Published on March 22nd, 2013 | by Cory Wells, Contributor
Capcom to Release an Updated Forgotten Classic with DuckTales Remastered
Closing at PAX East, Capcom revealed some upcoming, downloadable releases. The noted title that sticks out is Disney’s Ducktales.
Capcom is remastering the classic NES title with new animations, and will release it as a downloadable game for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Wii U. DuckTales Remastered will be developed for Capcom by the team from WayForward, the one behing the fantastic Double Dragon Neon. The company has a 13-year history of developing handheld games.
The title will include a tutorial mode to help players get adapted to how the pogo (cane) jumping works, and also a comparison mode called Scrooge McDuck’s Museum, where players track stats and progress.
Per Capcom, “DuckTales Remastered has seen the development team take the levels and layout from the original 1989 release as a foundation before expanding upon them to significantly enhance the gameplay experience but where this update truly impresses is its graphics and sound. All of the visuals from the 8-bit game have been beautifully re-created as hand-drawn and animated sprites, across a backdrop of luscious, re-envisioned level backgrounds. Furthermore, original Disney Character Voices talent, including some from the cartoon TV series, bring in-game characters to life with charm and wit, while the classic melodies of the original soundtrack are given a modern twist.”
DuckTales was originally released for the Nintendo Entertainment System in 1989 and sported beautiful visuals, addicting gameplay and some of the best music in gaming history (Capcom had a knack for it back then).
DuckTales Remastered follows the adventures of Scrooge McDuck as he explores differently themed worlds to collect their treasures and become the world’s richest duck. Per Wikipedia, “The series is notable for being the first Disney cartoon to be produced for syndication and paving the way for future Disney cartoons, such as Chip ‘n’ Dale Rescue Rangers, Talespin and Darkwing Duck, the latter of which is considered to be a spinoff of DuckTales.”
Look for DuckTales Remastered later this summer.