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DuckTales: Remastered is a Thing That's Happening


PAX East just kicked off today in Boston, but we may already have born witness to what may be the event’s biggest announcement.  Capcom has announced that they will be resurrecting one of the most beloved platformers of all time.  That’s right, DuckTales is making a comeback this year.

DuckTales: Remastered is a collaborative effort between Capcom (publisher of the original 1989 release) and Wayforward Technologies and will be released this summer on XBLA, PSN and the Wii U (presumably on the eShop).

Considering the game’s cult status, I imagine that this news will be well received within the PixlBit community.  Heck, only a few weeks ago community member Aboboisdaman had posted an entire blog on the game.

Check out the trailer posted above and let us know your thoughts on this announcement!




03/22/2013 at 01:46 PM

 I actually never played duck tales, but i am excited.  Now I have a reason to go and play it, right now. 

Our Take

Julian Titus Senior Editor

03/22/2013 at 02:03 PM


Nick DiMola Director

03/22/2013 at 02:06 PM



03/22/2013 at 02:33 PM

Hey,I'm looking forward to it. A Scottish duck that hoards wealth? Who doesn't like that? I used to watch the show. Thought it was very funny and clever. The game is in good hands with Capcom.

Jesse Miller Staff Writer

03/22/2013 at 02:44 PM

The original is one of my all-time favorite games.  I honestly can't believe this is happening.  So stoked.


03/22/2013 at 03:03 PM

hey, thanks for mentioning my blog. This looks great. I'm so glad to hear it's coming to psn! DuckTales was a major reason why I had bought a NES again after all these years. As long as the Moon theme is in there somewhere, I agree with Julian and Nick lol. Laughing


03/22/2013 at 04:00 PM

I can not believe Capcom is remaking this game with the help of WayForward.  It's just a tremendously welcome surprise.  The timing is crazy, too, considering I started watching the DuckTales cartoons again about two weeks ago and I just purchased DuckTales 1 & 2 for the Game Boy last week.  Anyway, it's nice to know that I'll have some more DuckTales to enjoy in the future.

Also, I'm happy to see Jake Kaufman is providing the soundtrack for this game.  After the work he did on Double Dragon Neon, I can't wait to here his takes on DuckTales' classic tunes.

Julian Titus Senior Editor

03/22/2013 at 04:13 PM

He is? This is fantastic news! The Double Dragon Neon soundtrack is the best thing to happen to video game music in years.


03/22/2013 at 05:04 PM

When I saw that little bit of news at Siliconera, including the bit about the cartoon's background designers contributing to the game, I was more than happy.  Capcom and WayForward seem to be putting a great deal of effort into this remake (which makes sense considering the legacy of the show and the game), even going as far as to get some of the original voice talent back (like Alan Young as Scrooge McDuck).  Perhaps they also got the original singer of the DuckTales theme to work with Kaufman.

Joaquim Mira Media Manager

03/22/2013 at 04:12 PM

Neat. Almost sang along... kind of sounded like BrentalFloss was singing it, or at least wished it was.


03/22/2013 at 04:29 PM

Hopefully, they don't mess with the gameplay Too much. The footage looks modified from the original game, so I would classify this one as a remake. The original was one of the best NES games, so hopefully they'll be able to do it justice.

Cary Woodham

03/22/2013 at 07:12 PM

I nearly exploded with glee when I read my email about this from Capcom's PR this evening. 


03/22/2013 at 07:32 PM

This just shows that there is hope for those of us who want something outside the yearly sequel train so let me add my Woo Hoo! to the proceedings. 


03/22/2013 at 08:03 PM

I hope it plays as well as it looks. 


03/22/2013 at 08:29 PM

Wayforward....always seducing their way into my pants! (And my wallet!)


03/22/2013 at 10:10 PM

One of my favorite NES games of all time.  I have it on pause as I'm typing this post (for real!).  On the other hand, further proof that Capcom has nothing else going for them? :(


03/22/2013 at 11:58 PM


Ryan Bunting Staff Alumnus

03/23/2013 at 09:37 AM

HELL YES!  Could the timing have been ANY better?  We just did this on RetroRampage because JoeyG329 is a fucking masochist that can beat that game with little to no issue lol.  I am buying this game immediately when it comes out, because Capcom + WayForward = a team beyond that which we can comprehend for the arrival of a new DuckTales.  This is complete victory at its finest.

Our Take

Patrick Kijek Contributing Writer

03/23/2013 at 03:21 PM

News: All of the original voice actors will be returning!

Patrick Kijek Contributing Writer

03/23/2013 at 03:22 PM

Opinion: I loved this game. I hid it and kept it longer than my rental allowed. I got grounded for it and had to be talked to on the stairs. One of my earliest addicted to games memmories. Everyone needs a Ducktale.


03/24/2013 at 04:37 PM

I was REALLY hoping 3DS for this one.


03/24/2013 at 11:52 PM

Yeaaahhhhh!!!!  Ducktales...Woo-ooo!!!!  Laughing

Chris Iozzi Staff Alumnus

03/25/2013 at 11:58 AM

I took a look at it at PAX, game looks awesome, they kept the feel of the original game but added beautiful graphics with a nice lighting effect. It was running side by side next to Dungeons & Dragons Mystara and stole the show. The line to play it was capped out all weekend.


03/25/2013 at 05:40 PM

I really didn't need to have this catchy theme song pop back into my head again after all these years. So catchy...Yell

Julian Titus Senior Editor

03/26/2013 at 12:15 AM


Ryan Bunting Staff Alumnus

03/26/2013 at 12:42 PM


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