Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse likely to be delisted on September 2nd

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If you ever wondered why people get so grumpy over digital-only releases, here’s one big reason: we’ve heard that the 2013 remake of Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse will be delisted from XBLA, PSN, Steam and mobile platforms on September 2nd. The news arrived via an email from an email sent out by indiegala, which claimed the game would be “retired” on that date. The reason for the delisting is likely because SEGA is not renewing the license with Disney, which has been a sad ongoing trend with the company that has also contributed to the delisting of OutRun Online Arcade and After Burner Climax. So if you have yet to pick the game up, and really want to own it and play it, now is the time!

Thankfully, some great sales are going on right now. The Humble Bundle PC version is only $2.24, discounted from $14.99, and the PS3 version is only $3.74. If you are still on the fence, check out our review of the game in which we awarded it an A- and called it “A fantastic platformer!”.

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5 responses to “Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse likely to be delisted on September 2nd

  1. Bethany says:

    What happens for those who bought the game? I just bought it four days ago on Steam…

    • SEGA MAN says:

      You get to keep it forever on your account. I still have my Outrun copy on Steam, and it got delisted. Same with SEGA Rally Revo.

    • It is yours for as long as you have that account and as long as Steam continues to exist as a service. However, SEGA will typically not update the game after a delisting. This won’t affect Steam or XBLA/PSN games, but iOS and Android games typically will not work with future software updates (Jet Set Radio iOS for example).

  2. Berto says:

    But Android and iOS version of Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse was published by Disney, instead of SEGA !!! Why would it be delisted too?

  3. McClane says:

    Thanks for the call!!! Got the Humble one

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