Saturday, March 23, 2013

Capcom Revisits Disney's 80's Era with "DuckTales Remastered"


When DuckTales Remastered comes to PlayStation 3, Wii U and Xbox 360 it will bring with it a piece of nostalgic '80s gameplay modernized to be more appealing to a generation of gamers not as willing to work for their entertainment.

Yes, it will be easier, or at least it can be.

DuckTales Remastered will include a mix of new features designed to make the game more forgiving than the original. Players won't have to master the art of jumping, ducking and tapping a button to "pogo," for instance, instead they can simply jump and press a button. Maps with built-in guidance will be available in the game as well, and a particularly nasty level, which had to be played three times, has been reworked to require only one play through.

But that doesn't mean that those gamers looking for a difficult, more faithful recreation of the game won't be able to embrace their masochistic nature.

Almost all of those features can be removed through an options menu or difficulty setting, Rey Jimenez, the game's producer, told Polygon.

When released this summer on the PlayStation Network, Wii U eShop and Xbox Live Arcade, DuckTales Remastered will include a complete overhaul of the game's visuals. The new game, developed for Capcom by WayForward Technologies, will feature an interesting blend of hand-drawn 2D art that is texture mapped onto 3D models. One of the layout artists who worked on the original afternoon cartoon helped with the game, Jimenez said. The team also worked to expand the original game's script, adding a new introduction and end of level scenes for each level.

That additional content required new voiceover work. The studio was able to grab some of the original show's cast to do that, including the people who voices Scrooge McDuck, Magica De Spell and Launchpad McQuack, Jimenez said.

Check out the rest of the article with more game screen shots...

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