YouTuber Doctre81, who last weekend revealed the rumoured Ridge Racer 8 project exclusive to Switch had likely been axed, has now seemingly discovered information about an unannounced Disney action game remake on its way to the Switch and other platforms.
This finding comes from the LinkedIn profile of Giuseppe Crugliano, the CEO and creative director of PlayMagic – which is the same development team behind the remake of the stylish cel-shaded shooter XIII that's been delayed until next year.
At the top of the projects section of the LinkedIn profile, the Disney project is listed. In addition to this is an unannounced third-person action remake for all modern platforms (including the Switch).
Doctre81 is unsure what the second listing could be. As for the Disney game, he doesn't think it's likely to be Kingdom Hearts, as the game has already been remastered on other platforms. There's also fan speculation it could be Epic Mickey, a Mickey Mouse game in general, or an old Star Wars title.
The most recent Disney game release on the Switch was the two-for-one Disney Classic Games: Aladdin and The Lion King in October.
What Disney remake do you think could potentially be on the way? Share your thoughts below.
I would actually like to see more collections like the Aladdin / Lion King one. Provided the packages are rounded out with content, anyway. It was a stretch to buy a collection with what essentially included just two 90s games.
Meh, boring, bad, money grab. (Stick to the movies)
I would love to play Epic Mickey's..... I have always wanted to but never got around to it. Heard good things about it.
Or the good SW Battlefront 2 (old one) with online cause those space wars are awesome!
I wanted to like those epic mickey games so bad but the godawful camera just ruined it. I legit felt like i was playing an N64 game. The worse part is after all the criticism they didn't fix it for the sequel. It's like the developers thought game design at that point had never left the 90's. Such wasted potential!
I would also like to see more collections like Aladdin / Lion King. Jungle book is also a nice game that I was hoping we'd get.
Not Disney, but I would love to see Donkey Kong Country SNES trilogy done in the same way as Aladdin / Lion King.
Unpopular pick: Spectrobes. Loved that game on Wii and would love to see it make a comeback. It was basically Xenoblade + Pokemon where you had action combat as a human character with a monster alongside you.
Would be pretty awesome if it was Tron 2.0: Killer App (the enhanced Xbox port).
Another random "leak"/guess...
@Sabrewing Tron 2.0 would be a fun revisit.
Disney Afternoon Colle... <sigh> Never mind.
I wish disney gave us Starwars and more marvel.
It better not be Mickey Mania. That game has no right to exist!
Clearly, it's Mickey's Speedway USA
I just want Disney Infinity back. I don’t care if they cut out the toys entirely and opt for digital purchases for new packs, I loved the world editor in that as well as mashing all the characters together.
Seems like Disney's video game business is taking a bite out of its movie business: remakes.
Where does Knights of the Old Republic fall with disn EY owing the Star Wars IP? Great games!
If the remake of epic mickey tracked closer to the original concept art it could be truly amazing.
From Playmagic's website:
"The 40 people team at PlayMagic has designed and worked on top selling console and PC franchises such as Halo, Call of Duty, Crysis, Hunt Showdown, Condemned, Sonic, Rome Total War, Operation Flashpoint, Colin McRae, Virtual Reality Games such as Arktika. 1, The Climb, Robinson."
They have a lot of FPS talent in their resumes, but with this being a secondary team cut out of a total of 40 people, would expect a straight port rather than a remaster. Therefore, leaning towards a shooter title if its Star Wars that has already been re-released by Disney on PC after they acquired licensing rights to the franchise, as those would all be possible without new negotiations for a presumably smaller team size.
Rogue Squadron 3D, Battlefront 2 Classic, Dark Forces series, Republic Commando, Starfighter
On PC, Gog re-released Episode 1 Racer after the Disney takeover, indicating licensing is already worked out for that title as well. It's not a shooter though, so it might not be right for the studio.
A longer shot would be their pc-only space sim shooters, such as x-wing alliance or TIE fighter, which might have too many controls to be reasonably ported to switch without requiring supplementary touch commands and SHIFT style buttons, but are presumably available from a licensing perspective due to their recent re-release.
Publishers tend to ask developers to create the same kind of game they're used to, so I'll bet on a FPS like XIII, so maybe Tron 2.0.
Epic Mickey would've made a great movie
C'mon Disney a Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers Remastered (with more levels) would be nice. We already got DuckTales Remastered, we just need Chip 'n Dale next.
@DrDaisy I loved Mickey Mania on the Mega Drive. It was difficult but was maybe the best looking game on the console. It was a great idea to play through the past cartoons. I haven’t played it in years but remember it well. Perhaps it could benefit from some modern updates including balancing difficulty. I would buy it for the switch.
