Disney Classic Games Retro Edition Features Old School Box and Manual

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Disney and Nighthawk Interactive have announced a special Retro Edition of Disney Classic Games: Aladdin and The Lion King, available elusively at Best Buy stores in the US, for $49.99.

The Retro Editions are only available for the Nintendo Switch version of the Aladdin and The Lion King double-pack. Two boxed versions are available. A large box simulates the old SNES game boxes, while a plastic clamshell is available for Sega Genesis fans (it’s worth noting that Aladdin is the Genesis version).

Both versions also include an exclusive manual and full color game manual.

The Disney Classic Games set includes two 16-bit platformers from the early and mid 90s: Aladdin and The Lion King, along with upscaled graphics, customizable controls, and the ability to save the game! An Interactive Game Viewer can help guide players by showing live playthroughs, while the Rewind feature lets you quickly fix any mistakes. If all else fails, check out the built-in cheat code menu.

The retro set also includes a digital museum of behind-the-scenes development, including interviews, art gallery, and a music player.

The Retro Edition is available exclusively for Switch at Best Buy. The standard version of Disney Classic Games: Aladdin and The Lion King is also available digitally and physically for PlayStation 4, PC (Steam), Switch, and Xbox One, for $29.99. It’s rated E10+.

Planet Zoo Arctic Pack DLC Adds Four New Furry Animals

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Planet Zoo welcomes its first paid DLC pack next week on December 17, for $9.99. The Arctic Pack adds four new winter-themed animals and two new scenarios.

The four new animals are the Arctic Wolf, Dall Sheep, Polar Bear, and Reindeer. Each animal has specific needs and preferences for terrain, temperature, social groups, and habitat size.

The two new scenarios utilize the winter theme in two new biomes – snowy tundra and arid desert. In Norway, zoo managers will build a remote animal sanctuary for arctic animals. In Mexico players will be challenged keeping native arctic animals comfortable and happy in a warmer climate.

The Arctic Pack also adds over 200 new foliage, building, and other scenery items.

The DLC will launch alongside a free update to Planet Zoo. The update adds a number of new features and tools, such as an aging slider, heat maps for crime, and new nature assets and enrichment items.

If you like numbers, Frontier Developments released some fun stats based on the first month of play time:

  • 62 million animals born
  • 23 million staff hired
  • 5 million enrichment items placed
  • 7 million animals released into the wild

Planet Zoo is available on PC (Steam). It’s rated E10+ with Crude Humor, Mild Blood, and Mild Violence.