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Sega’s Castle of Illusion remake is going away soon

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Castle of Illusion

Sega’s 2013 remake of classic 16-bit platformer Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse will no longer be available for sale after Sept. 2, the publisher confirmed to Polygon today.

"Due to an expiration of business terms, SEGA will no longer be able to sell Castle of Illusion on Xbox Live, PlayStation Network, or Steam, with the current publishing arrangement coming to an end on September 2," the company said in a statement. "For players who own the game, they will be able to re-download it to their respective system at any point in the future — this delisting should not prevent current owners from being able to access the game at a later time."

Developed by Sega Studios Australia, the modern Castle of Illusion served as a re-imagining of the beloved Sega Genesis original released in 1990. In the side-scrolling platformer, Mickey Mouse is tasked with rescuing Minnie Mouse from the shape-changing witch Mizrabel and must traverse a fantastical castle to do so.

Castle of Illusion was released on PlayStation 3, Windows PC and Xbox 360 in 2013. It’s currently being sold for $14.99 on the PlayStation Store, Steam and Xbox Games Store. Microsoft recently added Castle of Illusion to its list of backward compatible Xbox 360 titles that play on Xbox One.