Today at PAX East 2013 Capcom announced they are remaking the classic 1989 “DuckTales” video game with all new artwork, sounds, music, and original character voices. They’re calling it “DuckTales Remastered” to be released this summer.
Taking its cue from the Disney cartoon series of the same name, “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. Other popular characters to be featured in the game include Huey, Dewey, Louie, Webbigail, the Beagle Boys, and Magica De Spell, among many more.
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.
Video: DuckTales Remastered trailer & sing-along
Video: Gameplay trailer from Transylvania level
Video: Gameplay trailer from Amazon level
“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.
Further additions to the original include an all new tutorial level where players can get familiar with the iconic pogo jump and cane swing, while Scrooge McDuck’s Museum allows players to track all their stats and compare their progress with others via global leaderboards.
Screenshots of the new artwork, sprites, and levels:
Capcom has also released a closer look at the hand-drawn character art for the game:
A Disney Interactive licensed property, “DuckTales Remastered” is being developed for Capcom by WayForward and is scheduled for release digitally on Xbox LIVE Arcade for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii U this summer.