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DuckTales Remastered Coming to Wii U

by Andy Goergen - March 22, 2013, 10:14 am PDT
Total comments: 37 Source: http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?p=51100..., NeoGAF

The classic is reborn by WayForward this summer.

DuckTales Remastered, a re-imagining of the NES classic, has been announced for a summer 2013 release on Wii U. The game, developed by WayForward, will feature hand-drawn sprites against 3D backgrounds. In addition, voice actor Alan Young will be returning to voice Scrooge McDuck.

The game, introduced at PAX East 2013, will feature some content from the original game, but also new content such as new areas like Scrooge's Money Bin and the Museum.  The original songs from the game will be remastered as well.

The original 1989 NES title has long been on the Virtual Console wishlist for many fans, and is considered to be one of the most beloved games on the system. In particular it is known for it's pogo-style combat and incredible soundtrack.

The trailer was posted by Capcom Europe on their official YouTube page, but quickly pulled. The trailer that was pulled is shown below.

Thanks to GamersPrey for capturing the official trailer!

Talkback

KITT 10KMarch 22, 2013

(I forgot how dumb that song was), but the game looks really cool.

SorenMarch 22, 2013

I trust WayForward will make a fun remake that will keep most of the charm of the original. But them's some big shoes to fill. I hope it doesn't end up like Turtles in Time.

Also as long as the license is being renewed how about the original game on Virtual Console? Huh? Huh? You like money don't you Capcom? I'll double dip no problem.

TJ SpykeMarch 22, 2013

Quote from: KITT

(I forgot how dumb that song was), but the game looks really cool.

Dumb? I love the theme song (and I know I am not in the minority on that), it's easily one of the best cartoon theme songs.

I dont see the original getting on the VC though, although I would love to be wrong. I just think that not enough copies would sell at $6 a piece to justify it. As for the remake, I plan to get it ASAP (not sure if it will be on Xbox Live Arcade or eShop, part of it depends on if I have a Wii U by the time it comes out).

Fatty The HuttMarch 22, 2013

Cool! Never played the original but its legendary status has always had me interested.


Somewhere, Warren Specter is shedding a little tear that he isn't bringing this one forward.

AdrockMarch 22, 2013

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Quote from: KITT

(I forgot how dumb that song was)

YOUR FACE IS DUMB!!1

azekeMarch 22, 2013

DAY MINUS INFINITY!

One of the few NES classics i actually did play as a kid.

And Wayforward too!

GKMarch 22, 2013

Still say they should have added DuckTales 2 to the Wii Virtual Arcade.

reginMarch 22, 2013

Why is this a remake? The original game is like 15 minutes long.

TJ SpykeMarch 22, 2013

Quote from: GK

Still say they should have added DuckTales 2 to the Wii Virtual Arcade.

Virtual Arcade? DuckTales 2 was a NES and Game Boy game, not arcade.

azekeMarch 22, 2013

It just hit me.

Remember that shovel game that former Wayworfard people are doing?

Mechanics is very similar. Scrooge jumping on his stick and knight jumping on a shovel.

S-U-P-E-RTy Shughart, Staff AlumnusMarch 22, 2013

Quote from: regin

Why is this a remake? The original game is like 15 minutes long.

But every one of those minutes is like having your brain massaged by ultra hot space hookers.

Yo is VIRRRRRTT doing that soundtrack?

broodwarsMarch 22, 2013

Hopefully this doesn't turn out as stomach-churning-ly  awful as that Turtles in Time remake was, though with WayForward at the helm it should at least be...decent.  Thankfully, WayForward only had to follow the design of the original, or I'd be concerned about the gameplay given that company's spotty history.  I just wish they put nearly as much attention into their kind-of "blah" 3D backgrounds, as their 2D character sprites look as good as ever.

Hopefully they announce a Vita version as well in the future, as that game would look gorgeous on that screen. I'll just have to "settle" for my HD TV via my PS3.  :P:

Given that Disney even allowed this, I wonder if this means they're planning on reviving the DuckTales franchise sometime in the near future.  :D

azekeMarch 22, 2013

Quote from: broodwars

Given that Disney even allowed this, I wonder if this means they're planning on reviving the DuckTales franchise sometime in the near future.  :D

Technically they already did it because if we assume Darkwing Duck is part of the series and it had a new comic book series a few years ago.

