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

Mai Kawaguchi's Avatar Posted by 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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StingrayX said:

August 16th, 1:08 pm

Ah cool, the original!

MakoSOLIDER said:

August 16th, 1:09 pm

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

FunkyTable said:

August 16th, 1:10 pm

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

DrApollo said:

August 16th, 1:11 pm


Sonicfan11589 said:

August 16th, 1:16 pm

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.


Sorry to sort of spam this blog.

cmdluke said:

August 16th, 1:19 pm

any Plus discount like Ducktales?

MakoSOLIDER said:

August 16th, 1:20 pm

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

sigma779 said:

August 16th, 1:20 pm

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

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    Mai Kawaguchi said:

    August 20th, 10:11 am

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

thebledkid22 said:

August 16th, 1:20 pm

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

UndreyVITA said:

August 16th, 1:21 pm


Mando44646 said:

August 16th, 1:32 pm

Vita support or no interest

XeahuleXolic said:

August 16th, 1:36 pm

this is a must have!!

Zionine said:

August 16th, 1:39 pm

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

tusunami said:

August 16th, 1:41 pm

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

tusunami said:

August 16th, 1:42 pm

Made a mistake, gotta wait 4 more days ugh.

YorlecmNwahs said:

August 16th, 1:47 pm

Go to Google

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

Click on the first result.

Sign the petition please.

Thank you

YorlecmNwahs said:

August 16th, 1:48 pm

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

ElektroDragon said:

August 16th, 1:48 pm

Plus pre-order discount please!!!

CatatonicAlex said:

August 16th, 1:49 pm

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

Squiggle55 said:

August 16th, 1:58 pm

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

stlthriot said:

August 16th, 2:12 pm

Definitely grabbing this! :D

navcomm81 said:

August 16th, 2:41 pm

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

Doc_Tury said:

August 16th, 2:44 pm

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

poodude said:

August 16th, 2:45 pm

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

mwatcher said:

August 16th, 3:05 pm

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

xClayMeow said:

August 16th, 3:06 pm

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.


onslaughtree said:

August 16th, 3:27 pm

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.

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    Mai Kawaguchi said:

    August 20th, 10:15 am

    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!

Kchow23 said:

August 16th, 3:37 pm

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

duke301 said:

August 16th, 3:38 pm

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?

Dangisuckatgamin said:

August 16th, 3:44 pm

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!

coolasj19 said:

August 16th, 4:10 pm

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.

israelpacheco89 said:

August 16th, 4:13 pm

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 :)

airic82 said:

August 16th, 4:23 pm

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

PainOfSarrow said:

August 16th, 4:48 pm

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.

RidleysBox said:

August 16th, 4:51 pm

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

lisatsunami said:

August 16th, 5:32 pm

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

Digital-Big-Boss said:

August 16th, 5:41 pm

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.

Shrewder said:

August 16th, 6:00 pm

These pre-order bonuses are appreciated. Thank you.

lionkrm07 said:

August 16th, 6:29 pm

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

Neil said:

August 16th, 6:57 pm

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!

Apeman24 said:

August 16th, 8:24 pm

Cool like a duck tales type deal, nice.

blakseed said:

August 16th, 8:50 pm

Pretty impressive deal.

Sarges24 said:

August 16th, 9:16 pm

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!

averageguy00 said:

August 16th, 10:43 pm

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

wilfareus said:

August 17th, 12:23 am

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

Elvick_ said:

August 17th, 12:37 am

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.

mgsfoxhound2 said:

August 17th, 1:30 am

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?

PrimeroIncognito said:

August 17th, 4:36 am

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!

JanusDS said:

August 17th, 6:12 am

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.

SuperHALFBEAST said:

August 17th, 7:53 am

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!

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