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Disney Classic Games: Aladdin and The Lion King

Luigi’s Mansion 3 was already said to have had the fastest-selling physical Switch game of 2019 in the UK. GamesIndustry now reports that its sales are 140 percent higher than its predecessor, without including digital sales.

Disney Classic Games: Aladdin and The Lion King also launched last week. It came in at #12 and sold the best on Switch. 48 percent of sales were on Nintendo’s platform, followed by PS4 at 38 percent and Xbox One at 14 percent.

As one other note, Ring Fit Adventure continues to do well. Sales dropped just 21 percent and the title remained in the top ten at #7.

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Disney Classic Games: Aladdin and The Lion King is out today on Switch. Find some footage showing the retro titles below.

Nighthawk Interactive and iam8bit have announced special editions for Disney’s classic 16-bit Aladdin and The Lion King video games.

Disney Classic Games: Aladdin and The Lion King is set to arrive on Switch next week. Nighthawk Interactive is also planning Retro Editions for Switch presented in classic console-style packaging: Clamshell Style (Genesis) and Boxed with Tray (SNES). Along with an exclusive poster, a retro style manual will be included.

Meanwhile, iam8bit is bringing Aladdin and The Lion King to its Legacy Cartridge Collection. The Aladdin Legacy Cartridge for Genesis and The Lion King Legacy Cartridge for SNES will be a fully playable cartridge as a limited edition of 4,500 units, complete with lovingly restored artwork by Jango Snow Art & Design.

Here’s the full rundown on everything that’s planned:

The SEGA Genesis version of Aladdin will soon be making its way to Switch. It’s not just a simple port, as the team worked with the original developers on a new, upgraded version with adjusted boss patterns, new areas, and secrets. You can get a look at how the “Final Cut” mode looks below.

Disney Classic Games: Aladdin and The Lion King lands on Switch in a few weeks. When it does, the classic version of Aladdin will contain a “final cut” with additions and improvements.

Stephen Frost, senior producer at Digital Eclipse, told CNET that the team consulted with the original developers and implemented “subtle” adjustments. These include having Aladdin interacting with objects consistently and performing the same attack damage on enemies.

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Original (8/28): Yesterday, Disney Classic Games: Aladdin and The Lion King was leaked at the GameStop Managers Conference. The collection has now been officially announced, and we have first details / screenshots.

Here’s an overview from a Best Buy listing:

Nighthawk Interactive published the first trailer for the newly-announced Disney Classic Games: Aladdin and The Lion King. Give it a look below.