TJ SpykeMarch 22, 2013

Reword to say reviving it in a format that most people care about (I half-kid, but comics are not really mainstream and even the best selling comic of 2012 sold less than 500K copies).

azekeMarch 22, 2013

Quote from: TJ

even the best selling comic of 2012 sold less than 500K copies

I wish this game sold more than 500K copies.

I really do.

broodwarsMarch 22, 2013

Quote from: azeke

Quote from: broodwars

Given that Disney even allowed this, I wonder if this means they're planning on reviving the DuckTales franchise sometime in the near future.  :D

Technically they already did it because if we assume Darkwing Duck is part of the series and it had a new comic book series a few years ago.

To reword what TJ Spyke just said in a less-douche-y way, I meant reviving it in animated form. Back in the day, Disney had some big film plans for DuckTales that never went through because Treasure of the Lost Lamp underperformed in the theaters. I'd love to see a new DuckTales TV series or film, so long as it wasn't one of Disney's half-assed CG TV abominations.

JohnBgonMarch 22, 2013

I look forward to yelling after deaths using much more advanced vocabulary than I could back when I played the original.  My neighbors will definitely be knocking to thank me.  Wish it was coming to 3DS too.  Then I could take my rage with me outdoors.

TJ SpykeMarch 22, 2013

I didnt say it in a douchie way, I said it in a honest way. Very few people buy comics. Even Power Rangers Lost Galaxy (which aired in 1999) averages nearly 700K viewers on The CW's Saturday morning Vortexx block. So reviving DuckTales as a cartoon, movie, video games, etc. would reach far more people than a comic ever would (hell, I bet most people didnt even know there was a Darkwing Duck comic).

CericMarch 22, 2013

You know what is sad.  Their was a Ducktales reboot comic before the Darkwing Duck one I thumb through a few.

azekeMarch 22, 2013

Quote from: Ceric

You know what is sad.  Their was a Ducktales reboot comic before the Darkwing Duck one I thumb through a few.

Don Rosa stopped drawing because of health problems and there is no one to pick up the torch.

This is sad.

GKMarch 22, 2013

Quote from: TJ

Quote from: GK

Still say they should have added DuckTales 2 to the Wii Virtual Arcade.

Virtual Arcade? DuckTales 2 was a NES and Game Boy game, not arcade.

Meant Virtual Console.

Fatty The HuttMarch 22, 2013

Quote from: GK

Quote from: TJ

Quote from: GK

Still say they should have added DuckTales 2 to the Wii Virtual Arcade.

Virtual Arcade? DuckTales 2 was a NES and Game Boy game, not arcade.

Meant Virtual Console.

Well of COURSE you did.
Spyke should know better.

Luigi DudeMarch 22, 2013

Hopefully this announcement will mean we'll finally start seeing Capcom's Disney games added to the Virtual Console.  If this game is being made it means Capcom has Disney rights again, so hopefully all those classics can finally be added.  Since Capcom recently added the original Marvel Vs Capcom and Marvel Super Heroes to Xbox Live and PSN after they made Marvel Vs Capcom 3 since they had the rights again, there's hope they'll finally do the same with all their old Disney games to the Virtual Console.

azekeMarch 22, 2013

Quote from: Luigi

Hopefully this announcement will mean we'll finally start seeing Capcom's Disney games added to the Virtual Console.

Little Mermaid please.
after Capcom's Aladdin, RR, DD games of course

Talespin game they can keep.

SorenMarch 22, 2013

Gameplay + a reworked boss battle.

http://www.twitch.tv/capcomunity/b/380890544

This is some of the crazier video game news I've read in a while.

I never played the NES game (My only Ducktales video game experience was this steaming pile), but lord knows I loved hearing the theme song from when I used to watch the cartoons.

There are very few games I'll let myself get irrationally excited for. This is one.

