A leak from the latest GameStop conference has revealed that HD remasters of the ’90s Aladdin and The Lion King SNES and Sega Genesis/Mega Drive games could be on their way to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch later this year.
The leak was first reported by Twitter user Wolverinefactor, who says the remasters will include the original soundtracks and contain both the SNES and Genesis versions of the games. A follow-up tweet says they’ll each be available to pre-order from GameStop “tomorrow morning”, so they might appear sometime today if this leak is correct.
Aladdin and Lion King game remakes hitting October – all systems – just announced at GameStop con @Wario64
— W (@wolverinefactor) August 27, 2019
Another source corroborated the information with Gematsu, reporting that both games will be playable in their original resolutions or in 1080p. There will also be new features that allow players to fast-forward and rewind to any point in the game, and they’ll even include the option to let the game take over to show players how to clear a stage. These sound like welcome additions after a childhood spent falling off the heads of giraffes.
GameXplain substantiated the leak even further by supplying an image that looks like it was taken from the event, showing physical copies of the game for all consoles with a fall release window.