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Three classics are no longer available for sale on Steam, with nothing announced to say why. However, GOG at least have given a bit of warning that they're about to go.

Speaking on GOG, a staff member posted on their forum:

We'd like to inform you that Disney The Lion King and Disney Aladdin are being delisted from our catalog on July 9th, 2PM UTC, due to the publisher's request.

Everyone who owned the games prior to delisting will still be able to access them through their GOG Library.

Curiously, The Jungle Book was one also removed from Steam but GOG aren't mentioning that being removed. It's quite likely though it will be at some point soon as well.

On GOG, all three games come packaged for Linux with DOSBox enabling you to easily play them, so it's quite sad to see these classics just be taken away. Each of them on GOG also come with a "Commemorative 16-Bit Poster Art".

Want to pick them up before they're gone? Links below:

Hat tip to Mr. Doomguy.

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Arehandoro 8 July 2019 at 9:41 am UTC
Will Disney's new streaming service also offer games from their catalogue? Or is this only some stupid move from Disney (as usual)?

I had some of them in my wishlist, but no intention to buy them right now, so once are gone I will refer back to the more obscure means of getting them.
Rugaliz 8 July 2019 at 9:51 am UTC
The lion king sucks ass...
go play the emulated Genesis version instead
Hori 8 July 2019 at 10:35 am UTC
Seems like I have to buy from 3rd parties or resellers now...
I was waiting for a price drop, seeing that they have pretty poor reviews for bugs / performance issues

Interestingly, Disney's Hercules is still available


Last edited by Hori at 8 July 2019 at 10:35 am UTC
Solitary 8 July 2019 at 10:57 am UTC
That's Disney for you... always taking the term 'copyright monopoly' to full extent.
HadBabits 8 July 2019 at 11:14 am UTC
How lame :\ I figure they're either moving them to their own service, remastering them soon (best case), or they're making new games for those properties, since all of them will soon have live action remakes out. Hopefully this isn't just some 'brand integrity' nonsense.
pb 8 July 2019 at 11:55 am UTC
Hopefully this means remasters are in the plans, not just the usual copyright mumbo jumbo. Doesn't concern me much as I have already bought them, I still hate it when a game just disappears from the store without warning.

Doesn't mean they won't be put back up, though. They removed Castle of Illusion in the past and now it's back in the store (apparently the licence has expired and then was renewed).
Houtworm 8 July 2019 at 12:20 pm UTC
I have all 3 games, But they all have very bad controller support. It is way way better to just play them using a decent genesis emulator
Salvatos 8 July 2019 at 1:47 pm UTC
Can't you play all of those games at archive.org anyway?
Asu 8 July 2019 at 2:18 pm UTC
g2a to the rescue! feck you disney lol...
So that's why we need sellers like g2a...
Sil_el_mot 8 July 2019 at 6:54 pm UTC
Thanks for the info. just bought all of them via g2a before the keys get expensive.
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