Quote from: Adrock

http://i.imgur.com/UU2dM.gif

Yep.

Ian SaneMarch 22, 2013

DuckTales is was such a part of my childhood that I remember the first episode I ever saw and where I was at the time.  I don't remember such details for He-Man, G.I. Joe or TMNT but I remember it for DuckTales.  The first episode I saw was the one where they discover that underground civilzation with those people that turn into balls and cause earthquakes and I watched it at the house of a girl I went to school with, whose parents were babysitting me after school during a time both my parents were working.

When I was a kid I thought the line "everyday they're out there making DuckTales" referred to the Disney company making new episodes every day, which I thought was false advertising as the show quickly went into reruns after about a year and new episodes were released infrequently.  I did not take kindly to being bullshitted when I was a kid!

When I started collecting NES games I made sure to get DuckTales as everyone said it was a great game and it is a Capcom NES game which usually means the game is a must-buy.  I actually don't like it much.  The enemies constantly respawn.  You'll kill one and then another one just immediately appears like there's some endless assembly line of them.  I know Mega Man enemies respawn if I leave the screen and come back but they don't reappear in front of me if I stand still.  That's a little too much of the "screw the player" gameplay design of the times (though now it's too extreme in the other direction) for me to enjoy it without the "wow, I'm playing DuckTales!" factor I would have had playing it as a kid.  I wonder if this remake will have that as well.

ShyGuyMarch 23, 2013

Quote from: azeke

Quote from: Ceric

You know what is sad.  Their was a Ducktales reboot comic before the Darkwing Duck one I thumb through a few.

Don Rosa stopped drawing because of health problems and there is no one to pick up the torch.

This is sad.

Did he? man, that is a bummer. Is William Van Horn still making comics?

LudicrousDa3veMarch 23, 2013

I'm excited. I adored this to no end when I was a kid, and enjoyed it just as much when I played it several years ago. The kicker is, I didn't watch Disney anything until I had children myself. I just really enjoyed the game.
    On a side note, definitely have to get it on Wii U; the 360 dpad is horrendous, and even the fight pads I use for competition can't touch Nintendo's pads.
    On yet another side note, I wonder if we could end up getting the NES original as a bonus?

Art_de_CatMarch 23, 2013

For 15 bucks I hope they add a lot of content to justify an extra ten bucks.  I loved the show and the NES game.  Definitely looking forward to the WiiU release.

xcwarriorMarch 23, 2013

Tons of responses for this. Looking forward to it, but agree with Art de Cat, there better be some new content. Just a graphics overhaul will be lazy.

I own both NES carts still thankfully, so at least I have something.

But it looked like it had some stuff that wasn't in the original.

Kytim89March 24, 2013

It would be kind of neat if Wayforward could make a 2-D TMNT game.

EasyCureMarch 25, 2013

Quote from: Ian

When I was a kid I thought the line "everyday they're out there making DuckTales" referred to the Disney company making new episodes every day, which I thought was false advertising as the show quickly went into reruns after about a year and new episodes were released infrequently.  I did not take kindly to being bullshitted when I was a kid!

This... this explains so much. Damn them and their gimmicky theme music!

StogiMarch 25, 2013

Hahahaha

Seriously, Ian...You must have been the only one on the planet to think that! I assume most kids were like me; scarfing down cereal, spilling milk everywhere as I bounced on the couch, only taking a pause to sing "Ducktales AaaoooO!".

SundoulosMarch 25, 2013

This is awesome news!  I had actually bought a few of the DVDs not long ago, and I've been introducing them to my kids.  They love it.  Even my 2 year-old was asking for more Ducktales the other night.

xcwarriorMarch 29, 2013

Quote from: KITT

(I forgot how dumb that song was), but the game looks really cool.

Is this not the most bannable comment that has ever been posted on the internet? Just think about it NWR.

I am not going to assume like some others that this remake is going to turn out alright. I look forward to it, but not going to buy it automatically. For all we know, they will add a tutorial, quick time events, and Scrooge will magically get his health back when you hide behind walls.

But the song remastered is AWESOME. That is confirmed.

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