it looks like it may be on the cards for Wii U. In late February it received a classification in Brazil for a release on Wii U, Xbox 360, PS3 and PS Vita, with the production date of 1990 suggesting a port. It's now being reported on our sister site purexbox.com (via VG Leaks) that the digital cover art for the Xbox 360 version has been leaked. Naturally these things can be mocked up, but at the very least it acts as possible reinforcement of the previously identified Brazilian classification.
SEGA hasn't made any statements about this potential release, and we can only speculate on whether it'd be on the Virtual Console or whether it would be a polished "HD" re-release. Either way, we'd certainly fancy playing this one again; it's not too fanciful, as we do have DuckTales Remastered on the way.
Do any of you remember playing this back in the day, and would you be excited to own it on Wii U? Let us know what you think in the comments below.