Praise the sun!  Sega has announced that its classic Genesis/Mega Drive Disney platformer, Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse, will receive generous lashings of HD paint when it gets re-released on PC, Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 sometime this summer.

The remake of the 1990 classic, which will be a downloadable-only effort for Xbox Live Arcade, PlayStation Network and PC, is being handled by Sega Studios Australia who will be working alongside Disney Interactive to bring the game to market.

This marks the second 16-bit era Disney title to go under the remake knife.  Last month at PAX East, Capcom announced that it was prepping a remastered Duck Tales for a summer release also.

An announcement trailer for the game has been released (we have it for you below), but it reveals little other than a CG-tastic promo for the game.  Much more useful though are the screenshots that we have for you, showcasing what looks to be on face value at least, a very attractive looking platforming romp.

As well as a hefty amount of shininess applied to the visuals, the developer has confirmed that it will aim to keep to magic of the original in tact as well as adding “new and exciting gameplay mechanics” to the game.

Chris Olsen of Sega of America had this to say regarding the game:  ”The original Castle of Illusion was tremendously entertaining and has a well-deserved reputation as a Sega classic. Castle of Illusion Featuring Mickey Mouse brings this great game to a new generation.  Mickey is back and he looks fantastic.”

Well, it surely can’t be any worse than Epic Mickey though can it?  CAN IT?

Now all we need is a remastered Quack Shot and my life will be complete!

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