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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.

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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!

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+ EnigmaNemesis on August 17th, 2013 at 8:24 am said:

I was so fond and loved the original when I had my Genesis growing up. I am definitely pre-ordering this!

Would love if it is remote play for the Vita or even a Vita version in the pipeline!


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+ eyeslurking on August 17th, 2013 at 8:41 am said:

I’m buying it now for the original. The HD remake will just be a nice bonus.


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+ monone18 on August 17th, 2013 at 10:33 am said:

It would be awesome if it had cross-buy, or at least cross-save


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+ PrinceofXIII on August 17th, 2013 at 11:34 am said:

wtf the original is only pre order bonus only?

come on now!!

now i have to buy this day 1!!!


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    + Mai Kawaguchi on August 20th, 2013 at 10:18 am said:

    Yes. The original version will be available with pre-order only and pre-order starts today!


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+ Knightedrik on August 17th, 2013 at 2:06 pm said:

9/3? Mickey Mouse?

lmao

No,no,no,no!

Diablo III That is all!


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+ cheddar2010 on August 17th, 2013 at 2:10 pm said:

Sweet bonus bonanza, Now i’m totally spending my cheddar on this mouse!


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+ Avin1973 on August 17th, 2013 at 3:55 pm said:

Again, no Vita love? Could anybody confirm that this is not coming to Vita?

I fail to understand why perfect games such as Castle of Illusion and Duck Tales won’t be ported for Vita. Just bought DT for Steam. Would buy it again for Vita, if released.

Booo Sony…


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+ Vcheese on August 17th, 2013 at 8:35 pm said:

WHERE IS THE VITA VERSIOOOOOOON? this is a must for portable gaming. i would buy it day one


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+ TerraAshura on August 17th, 2013 at 9:00 pm said:

Original included?! SOLD! Buying as soon as I can homigawd.


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+ iREVOLTER on August 17th, 2013 at 10:31 pm said:

So no PS+ discount ? Too bad, I was hoping for this one too. Maybe you (Sony) could work out this, please!


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+ Avin1973 on August 18th, 2013 at 6:14 am said:

And the rumors about Vita being a dead fish get stronger and stronger… maybe this games will be announced on Gamescon.

But I won’t hold my breath…


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+ B-Badd on August 18th, 2013 at 10:45 am said:

This looks so cool, really wish there was a Vita version too.


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+ bclavicle on August 18th, 2013 at 1:23 pm said:

Sweeeeet! Preordering this ASAP!


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+ Superstone on August 18th, 2013 at 2:51 pm said:

Why is this not on the Vita?


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+ PrimeroIncognito on August 18th, 2013 at 3:01 pm said:

“Why is this not on the Vita?”

Maybe because the original game was played on a television screen and the goal is to re-create the experience as close to the original as possible?

Or maybe because there isn’t much profit potential on the Vita due to the Vita not selling as well as expected?

Maybe a combination of both?

Did you think of those things?


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+ PhillyTheCat on August 18th, 2013 at 3:33 pm said:

+ PrimeroIncognito on August 18th, 2013 at 3:01 pm said:

“Why is this not on the Vita?”

Maybe because the original game was played on a television screen and the goal is to re-create the experience as close to the original as possible?

Or maybe because there isn’t much profit potential on the Vita due to the Vita not selling as well as expected?

Maybe a combination of both?

Did you think of those things?

The answer is this: developers rather put a game on the home console first.
If the game sells well and there is a high enough demand for it on Vita, then & only then will it get ported.


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+ Mad-Dominator0 on August 18th, 2013 at 7:03 pm said:

Will get this Definetly…DEFINETLY!!!


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+ mystery75 on August 18th, 2013 at 8:01 pm said:

I am going to Pre this, because I want the genesis version.

HOWEVER…

If you release this and the genesis version on VITA, I will purchase it again. (Truth be told, all i really want is the Genesis version on Vita. :) Please consider Vita.)


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+ DJPlace on August 18th, 2013 at 9:10 pm said:

this is a good deal. going pre-order i need to beat the hard mode of this game then my mind can be at ease get ready to be pwned 3rd boss!!


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+ DJPlace on August 18th, 2013 at 9:16 pm said:

this is one of a the better pre-offers i have seen in a while sony. this makes up for you really bad month of plus. i renewed BTW cause i need cloud storage and discounts.


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+ Demonhunter84 on August 19th, 2013 at 7:38 am said:

Never played the Genesis version only World of Illusion starring Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck. Probably get it.


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+ martinirage1 on August 19th, 2013 at 8:38 am said:

If this had ps plus discount i would be sold on it


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+ Dangisuckatgamin on August 19th, 2013 at 1:47 pm said:

@55
I honestly feel the same way about Diablo, who cares?


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+ cdb1124 on August 20th, 2013 at 11:20 am said:

I just checked PSN and I don’t see a pre-order option. Todays the 20th, whats up?


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+ FernandoAD on August 20th, 2013 at 3:19 pm said:

Where is the pre-order?


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+ DbaiG on August 20th, 2013 at 3:20 pm said:

Congratulations! That’s exciting news! Mickey game is always a cynosure whenever we try to access the game lists. The preview shows it would be amazingly gripping. It seems to have great graphics and color display. A big hit! Anxiously waiting for the release!

DbaiG
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+ monyotone on August 21st, 2013 at 9:55 am said:

i’m enjoying the original on PSN now. that one’s awesome too! really excited for the reimagining now!
thanks for that offer :)


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+ TIGALAD on August 24th, 2013 at 1:45 pm said:

Guys, I’ve been checking ps store since 20th and there is no option to Pre order. I’m in the uk.. Any ideas when it will be live?


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+ Avin1973 on August 25th, 2013 at 4:30 am said:

Vita is perfect for games like Castle of Illusion and of course there is demand.

I was forced to play Duck Tales on Steam…


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+ Alestes on August 26th, 2013 at 1:11 am said:

I really hope Europe will get these pre-order bonuses too.

(it would also be very nice if the Genesis version of Quackshot was released!)


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+ Bad_Qazal on September 2nd, 2013 at 4:48 am said:

No Psvita version no buy , this is a brilliant portable title and SEGA or CAPCOM (DUCKTALES) are refusing to acknowledge , I mean seriously I want to give you my money


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+ AniGamer on September 2nd, 2013 at 11:30 pm said:

Can you still get the bonuses if you buy it before midnight Sept 2nd.?


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+ bassdriven on September 3rd, 2013 at 1:55 pm said:

Literally just pre ordered and downloading all the bonus content now :D


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+ Goodguy818 on September 10th, 2013 at 3:34 pm said:

Awww i cant believe i missed the preorder bonus! I need to try and keep up with all these news.


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