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Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: DuckTales
Capcom is going full-on 8-bit today with the release of The Disney Afternoon Collection. The six-title compilation bundles Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers, Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers 2, Darkwing Duck, DuckTales, DuckTales 2, and TaleSpin. Each title has been updated with HD graphics along and supplemented by an in-game Museum filled with art and title history, a Rewind feature, and two modes, Boss Rush and Time Attack.
A disc-based version of DuckTales: Remastered has hit store shelves for 360, PS3, and Wii U. Previously available as a download, and as a retail copy with an included voucher for PS3, Remastered is an updated version of the 1989 NES action platformer. As Scrooge McDuck and his famous nephews Huey, Dewey, and Louie, players will search for treasure around several themed worlds, pouncing on enemies, dodging traps, and dying lots and lots (and lots) of times.
Capcom has revealed that they will be releasing disc-based retail versions of DuckTales: Remastered for 360 and Wii U. The new alternatives will join the retail version of the PS3 version, already available on store shelves as a download voucher in a special case, on November 12 for $19.99.
WayForward’s DuckTales updated re-release, DuckTales: Remastered, is now available for 360. The $14.99 download is an update to the 1989 NES original with hand-drawn and animated sprites, rerecorded dialog with the original voice cast, and a new tutorial level. The gameplay remains the same, however, with players controlling Scrooge McDuck and his nephews (Huey, Dewey, and Louie) as they search for five priceless treasures.
Capcom has announced the release dates for Way Forward’s upcoming DuckTales updated re-release, DuckTales: Remastered. There are actually two different release dates for the download-only title: August 13 for the PC, PS3, and Wii U versions and September 11 for the 360 version. The game is an update to the 1989 NES original, with the 8-bit graphics replaced with hand-drawn and animated sprites and the original voice cast reprising their roles. A new tutorial level is also being added.
Capcom has released a new video for their upcoming platformer DuckTales: Remastered. The trailer features Launchpad in a video postcard to Scrooge giving gamers tips for making their way through a dangerous mine. Another video has been posted as well, a behind-the-scenes look from developers WayForward. In the latter video, gamers get a peek at what it took for the studio to create the game’s hand-drawn sprites in a new five-minute entry in their Duckumentary series.
The recently announced DuckTales: Remastered from Capcom and Wayforward has been officially dated, and we have three dates: August 13, August 20, and September 11. The downloadable versions for PC, PS3, and Wii U versions will launch on August 13, while the Xbox Live version will launch on September 11 for 360. A special boxed version, exclusive to PS3, will launch on August 20, which is set to include a download code for the game and an exclusive collector’s pin. The game will run $14.99 for the digital versions and $19.99 for the boxed retail version. To celebrate, Wayforward has launched the first in a new video Duckumentary series, showing some behind-the-scenes footage of the development process.
For those who have been gaming for a while, there are two—of many—general truisms regarding Capcom’s library: DuckTales was and is a fantastic platformer, and there is no reason why the Dungeons & Dragons collection shouldn’t be released stateside. Capcom has ticked several boxes in one announcement with the news that they will be releasing DuckTales Remastered and both Dungeons & Dragons side-scrolling brawlers, Tower of Doom and Shadow over Mystara, online this summer.