Lots of things spark scuttlebutt in the retro gaming community, but nothing raises eyebrows and sends up flags like a multimillion dollar giant like Disney filing for a trademark. In this specific instance, the megamedia corporation is looking to trademark the term Castle of Illusion, which was the title of a 1990 release starring the company’s flagship character, Mickey Mouse. What can it mean?
Retro gamers know what they want it to mean. Formerly available on the Game Gear, Mega Drive and Master System, Castle of Illusion could be coming forward on a new platform, such as XBLA or the PSN. Better yet, it could become an HD remake or possibly a new sequel along the same vein as the original.
Whatever it is, Disney will not likely disappoint. They have a long history of games with movie tie-ins, and most have been top notch. Sure, every B horror flick has a video game now…which also is most likely B-rated. But Disney quality is always there. Retro gamers and Disney fans will have to stay tuned to see what the trademarking brings to the gaming community.
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