Back in August Capcom delisted DuckTales: Remastered from all digital storefronts. While a reason was not explicitly given a delisting usually happens due to some license expiring. We thought we had seen the last of the game digitally, except for those who already owned it either through digital or physical means. However, where there is a will there is a way. Today, Capcom confirmed that DuckTales Remastered has been relisted and can once again be purchased digitally. Woohoo.
The relisting brings the game back to PlayStation Store for PS3, Microsoft Store for Xbox 360 and Xbox One via backward compatibility. Nintendo’s eShop for those who are using the WiiU, and on Steam for PC players. DuckTales: Remastered paid a lot of homage to the original game and the cartoon, with the development team going as far as to get most of the original voice actors in to reprise their roles.
When Tuffcub reviewed DuckTales Remastered he wrote:
You have no idea how big the grin is on my face at the moment and I haven’t even pressed the start button. My TV is blaring out an enhanced chiptune version of the DuckTales theme tune and it is utterly glorious. It begins with the same 8 bit drums and bleeping synths as the original game before bursting into life with real orchestral trumpets.
It’s not just the music, absolutely everything in DuckTales has been lovingly restored and enhanced by WayForward Technologies…it retains the 2D gameplay but now all the backgrounds and platforms are rendered in 3D and hand-painted, just like the original cartoon. The characters are still sprites but now look exactly like their animated counterparts rather than blocks of pixels.
WayForward have found that magical Pixar-esque sweet spot of humour that will appeal to both adults and kids. This an absolute triumph of a remake, it’s just a shame the game can be over so quickly.
You can read the full review here.