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Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse for 3DS got a physical release today, courtesy of Rising Star Games. WayForward’s action-platformer has Shantae teaming up with an old enemy, Risky Boots, in order remove an evil curse from Sequin Land. The acrobatic pirate can use new weapons and tackle an arcade-style mini-game exclusive to the physical release, Super Shantae Nab!!.
Rising Star Games announced that they will be releasing a physical edition of Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse for 3DS. The WayForward-developed platformer is the third entry in the series, and has players teaming up with Shantae’s old foe, Risky Boots, on a quest to save Sequin Land from a curse. As a pirate, the famed belly dancing genie is able to use new weapons as she tackles the main story as well as the physical version’s added arcade-style mini-game Super Shantae Nab!!.
After cleaning up the consoles’ mean streets, Billy and Jimmy Lee have taken their brand of suplex-heavy justice to the PC with the release of Double Dragon: Neon. The beat ‘em up, now on Steam for $9.99, features the same high-fiving, side-scrolling action as its console predecessor, with the brothers bashing through the Shadow Warriors gang to face off against its leader Skullmageddon for the fate of Marian. In addition to the multitude of kicks and punches at their disposal, the duo now has the ability to evade as well as pump each other up, share health, and resuscitate one another by high-fiving. Cassette tapes can also be collected and stacked for access to special abilities.
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.