PlayStation.Blog
PS4 - The Last of Us Remastered

Castle of Illusion Hits PS3 9/3, Pre-Order Bonuses Revealed

Mai Kawaguchi's Avatar + Posted by Mai Kawaguchi on Aug 16, 2013 // Sr. Digital Brand Manager, Sega

We are thrilled to finally announce the release date of Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse. Built from the ground up, this re-imagined version of the Sega Genesis/Mega drive classic will be available for download on PlayStation Network on September 3rd at $14.99.

We are also running a pre-order program which is exclusive to PlayStation Network. With your pre-order, you will be able to immediately download and enjoy the following pre-order exclusive gifts.

Castle of Illusion on PS3Castle of Illusion on PS3Castle of Illusion on PS3

Original Genesis version of the game

Pre-order exclusive dynamic theme

Three Avatars

The pre-order will begin on August 20th and end on September 2nd.

The dynamic theme and original Genesis version of the game will be available only during this pre-order period. The bonus items will not be available after September 2nd and won’t be available for purchase on the store. Don’t miss the opportunity to pre-order Castle of Illusion and grab these rare bonus items!

Castle of Illusion on PS3

Castle of Illusion on PS3Castle of Illusion on PS3

//Add Your Own

84 Comments   3 Replies

PAGE 1 2

1

+ StingrayX on August 16th, 2013 at 1:08 pm said:

Ah cool, the original!


2

+ MakoSOLIDER on August 16th, 2013 at 1:09 pm said:

The price sold me on it. Looking forward to this.


3

+ FunkyTable on August 16th, 2013 at 1:10 pm said:

Will Rayman Legends come out September 3? Will we be able to preorder for any kind of bonus?


4

+ DrApollo on August 16th, 2013 at 1:11 pm said:

Sold!


5

+ Sonicfan11589 on August 16th, 2013 at 1:16 pm said:

Since u work for sega, if u could pass this along, i hope u guys have something special for Virtua Fighter’s 20th anniversary, u guys didn’t do anything for the franchise’s 15th at least in North America, Would love to see the following:
-VF 1 and 3 for PSN/XBLA and hopefully Wii U eShop.
-VF on PS Vita or at least 3DS.
-Virtua Fighter 6 for PS4 and Xbox One.

PLEASE MAKE IT HAPPEN!! I LOVE VF.

Sorry to sort of spam this blog.


6

+ cmdluke on August 16th, 2013 at 1:19 pm said:

any Plus discount like Ducktales?


7

+ MakoSOLIDER on August 16th, 2013 at 1:20 pm said:

Will the original genesis version have trophies lol? It would make me play it.


8

+ sigma779 on August 16th, 2013 at 1:20 pm said:

Will the original Genesis version have it’s own set of trophies?


    Mai Kawaguchi's Avatar

     

    + Mai Kawaguchi on August 20th, 2013 at 10:11 am said:

    No. There is no trophies attached to this bonus original game. The game was ported to PS3 “as is”. No new features were added.


9

+ thebledkid22 on August 16th, 2013 at 1:20 pm said:

@MakoSOLDIER my thoughts exactly. would preorder day one if it also has trophies.


10

+ UndreyVITA on August 16th, 2013 at 1:21 pm said:

Vita?


11

+ Mando44646 on August 16th, 2013 at 1:32 pm said:

Vita support or no interest


12

+ XeahuleXolic on August 16th, 2013 at 1:36 pm said:

this is a must have!!


13

+ Zionine on August 16th, 2013 at 1:39 pm said:

I would eat this UP on Vita. Especially the original version.


14

+ tusunami on August 16th, 2013 at 1:41 pm said:

Oh really I’m doing this as soon as I get home!!!!!!!!!!!!!


15

+ tusunami on August 16th, 2013 at 1:42 pm said:

Made a mistake, gotta wait 4 more days ugh.


16

+ YorlecmNwahs on August 16th, 2013 at 1:47 pm said:

Go to Google

Search “Let’s Get FlatOut Head On PS Vita Compatible”

Click on the first result.

Sign the petition please.

Thank you


17

+ YorlecmNwahs on August 16th, 2013 at 1:48 pm said:

This is going to be so awesome! Love the old Mickey games.


18

+ ElektroDragon on August 16th, 2013 at 1:48 pm said:

Plus pre-order discount please!!!


19

+ CatatonicAlex on August 16th, 2013 at 1:49 pm said:

IGN has this listed as a Vita release.
I hope someone gets fired.
Shame on you IGN.
:(


20

+ Squiggle55 on August 16th, 2013 at 1:58 pm said:

I can’t think of a better preorder bonus. Very sneaky, guys. I may preorder this one now. Well played.


21

+ stlthriot on August 16th, 2013 at 2:12 pm said:

Definitely grabbing this! :D


22

+ navcomm81 on August 16th, 2013 at 2:41 pm said:

$11.99 PlayStation Plus? That’d definitely win me over.


23

+ Doc_Tury on August 16th, 2013 at 2:44 pm said:

I was already buying it! This Sweetens the deal! The best pre order deal in a long time for a PSN game!


24

+ poodude on August 16th, 2013 at 2:45 pm said:

To echo a few other users, does the Genesis version come with trophies?


25

+ mwatcher on August 16th, 2013 at 3:05 pm said:

I’d also appreciate a response re: trophies on the Genesis version.


26

+ xClayMeow on August 16th, 2013 at 3:06 pm said:

First we get an updated DuckTales and now an updated Castle of Illusion….yet no Vita version for either, despite that being the perfect platform for side-scrolling platformers.

