If you told me this time last year that I would be writing an article about the launch of DuckTales I would have done all the cartoony things people do when they don’t believe something they just heard.
I say I like things a lot, but without any hyperbole at all, I can confess that Disney’s DuckTales was my all time favorite Nintendo game as a kid. Really, it was. The bouncing! The duck skeletons! The freakin’ moon!
This was my “just five more minutes, Mom” game.
Now, I can tell you with an unreasonable amount of enthusiasm that the remastered version of this classic of classics is dropping in just two short weeks.
The North American digital download of the game for Playstation 3, Wii U and PC will retail for $14.99 and will be available on August 13th. Superfans who’d like to rep their love of billionaire ducks with pogo canes can pick up a $19.99 PS3 boxed version on August 20th, complete with collector’s pin.
The remastering process involved faithfully recreating the original 8-bit game with hand-drawn and animated sprites that populate richly re-envisioned level backgrounds. Similarly, you’ll hear the old melodies from the soundtrack with a modern twist. New to the game will be voice acting (voiced by many of the actors from the original DuckTales show) and a tutorial level.
Capcom promises that it will make you “go back to one of the golden ages of gaming, but now refined with a level of detail that will please the most hardened Disney or retro Capcom fan.”
Yesterday, Capcom Unity Videos released a trailer featuring gameplay from the “African Mines” level:
There are also a few video “Duckumentaries” explaining the process that Way Forward went through to revamp the title.