What can be said about one of the most influential platformers in gaming history? Nothing, just along sing to the reveal trailer
like many of us did. The glory that is DuckTales Remastered
will bring back many memories from the original NES version to sitting with your favourite blankie and enjoying the wondrous adventures of Duckburg.
Over 20 years later, DuckTales Remastered
will see developer WayForward Technologies
taking the original level designs that made this title the classic that it is and not changing anything aside from giving it a visual makeover. The remastered version will combine beautifully hand-drawn animations combined with enhanced sprites and a complete overhaul to the sound dynamic. Furthermore the original voice cast from the animated series will also be featured in the game.
Here are some more details of the new features within this exciting remaster:
Relive the classic TV series from the 1980’s – Follow the adventures of Scrooge McDuck and his three nephews; Huey, Dewey and Louie, as they fend off enemies including the Beagle Boys and Magica DeSpell, on their quest to obtain the five most impressive treasures from across the world
Redefined hand-drawn visuals – Developer WayForward have taken all the original visuals from the 8-bit game and significantly enhanced and recreated them as hand-drawn sprites, across a backdrop of beautifully re-envisioned level backgrounds
Authentic Disney experience – Some of your favorite Disney characters are brought to life by many of the original voice-over talent from the classic DuckTales TV series and stage backgrounds take their inspiration from the classic TV episodes.
Learn to pogo – In an all new tutorial level, learn the basic playing skills, including Scrooge McDuck’s iconic pogo jump and cane swing
Visit the museum – Track your achievements, progress and status on the leader boards in Scrooge McDuck’s new Museum
Cash in your coins at Scrooge McDuck’s Money Bin – A new playable area, Scrooge’s Money Bin allows players to track the amount of wealth accumulated and even take a swim through his latest spoils
Digitally enhanced soundtrack – Built from the original versions, the soundtrack for DuckTales Remastered creates more modern amplified iterations of the classic melodies
Want more? Here are some screenshots to whet your appetite.
Want even more? Enjoy these two new gameplay videos from PAX East 2013.
will be arriving on the XBLA sometime this Summer.