Sega Studios Australia is hard at work developing a “reimagining” of the 1990 Sega Megadrive platformer Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse. The game will retain the original’s platforming heritage but will obviously make use of current generation hardware power to bring us a 3D platforming game played on a 2D plane.
Many of the original game’s development members, including the original director, are collaborating with Sega Studios Australia. This means that some of the design elements that had to be scrapped from the original game, due to hardware limitations, will be implemented in this remake.
This is the second classic platforming game to be getting an HD makeover. Last month Capcom announced a remake of the 1989 NES classic DuckTales. Castle of Illusion will be a downloadable title hitting the PSN, Steam and Xbox LIVE Arcade in the coming months. There’s a very brief teaser trailer after the jump.