Disney Interactive and WayForward have decided to resurrect the 1989 NES seminal classic DuckTales and give old Scrooge a facelift. Capcom, who will publish the game, debuted a trailer for the game at PAX East this weekend, showing off an updated version of the journey to become the richest duck in the world. For those who have not gotten a chance to experience the original game in its 8-bit glory, there will be short tutorial level for players to familiarize themselves with Scrooge’s pogo jumping and cane swinging techniques.
The revamped platformer is licensed by Disney Interactive and developed by WayForward. This is not WayForward’s first time modernizing an NES classic, having created a Wii version of A Boy and His Blob to much acclaim in 2011. DuckTales Remastered features expanded and re-designed levels and hand-drawn sprites as well as painted level backgrounds. The developers also recruited some of the original voice cast from the DuckTales television series for the remastered edition, however a formal cast list is not available at this time.
Capcom reports that the original soundtrack has been given “a modern twist,” too. The trailer below only shows off the original theme song, though, so fans will have to wait for future trailers to hear what new renditions of each level’s music sounds like. Capcom also announced one last addition to the game for more competitive types: a “Museum” mode where players can compare progress and level scores against other gamers around the world. DuckTales Remastered will be available on PS3, 360 and WiiU this Summer. In the meantime, feel free to sing along to the trailer below.
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