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Disney Illusion Island

Disney Illusion Island gameplay

A bunch of gameplay is now available for Disney Illusion Island, which just launched on Switch this week. We’ve got a look at the animated cinematics, Metroidvania aspects, and more.

You can find further details about the game in the following overview:

Disney Illusion Island review

System: Switch
Release date: July 28, 2023
Developer: Dlala Studios
Publisher: Disney Electronic Content

Mickey, Minnie, Donald & Goofy may be some of the most recognizable characters of all time, but it’s been a hot minute since they featured in a noteworthy game of their own – something true of many Disney franchises since the shuttering of Disney Interactive in 2016. As such, Disney Illusion Island is something of an experiment; an attempt to craft a modern, original Mickey Mouse story in a new world with new characters, with the structure of a Metroidvania (or “Mickeyvania,” as the developers have put it). While a lack of meaningful surprises can cause the experience to drag and feel overly simple, the game’s charming humor and silky-smooth platforming result in a fun and amusing adventure.

Disney Illusion Island launch trailer

Tying in with the debut of Disney Illusion Island today, we’ve got an official launch trailer. Dlala Studios’ Metroid experience can be purchased now.

For those that need a refresher on the title, check out the following overview:

Disney Illusion Island story

Disney Illusion Island just received its latest trailer focusing on the game’s story. The premise involves Mickey Mouse and the rest of the gang exploring Monoth as they look to recover three mystical books to save the world from disaster.

Here’s an official overview:

Disney Illusion Island preview

Disney Illusion Island feels like the type of game that Disney hasn’t made in ages. It’s not only the first original Mickey Mouse platformer that we’ve seen in about a decade, but it’s combining some of the best gameplay elements of many of its inspirations with gorgeous character animation, and a rhythm that’s especially tuned for local multiplayer. While perhaps not seeking to innovate the genre, Disney Illusion Island feels like it’s built with incredible care and respect for its IP; while I’m sure fans of Mickey and friends will appreciate this game the most, there’s a lot to love here for fans of platformers in general, and I think its exploration and puzzle elements will resonate with many.

Disney Illusion Island interview

After a surprise reveal at D23 Expo last year, Disney Illusion Island ­- an upcoming 2D Metroidvania from the makers of the recent Battletoads reboot – is set to launch exclusively on Switch in late July. After getting to spend nearly an hour with it at Summer Game Fest, I spoke with lead designer Grant Allen about its development, what it’s like working with such iconic characters, and what players can expect when the full game releases.

Disney Illusion Island release date

A release date has now come in for Disney Illusion Island. The game launches on July 28, today’s Nintendo Direct confirmed.

Disney Illusion Island was announced for Switch last September. We knew it was planned for 2023, but more specific timing hadn’t been shared.

Here’s some information about the game:

Disney Illusion Island

Disney Illusion Island is coming exclusively to Switch, Disney has announced. It will launch in 2023.

The game is being made by Dlala Studios, the team that worked on the 2020 Battletoads game. Mickey, Minnie, Donald, and Goofy will be featured in the 2D platformer that features local co-op. It’s set in the world of Monoth, and players must travel to the three biomes to retrieve the books of knowledge.

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