During PAX East today, Capcom announced DuckTales Remastered, a HD remake of the 1989 DuckTales for the NES. Developed by WayForward (Double Dragon NEON, Adventure Time), this remastered version will feature level layouts based on the original, with completely redone visuals and sound. The backgrounds for DuckTales Remastered will feature original Disney character voice talent, including some from the cartoon TV series, such as the voice of Scrooge McDuck, and its soundtrack is being composed by Jake Kaufman, who is both remixing old tunes and creating new original tracks.
Further additions to the original include an all new tutorial level where players can get familiar with the iconic pogo jump and cane swing; while Scrooge McDuck’s Museum allows players to track all their stats and compare their progress with others via global leaderboards.
Overall, Capcom says that the game will play just like the original title, and Capcom’s Rey Jimenez says that the team is “literally pouring our heart and soul into this title.” The trailer below shows off a wealth of gameplay.
DuckTales Remastered will come to PlayStation Network, Xbox Live Arcade and the Wii U eShop this summer for $14.99 (1200 Microsoft Point).
Could this open the door to a remastered version of Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers? Fingers crossed.