:sigh:


27

+ onslaughtree on August 16th, 2013 at 3:27 pm said:

Now that’s an awesome bonus.
And did I read this correct. If you pre-order it when the pre-order goes live, you get to download the original version and play right away ?. I’m sold.


    Mai Kawaguchi's Avatar

     

    + Mai Kawaguchi on August 20th, 2013 at 10:15 am said:

    Yes, for PSN (US/Canada/LATAM) users, you can download and play the original game immediately after you place an order. And … the pre-order starts today!


28

+ Kchow23 on August 16th, 2013 at 3:37 pm said:

The game looks amazing, wish there was a PS Vita version just like Puppeteer also.


29

+ duke301 on August 16th, 2013 at 3:38 pm said:

I was going to buy Ragnarok Odyssey on sale on Vita next week, but I think I’ll pick this up instead. Had a lot of fun playing Castle of Illusion back in the day. The preorder bonuses make it even better, now how about a preorder plus discount? Yes?


30

+ Dangisuckatgamin on August 16th, 2013 at 3:44 pm said:

I would also like to know if the Original Sega game will have trophies, also I may get this even if it doesn’t because that’s a good deal!


31

+ coolasj19 on August 16th, 2013 at 4:10 pm said:

Hey, Mai Kawaguchi
It would be a good idea to answer the questions of people that are interested in your game. The likelihood that they will buy it goes down with each one that remains unanswered. And it guarantees people won’t forget about it.


32

+ israelpacheco89 on August 16th, 2013 at 4:13 pm said:

Excited to check this out! Never played the original but I did play the spiritual sequel on the 3DS last year. I have to say that these are some very cool preorder bonuses. Will be preordering once the store updates on Tuesday :)


33

+ airic82 on August 16th, 2013 at 4:23 pm said:

Please let there be a Plus discount like there was for DuckTales!


34

+ PainOfSarrow on August 16th, 2013 at 4:48 pm said:

dont care for games like this or ducktales but i must say its pretty kool to have extra bonuses like this on pre-orders. a bit more content for ur money. specialy the original full game.


35

+ RidleysBox on August 16th, 2013 at 4:51 pm said:

I was on the fence with buying this, but the bonuses have swayed me I believe.


36

+ lisatsunami on August 16th, 2013 at 5:32 pm said:

I like the digital bonuses so I will pre-order.


37

+ Digital-Big-Boss on August 16th, 2013 at 5:41 pm said:

The original Genesis game free with a pre-order. Now this is a great way to do pre-orders, hopefully others will follow SEGAs fantastic example.


38

+ Shrewder on August 16th, 2013 at 6:00 pm said:

These pre-order bonuses are appreciated. Thank you.


39

+ lionkrm07 on August 16th, 2013 at 6:29 pm said:

I’m hoping this game has come out, I remember with great affection and see how it will be improved for PS3 is incredible … waiting for September 3rd and the price is great


40

+ Neil on August 16th, 2013 at 6:57 pm said:

Castle of Illusions is one of my favorite games of all time so yes of course fans like me will pre-order just to have it for free!


41

+ Apeman24 on August 16th, 2013 at 8:24 pm said:

Cool like a duck tales type deal, nice.


42

+ blakseed on August 16th, 2013 at 8:50 pm said:

Pretty impressive deal.


43

+ Sarges24 on August 16th, 2013 at 9:16 pm said:

I was kind of planning on picking this up but with the pre-order deals…. makes it tough to pass. Great bonuses. I really wish other titles would offer such quality/limited freebies. Great job Sega!


44

+ averageguy00 on August 16th, 2013 at 10:43 pm said:

id rather have magical quest starring mickey mouse. had a lot of fun with that on the snes.


45

+ wilfareus on August 17th, 2013 at 12:23 am said:

the lack of Vita support bewilders me
but this is an awesome way to do the pre-order :D


46

+ Elvick_ on August 17th, 2013 at 12:37 am said:

Awesome pre-order bonuses.

Shame that there’s no PS Vita version. Even if it was just the emulated version of the Genesis version…

I really really really want this on my PS Vita and would gladly buy it twice for it. (and Ducktales… Capcom… *glares*)

Oh well.


47

+ mgsfoxhound2 on August 17th, 2013 at 1:30 am said:

sweet, thank you so much! the original game for pre- orders and other bonus is awesome deal. please keep this up in the future. just FYI castle of illusion was actually started on the Sega master system, anyone remember?


48

+ PrimeroIncognito on August 17th, 2013 at 4:36 am said:

What a sweet deal. I was going to buy this game anyway, but now I’m even more excited for it. Thanks!

Looks like you got your wish, Spoonman!


49

+ JanusDS on August 17th, 2013 at 6:12 am said:

Not a big fan of full price especially at $15 but getting the original Genesis game sweetens the pot a bit. It’s been a very long time since I played that and would be interesting to see how it holds up and compares to this remake. :)

I also agree with others that this would be a great one to have on Vita as well.


50

+ SuperHALFBEAST on August 17th, 2013 at 7:53 am said:

Sony/SEGA, who ever is in charge of this awesomeness, if you can make the original Castle of Illusion pre-order bonus thingy compatible for the VITA, I will love you FOREVER!


PAGE 1 2
Comments are closed. We close the comments for posts after 30 days

Gamer Masterpiece

Create your own Gamer Masterpiece & share for votes.