DuckTales Remastered Pays Homage to the NES Classic

Posted on March 25, 2013 10:00 AM by Rob Williams

Well, I sure never expected to see this happen. DuckTales on the NES was, to me, one of the best on the console. It helped define what made a 2D platformer fun, with lots of variation in level design, solid gameplay, good music and of course, likeable characters. As a kid, I found myself playing the game more than most others in my collection, and over the years, it’s held a place in my heart as a gaming classic.

And now… it’s being remastered. Developer WayForward is making it happen, with Capcom taking to the publishing. The game looks to be a proper homage to the original, with silky-smooth animations, colorful graphics and of course, Scrooge McDuck’s pogo attack. The official trailer can be seen below, but allow me to warn you: you will have the DuckTales theme stuck in your head for the rest of the day. Seriously.

The game will be hitting the Wii U, Xbox Live and PlayStation 3 this coming summer, available through each console’s respective marketplace. No word on pricing at this time.

  • Stetson

    And no PC? :(

    • Rob Williams

      No kidding. Might force me to haul out the 360. I’d rather it on PC though.

      • Stetson

        I thought I remembered there being a version on the PC when I was a kid… but it looks that that was a different game.

    • Kayden

      GOOD NEWS! Capcom Vice President Christian Svensson said this about it coming to the PC “Working on it. When I can confirm it, I will do so but for now, hang tight.”

      I am hopeful for a PC release, would be so nice.

      • Rob Williams

        Nice! Will hold off for that version for sure.

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