Scrooge McDuck’s massive money bin has been made a reality, ready for fans of the classic “DuckTales” Disney Afternoon TV show to bury themselves in amongst countless gold coins and other valuables on loan from Duckburg’s richest resident.
It’s all in promotion of Capcom’s highly-anticipated upcoming video game “DuckTales: Remastered,” an HD remake of the beloved ’80s Nintendo game. Scrooge’s money bin is set up within the iam8bit Entertainment System art gallery in Los Angeles, which opens today featuring artwork inspired by 8-bit video games from the Super Mario series to The Legend of Zelda to Punch-Out and more.
Video: Dive into Scrooge McDuck’s money bin at the iam8bit Entertainment System gallery
Sadly, diving into or swimming around the money bin is not permitted, but grinning widely while sitting amidst a sea of oversized plush coins featuring Scrooge’s own face is definitely encouraged. Scrooge even let the gallery borrow his hat for visitors to wear while posing for pictures inside the bin.
“DuckTales: Remastered” is set to be released digitally this summer Xbox 360, PlayStation3, Nintendo Wii U, and on PC, following the adventures of Scrooge McDuck as he explores differently themed worlds to collect their treasures and become the world’s richest duck.
Just yesterday, Capcom released two new gameplay trailers, narrated by bumbling pilot Launchpad McQuack, showing off the game’s Transylvania and Amazon levels. And in the iam8bit gallery alongside the money bin, the announcement trailer, complete with “DuckTales” theme song singalong, is being played.
Video: DuckTales Remastered trailer & sing-along
The rest of the iam8bit gallery features creations of talented artists offering their take on classic video Nintendo video games of the past. Styles are widely varying from a traditional 8-bit look with a twist to completely original takes on classic games.
The iam8bit Entertainment System gallery officially opens tonight, Friday, June 7, 2013 at 7pm continuing through June 30, offering everyone ample chances to climb into Scrooge’s iconic money bin. The gallery is located at 2147 W. Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026.
More information can be found at iam8bit.com.
(Video by Jeremiah Daws. Photos by Josh Daws.)
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