Copyright and licensed work ownership has recently impacted another game. Disney’s Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse was pulled from digital stores with its fate unknown at the moment. This isn’t the first time licensed work has affected a game, or the last, but it’s a case that is going to become more serious as time goes on. While I know most of you don’t care about licensing problems, this is an issue you need to care about.
During the late 80s/mid 90s Disney licensed games were some of the premier titles around thanks to Disney going after the best developers like Capcom to create their titles. And Mickey starred in a number of classic games for both Nintendo and Sega systems with Castle of Illusion one of them.
Flash forward today and Castle of Illusion joins Ducktales as another game receiving the update treatment. But instead of a remake we got a modern retelling and I’m not quite sure if this is a better homage than a remake.