WOO-HOO! DuckTales is back

Mar 22, 2013 // Chris

After over twenty years, one of Capcom’s most beloved 8-bit games is coming to Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Wii U. Disney, WayForward and Capcom are proud to present Ducktales Remastered !

Not ponytails. Not cottontails. DUCKTALES! Through some miracle or planetary alignment, the little game Capcom and Disney fans thought they’d never see again is being remastered and lovingly enhanced for the millions of us who can’t quite get their old NES cartridge from 1989 to play anymore. (Seriously, stop blowing in it. You’re not helping!)

Bless those bagpipes, DuckTales is back, it’s every bit as wonderful as you remember it, and the game is being brought to you by none other than WayForward, masters of the of the cutting edge throwback, previously responsible for Adventure Time, Contra 4, and Mighty Switch Force. From the Amazon jungle to the oxygenated surface of The Moon, Scrooge McDuck’s perilous pursuit of treasures untold has been given a gorgeous update worthy of the original game’s enduring legacy.  

Better still, DuckTales Remastered gets to do a couple of things the 8-bit original couldn’t dream of. (Not the least of which being Scrooge having the correct clothing color.)

It should almost go without saying that the game is being recreated in High-Def, but of far greater importance, the DuckTales gang has been brought back to life with absolutely luscious hand-drawn animation so as to better reflect the high-caliber animation Disney’s known for. Every frame of movement from the original is represented, redefined and expanded upon. Oh yes, even side characters like Launchpad McQuack and Huey, Dewey, and Louie have graduated from static cameos to fully fleshed-out appearances.

Speaking of animated authenticity, and this is nothing short of HUGE for hardcore DuckTales fans, many of the surviving voice actors from the landmark Disney Afternoon TV series have been reunited to bring the unforgettable characters to life for the first time in years! Yes, even Alan Young – who has provided the unforgettable voice for Scrooge McDuck in almost every Disney game, TV show and movie since 1983 – is once again reprising his role as the irascible water fowl.

Witness the horror of Castle Strangeduck…

DuckTales Remastered is currently set to launch this summer on XBLA, PSN and the Wii U e-Shop, and we’ve only just scratched the surface of what’s in store. We’ll have so much more to show in the months ahead, including the game’s new controls, additional areas, a Duckburg museum to track your progress, remixes of some of the most classic videogame music of all-time, and my personal favorite… A MONEY BIN YOU CAN ACTUALLY SWIM IN!

Scrooge’s Money Bin is an all-new playable area!

Head into our DuckTales Remastered gallery to see every available screenshot from today’s announcement. Seriously, WOO-HOO!!