@ShadJV As always, I can hear your avatar! Yeah, I feel for you. I was in attendance at that D23 panel about gaming, the one where San Fransokyo was revealed for Kingdom Hearts III. But at that same panel, Peter Pan’s Infinity figure was announced. It looked cool. And, as we know... Infinity got the cord pulled! It was always weird to me how a figure got announced and then cancelled. Very strange feeling...
Epic Mickey perhaps?
World of Illusion.
Untitled Goose Game sold really well. Maybe this game will just be called "Unannounced Disney Action Game Remake." I'd buy it.
Hope it's Chicken Little, Darkwing Duck or Toy Story 2 - through the first one is extremely unlikely considering how much Disney (rightfully) wants to forget the movie it was based on.
OMG IM HAVING HEART ATTACK
IF it’s epic mickey(which I really really really hope it is)I will literally faint or even die from excitement
Epic Mickey was one of the first Wii games I ever played and played a big part of my childhood and I still play it to this day
If that’s what the rumour is about,I will be the first one to pre order it
But as excited as I am and as u guys are,don’t get ur hopes high for Epic Mickey since they were going to actually make a trilogy and got halfway through making the 3rd game when Disney shut Down the game so I doubt it will be a remake
Yeah. I had Origins on the Wii. Fun time overall with a nice fossil excavation minigame
@CTmatic I wouldn't even watch the movies. I just want a port of the infinity games WITHOUT the figures.
personally I quite enjoyed Disney Universe and I can see how it would feel at home on the switch with the LEGO style multiplayer and also there’s potential to add loads more characters to the game
don't understand why Kingdom Hearts isn't on Switch yet, not expecting 3 or 2.8 but 1.5 and 2.5 can run on Switch just fine
the Spectrobes trilogy?!
oh please let that be it!
I’d love to play epic Mickey on Switch! That’s be awesome!
@Ttimer5 I completed the first back in the day, it's nit bad but looks pretty murky even when I used my wii with component cable and a small HD tv. Also, it's very linear, you miss something and it's gone forever. If you don't care about that it was fairly fun. As for the second... That was way worse for a completionist as there were so many collectibles you could miss from choosing choice A vs B. You could revisit areas, though, so that was better.
Any Disney or Star Wars game and I’m in.
Take my money
Please give us duck tales remastered
@flightsaber dang you have a good argument / point there. With all due respect and no offense intended, I hope you're wrong.
@RyanSilberman @antonio2244 @Incarta @retro_player_22 Personally I think the best Mickey Mouse game ever is Castle of Illusion. To see a Castle / World of Illusion remake would be awesome!
On a separate note, Disney also own Simpsons now don't they? Maybe we can get a package with Bart Vs Spacemutants, Bart's Nightmare, Super Krusty's FunHouse, the Simpsons Arcade Game... but that's wishful thinking...
Simpson's Hit and Run or Simpson's from PS3 would be awesome
@LavaTwilight Honestly....hope I'm wrong, too. I've beat the Star Wars stuff, but missed out on Epic Mickey.
It’s a remake of the SNES game, Bonkers.
Seems very unlikely, but I would love to see a Magical Quest Staring Mickey Mouse Remake. That game was a lot of fun on the SNES, and I would love to see it remastered with hand drawn animation similar to Ducktails Remastered. I also wouldn’t mind to see an Epic Mickey Remake. It’s was a lot of fun on the Wii, and I would pick it up on the Switch in a heartbeat.
Epic Mickey 1+2 HD collection would go over swimmingly in my book. I liked the second one just as much as the first. They're like 3D Mario and Zelda mixed together, with Disney magic that wasn't afraid of a little Burton-esque whimsical darkness. Touch up the camera and be sure to keep motion controls and I'm there day one.
@Noid Toy Story 2 was FAAAAR better than it had any right to be. Its without a doubt the most perfect movie tie in game around. (Obviously it has its flaws, which i'm hoping a remake of it would fix)
Isn’t it hilarious that the vast majority of games on Switch are either remakes (Zelda, Mario, etc), or games that are made to look like old ones (such as stardew valley, golf story, etc). 🤔 Has everyone lost their inspiration to make new games, or has time proven that the old games are just better because they were made in the glory days of video games?
@Kiyata Not really. Its gotten a lot of remakes sure, but its also got just as many new games. Really it all comes down to the developers and what their aim is. Sega gave us Sonic Mania, yet they also gave us Sonic Forces. Capcom gave us the Megaman Legacy collection, yet they also gave us Megaman 11. Nintendo gave us Links Awakening, but they also gave us Breath of the Wild
@gb_nes_gamer Fair enough. If they make some major improvements. My attitude towards the game might be stemming from outrage at Sony ImageSoft over how much worse they made the SNES version over the Genesis one.
Epic Mickey could really use an HD remaster, at least.
It looks good for a Wii game, but the low resolution and color palette hold it back graphically.
