Disney’s Gargoyles Remastered, a remake of the Sega Genesis game, announced and up for pre-order digitally and from Limited Run Games

Just announced earlier today at this year’s Disney D23 event, Gargoyles Remastered is a full-blown HD remake of the Sega Genesis game. That game, based on the classic Disney Afternoon cartoon series Gargoyles, originally released in November 1995, only in North America and only on Genesis. (It’s also most notable as the one game besides Virtua Racing that cannot run on a V2 model Genesis 3 console) Gargoyles Remastered launches on October 19th, 2023 and is now up for pre-order on PlayStation 4/5, Xbox, Nintendo Switch, Steam, and GOG

While the game should play the same way the original did, it’s been completely rebuilt with a widescreen aspect ratio and an all new clean HD look, plus you can switch back and forth between the original pixel graphics at any time, just like Lizardcube and Dotemu’s Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap remake from 2017. There’s also a new rewind function to save you from dumb mistakes. All this is highlighted in the trailer above, which is narrated by Keith David, the original voice of series and game protagonist Goliath. 

See past the break for screenshots and a rundown on the game’s other new features.

EDIT: Various physical copies of Gargoyles Remastered are going up for pre-order from Limited Run Games, including working Genesis cartridges of the original game, starting September 8th, 2023 (That’s right. Tomorrow.) Info about this is also available after the break.

Here are the key features, listed from Disney’s own Gargoyles Remastered website.

  • Play as Goliath, leader of the Gargoyles: Use stone-crushing strength, scale stone towers and buildings with razor-sharp claws, and glide through the air as you master mid-air attacks and hand-to-hand combat in non-stop action to save the world from destruction.
  • Immersive Graphics Experience: Seamlessly toggle in real-time between graphics inspired by the animated series and classic 16-bit mode true to the original game.
  • Authentic Gargoyles Experience: Relive the story of Goliath and the Gargoyles’ battle against the evil Eye of Odin with new animations and sound effects inspired by the Gargoyles animated series.
  • Customize Your Experience: Tailor your gameplay with modern features including instant rewind, wide-screen presentation, and achievements.
  • Remastered Soundtrack: Experience the original soundtrack, remastered and optimized for a more immersive adventure.

While we’re talking about Gargoyles Remastered, fans of Limited Run Games might remember they had previously announced that they would be selling physical copies of the game through their own site. At the time, they did not have a trailer to show us though. Gargoyles Remastered is not yet available at Limited Run Games, but you should keep your eye on them if you’re interested in a physical copy for your collection.

EDIT: Well, that was fast. Turns out Limited Run Games just announced that their physical packages go up for pre-order from September 8th until October 22nd, and they have shown what those physical packages will look like. They are even selling the original Gargoyles game in the form of a working Sega Genesis cartridge as well.

EDIT 2: The various physical releases are now available at Limited Run Games, including versions for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch, along with the Genesis cartridge of the original game. Check all of them out right here.

So how are you feeling about this announcement? Did you play the original Gargoyles Genesis game? Were you a fan of the show? Tell us in the comments below.


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