‘DuckTales Remastered’ announced as Capcom remake of classic 1989 Nintendo game with new art, original Disney voices

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Today at PAX East 2013 Capcom announced they are remaking the classic 1989 “DuckTales” video game with all new artwork, sounds, music, and original character voices. They’re calling it “DuckTales Remastered” to be released this summer.

Taking its cue from the Disney cartoon series of the same name, “DuckTales Remastered” follows the adventures of Scrooge McDuck as he explores differently themed worlds to collect their treasures and become the world’s richest duck. Other popular characters to be featured in the game include Huey, Dewey, Louie, Webbigail, the Beagle Boys, and Magica De Spell, among many more.

Original Disney Character Voices talent, including some from the cartoon TV series, bring in-game characters to life with charm and wit, while the classic melodies of the original soundtrack are given a modern twist.

Video: DuckTales Remastered trailer & sing-along

Video: Gameplay trailer from Transylvania level

Video: Gameplay trailer from Amazon level

“DuckTales Remastered” has seen the development team take the levels and layout from the original 1989 release as a foundation before expanding upon them to significantly enhance the gameplay experience but where this update truly impresses is its graphics and sound. All of the visuals from the 8-bit game have been beautifully re-created as hand-drawn and animated sprites, across a backdrop of luscious, re-envisioned level backgrounds.

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.

Screenshots of the new artwork, sprites, and levels:

Capcom has also released a closer look at the hand-drawn character art for the game:

Scrooge McDuck
Launchpad McQuack
Scrooge’s nephews: Huey, Dewey, and Louie
Mrs. Beakley
Bouncer Beagle Boy
Magica De Spell
Native Amazonian
Skeleton Duck
Scrooge McDuck with duck-eating plant

A Disney Interactive licensed property, “DuckTales Remastered” is being developed for Capcom by WayForward and is scheduled for release digitally on Xbox LIVE Arcade for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii U this summer.


  1. Oh man, this game was my CHILDHOOD! Can’t wait! And can’t believe Disney is remastering a Nintendo game.

  2. This looks GREAT! Definitely a part of my childhood. I hope they also work on Chip ‘N Dale Rescue Rangers – Remastered!

  3. Jeany Sanchez

    I hope Disney do that to the Rescue Rangers as well!

  4. Eric Ramocki

    Shut up and take my money Capcom.

  5. Some of you might also be interested by the TALESPIN FAN GAME we’re developing!


    I so wish they’ll make a TaleSpin game afterwards 🙂

  6. Craig Hargrove

    No 3ds version?

  7. Foaming Gerbil

    As a fan of the original game growing up this just screams Nostalgia. Though I am hoping that they will make a version of this for PC, Smartphone and Tablets. Sure the PC market is limited as far a profits go but Smartphones and Tablets are far more popular at this time than traditional handheld gaming systems are. Wouldn’t mind owning this on my iPhone.

  8. I’m really hopeful that if this does well we might get a Darkwing Duck Remastered as well. 😀

  9. cmjsrevihc

    Whoa, that’s amazing news! I see Beagle Boys! I was thinking recently about a re-release after playing the Epic Mickey Illusions game and seeing Scrooge. Would also love to see the SNES ALadding game remastered.

  10. Jeffrey Hernandez

    There is a god! This is by far one of the best Nintendo games ever!

  11. hcv

    no iOS version??? =(((

  12. Jeff Lynch

    Okay, I hope this is real and is not an early April Fool’s joke. Because I am so excited right now. I love the Ducktales characters and I wished I could live in Duckburg when I was growing up. It’s sad that Disney allows its best characters to just sort of fade away…but I am happy someone is bringing all the Ducktales gang back. Woo-hoo!

  13. Andy

    Where’s webby???

  14. DuckTales – good game)))

  15. Evros Disney

    Wow! Amazing artworks!! Ducktales was my childhood’s favourite cartoonsof all time and the characters are still my favorite! I wish they bring them all back at Disney Parks again. 🙂

  16. I like – DuckTales – my love

  17. Been playing this game for 8 bit consoles

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