"Disney Classic Games: Aladdin and The Lion King" Get Retro and Legacy Cartridge Editions

"Disney Classic Games: Aladdin and The Lion King" Get Retro and Legacy Cartridge Editions
Credit: Nighthawk Interactive

Disney Classic Games: Aladdin and The Lion King are getting a decidedly retro tribute by way of Nighthawk Interactive. The games are getting two Switch-exclusive "Retro Editions," which will be up for grabs soon for $49.99 apiece.

Alternatively, you can pick up exclusive iam8bit "Legacy Cartridge" editions of the original games that are compatible with both Super Nintendo and Sega Genesis consoles for a true throwback experience.

"Disney Classic Games: Aladdin and The Lion King" Get Retro and Legacy Cartridge Editions
Credit: Nighthawk Interactive

The Legacy Cartridge versions are by far the most impressive. Here's what you can expect out of those, according to iam8bit:

  • Limited Edition of 4,500

  • Brand new playable cartridge compatible with NTSC Genesis and EU Mega Drive retro consoles

  • Translucent Ruby Red and Ultra Limited Magic Carpet Purple Glow-in-the-Dark Cartridges*

  • Nostalgic Clamshell Packaging w/ Premium Foil and Gloss-Embellished Insert

  • Full-Color, Premium Instruction Booklet w/ Restored Artwork + Foreword by Mike Mika

  • Retro Pack-In Surprises

  • Custom Package Design & Restoration by Jango Snow Art & Design

  • Manufacturing by Retrotainment Games + Infinite NES Lives

"Disney Classic Games: Aladdin and The Lion King" Get Retro and Legacy Cartridge Editions
Credit: Nighthawk Interactive

If you're interested in the Retro Edition, here's what you can look forward to:

  • Exclusive Poster

  • Retro Style Manual

  • Retro Style Packaging

  • Multiple Game Versions

  • Display Options and Updated Visuals:

    • 1080P graphics and enhancements for modern HD TVs
    • Adjustable screen aspect ratios and borders
    • Custom filter options designed to replicate classic CRT TVs and other popular screen types
  • In-Game Rewind

  • Interactive Watch Mode

  • Save Feature

  • Museum Feature

  • Soundtrack

Preorders for both the Retro Editions and Legacy Cartridges are set to go live on October 24 at 1 PM ET on Best Buy and iam8bit. You'd better hurry if you want to snag one.

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