Changing up the controls and making tutorials optional would help a bit too.
@LavaTwilight There was a CoL remake earlier in the decade.
It is still available on certain digital storefronts I think.
Just commenting based on the article's lead image, but Epic Mickey was such a disappointing game. I remember Warren Spector pitching it as a game that would have real choices and consequences, where Mickey would be allowed to make morally questionable decisions, and his appearance would change to reflect the choices you made. I thought it sounded great. Instead we got a game where the player really has no meaningful choices at all, and the whole experience is made worse with a terrible 3D camera and kludgy platforming mechanics.
@RyanSilberman I don't know if you mean an android or apple remake but I'm not interested in those storefronts.
Actually I really enjoyed Donald Duck's Quackbusters. That game was really fun. Even had a bit of a metroidvania style... if I remember correctly...
@LavaTwilight It was also on Steam, Xbox Live, and PSN. I think it is still at least on Steam.
«The Capcom/Disney Classic Collection». One can dream (or wish upon a star).
Kingdom Hearts OK. Epic Mickey No.
@flightsaber Oh man, I really hope it is Dark Forces, I loved it and the sequel on the PC back in the day.
I loved Mickeymania on Sega CD that would be nice
@JR150 Now that game is a throwback. Would definitely be interesting to see a revival of that series.
Epic Mickey or no deal
@Dazzle Do we actually want Power of Illusion to even exist?
If it's a Star Wars game, god I hope it's a remake of the Super Star Wars trilogy or even remake of the Rogue Squadron games or the Force Unleashed titles
I mean Switch has to get something Star Wars related considering it missed out on the best Star Wars game since LucasArts' closure
please bring Duck Tales!!!Whoohoo!!!!
No game has made me as sick as Epic Mickey.
Those calling the camera bad are seriously understating how bad it was. I was sick for two days after playing it an hour.
Sad because it seemed like it'd be so fun, but what a disaster.
@BulkSlash I loved DF as well, but I'm not sure the original would hold up well today unless they remastered it with some tuning to the controls and the graphics. There's a free fan remake of DF as a mod for Jedi Outcast that's pretty well done on PC if you want to go that route. The original's limitations - 320x200 max resolution at a locked 4:3 aspect ratio, which makes discerning which of very similar textures are the button you need to press almost impossible when upscaled but would need to be stretched on switch and still leave black bars on screen, don't help. For the time though...it was steller.
Dark Forces 2 holds up much better, IMO. The multiplayer especially, with the speed of quake and power of bots for offline matches on the go or filling up local slots, would be awesome. Would be even better if they could somehow include a way to load maps/skins from a folder to let players create their own levels/models on PC using existing tools and port to switch.
Republic Commando would be an excellent port for Switch, giving it another great shooter. Loved that game to death.
Its PvP was a throwaway option without online matchmaking, but the Switch's portability could make much better use of it.
I can't help but agree. Epic Mickey was excellent conceptually, but only just. The final product was so watered down from the concept art that it wasn't really much of anything, its mechanical flaws adding insult to injury.
hopefully Disney will make new Spectrobes games
I’d like to see simpsons hit and run myself. I read an article in here not too long ago where someone that had worked on the game would like to bring it back.
Epic Mickey hooked me with the boss fights. I mean, where else will you fight "Its a small world" while possessed by satan?
@CTmatic You don't have to play / buy them. Nobody is forcing you.
I’d be quite keen to see the PS3 Castle of Illusion get a reboot
@RyanSilberman Yeah I checked it out... it isn't exactly a remake, more of a re-imagining, as they themselves put it. I'm thinking of the original which I think was for the Mega Drive / Genesis. If they could do the 'remake' along with the original, and do the same for World of Illusion, then that would be an amazing turn of events.
@sanderev Actually I was going to but nevermind...
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@MagicEmperor Yeah, there was quite a few figurines that were shown and never released due to the cancellation, not to mention the Moana world. I wish they at least finished the content planned for that year...
And thanks, you can tell what my favorite Mario enemy is, if only Nintendo would bring him to SMM2!
@KBuckley27 I agree, but they are also not on Xbox One either. I am guessing the PlayStation architecture/fan base is what they wanted to stick with for the remaster. Which is a shame due to how good those ports were.
As far as I remember, (it has been a while) I didn't have any problems with the camera in Epic Mickey. But then again, I was used to bad cameras in quite a few N64 games.
@Dpullam KH is coming to Xbox early next year
I would rather have a new game than yet another remake.
@KBuckley27 Nice. If true, maybe there is still hope for a Nintendo Switch port!
I’d like to see the SNES packages.
Mickey Mouse in Magical Quest.
Or all three Super Star Wars games just in time for rise of Skywalker and Christmas
Disney Afternoon Collection finally?
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