Disney’s 27-Year-Old Platformer Gargoyles Gets Remastered


Nestled in the midst of the Disney & Marvel games showcase at the latest D23 Expo – a biannual event for Disney’s official fan club, named for the year the company was founded – was a quick announcement that another Sidescroller would get the Disney Classic Treatment Collection Games. Just like the platform games based on Aladdin, The Lion King, The Jungle Book, the 1995 Sega Genesis game Gargoyles is remastered.

Gargoyles was based on a mid-’90s animated series that became a cult classic thanks to the relative maturity of its writing and plot, as well as its smart, well-motivated villains. It also had a solid voice cast, including Keith David, Clancy Brown, John Rhys-Davies, and a cast of Star Trek actors like Jonathan Frakes and Marina Sirtis, who played villains David Xanatos and Demona. Although canceled after three seasons, Gargoyles has since been resurrected in the comics and clearly still has fans.

The video game, a 2D sidecroller in which the Goliath gargoyle fights, climbs and flies through 18 levels to destroy “an artifact of incredible power and evil” crafted by Viking wizards, will be remastered by Empty Clip. It’s the studio behind 16-bit brawler spin-offs Dead Island: Retro Revenge and Streets of Kamurocho, which reimagined Yakuza games as something more like Streets of Rage 2.

Gargoyles Remastered doesn’t have a release date yet, but according to Disney Press release (opens in a new tab) it will come to PC “with updated visuals and controls”. The D23 Expo Disney and Marvel Games Showcase also revealed that Midnight Suns is back on track with a December release date, Amy Hennig’s next Marvel game will feature Captain America and Black Panther in the World War II, and there’s a Tron visual novel coming next year from indie studio Bithell Games, previously responsible for Thomas Was Alone, Subsurface Circular and The Solitaire Conspiracy.


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