Capcom is bringing back Duck Tales

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Derp Tales

Life is like a hurricane, here in, Duckberg! Race cars, lasers, aeroplanes, it’s a…Duck blur! This song might now be trapped in your head, and you all probably now want me dead! But c’mon, it’s Duck Tales, a whoo hoo!

I’ve given Capcom a ton of flack over the years, due to them once having the audacity to charge a price for cheat codes, to the fact that Megaman is about as welcome as a fart in a spacesuit. But I just can’t muster up any cynicism whatsoever for the fact that Capcom is remastering one of the finest Disney platformer games of all time, Duck Tales.

First released back in 1990, the original game saw infamous tight-fister (Which might also be the name of a porn film) Scrooge McDuck travelling the world, and using his infamous cane to pogo-stick the brains of various enemies into the derp zone. For the remastered version, Capcom is also bringing back the original voice cast from the original cartoon series, which includes the 94 year old Alan Young as the Scottish millionaire mallard.

“We have all the original voice actors from the show,” Capcom USA senior vice president Christian Svensson said on the Capcom Unity forums via VG247. “Scrooge’s voice actor is now 94 years old but he still came into the studio and did his thing like a pro. The voice work really adds a lot to the package.”


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As for why Capcom was reanimating the title from beyond the grave, Svensson said the decision came about because people had been asking for it.

[quote style=”boxed”]About two and a half years ago I started working toward this with Disney because people here kept asking for it (and because I’m a fan too). About a year and a half ago I completed the general outlines of the deal. Disney was on board (and really excited). I then sold the whole concept of the project to Japan as we took it through greenlight.[/quote]

I’ve still got that Duck Tales game…somewhere, and the upcoming remaster from Capcom is due out on all the e-platforms available in the US summer. Here’s the trailer, which also features that addictive theme song. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go hum the Darkwing Duck theme, which I know will never get remade because it’s a clone of Megaman.

Last Updated: March 25, 2013

  • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

    Oh the nostalgia!

    “might solve a mystery or rewrite history! Ductales! Awoohoo!”

    • Admiral Chief Erwin

      As per your new avatar! lulz

  • Deon Steyn

    This is one game that I believe most people will buy and afterwards Capcom will hopefully take notice and do the same with their older games. Plus how expensive can these games possibly be to make. Strider is also being remastered already.

  • OVG

    Loved this shit back in the day. But Megaman 2 still takes the crown. Now if Capcom have spent the last 20 years trying to make a megaman game better than 2 but failed, how are they going to pull this one out of the bag?

    Let me guess FAN FEEDBACK? But they will still screw it up with some form of on disc DLC or universe cross over.

    I dont have a single CAPCOM game in my library and Im keeping it that way. Crap work model since the RE5 on-disc DLC shit.

    • Deon Steyn

      One Capcom game you should try is Darkstalkers : Resurection. If you are into 2D fighting games at all. But I agree totally on the DLC issue.

    • It’s being developed by Wayforward Technologies; the same people who made the really excellent handheld Contra 4, the awesome Boy and his blob remake, Double Dragon Neon and the best Aliens game in recent memory, Aliens: Infestation on the DS.

      I have faith.

      • OVG

        Until the West Wing (like that pic of the EA big wigs) make it episodic arcade DLC redeemable on-line only DRM co-op compatible. $$ Scrooge Mc Duck style.

        Its Monday, Im allowed to be an Old Fart :p

    • Now we just need Chip and Dales rescue rangers, and i’ll be happy. Might even stop hating Capcom.

      • OVG

        Tailspin was for winners. Sigh things were so simple 😛

      • Deon Steyn

        Gummi Bears never even got a chance.

      • AndriyP

        My childhood was made of Chip and Dale :'(
        Megaman came a bit later for me though

      • DieJason

        If that happens, they can remake the Darkwing Duck game too, Capcom / Disney had a good spell on the NES.

  • hell yeah, im old, this is pretty so im in

  • Jonah Cash

    Take my money, I will buy this just so that my little girl have a decent game of decent cartoon characters!! Cause lets face it, we all lived in the time of the real cartoon characters, now all of them are 3 dimensional and lack any personality…. Even Tom & Jerry have more personality than todays characters, and they didn’t even speak…. For shame…..

  • Major Commodore 64 Darryn B

    Hands up if you remember watching Duck Tales during the Disney Power Hour on MNET Open Time.

    • Deon Steyn

      Sometimes our MNET would not cut out after open time ended hands up if that ever happened to you.

      • Admiral Chief Erwin

        *raises hand again*

    • CaptainNemo42

      Duck Tales, Darkwing Duck, Talespin and Chip n Dale. Those shows were legend!

      • Admiral Chief Erwin


    • Darth_Clericus_The_Ultimate

      Yip, with Talespin. O WEE YEAH, Talespin O WEE YOOH, Talespin. Friends for life through thick and thin, with another Talespin.

    • Admiral Chief Erwin

      *raises hand*

  • The Disney Afternoon in the 90’s was KING!!!

    Gummi Bears,Ducktales,GoofTroop,Darkwing Duck,TaleSpin,Chip and Dale,Bonkers,Aladdin,Gargoyles,Mighty Ducks,Timon and Pumba etc etc and what do all these programs have in common,……they all had a successful video game attached to them!!!!

    • Disney Games were so awesome ! Aladdin is actually one of my all time favourite games

      • Admiral Chief Erwin

        Yeah, loved that game!

        • To think the father of Resident Evil Made such a great platformer

  • ALKi1234

    They got balls.

  • I am dying to hear what this theme sounds like remastered …. this is arguably one of the best themes in video game history, rich and simple but full of adventure! …. Oh nostalgia

    • This is an amazing rendition too 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

    • Deon Steyn

      My emulater has been running Ducktales after Darryn posted this.

      • Busy playing at work 🙂 . It’s awesome how this news has gotten all the gamers feeling nostalgic. Guess that’s how much we loved these old Disney games

  • Sir Captain Rincethis

    I loved this game. However, when asked why it was reanimated ‘because people here kept asking for it (and because I’m a fan too).’ ERM, What about MEGAMAN!? OVG and I watched the beginning of number two last week and that song is more addictive than Duck Tales, yet we hear NOTHING of a remake. #CRAPCOM makes me sad.

    • Apparently there is another megaman in the works but they not allowed to discuss it at this point in time

      • Sir Captain Rincethis

        Really? I haven’t heard anything about that. I know there was a Megaman game developed by a fan recently to celebrate the game’s anniversary, but have heard nothing on an official game. One would think, looking at CAPCOM’s marketing strategy for games like Final Fantasy VS (spits on floor), they would market the shit out of a new Megaman, and then fail to deliver…

      • there’s another megaman in the works, and a ducktales remake as well, that can only mean… half life 3…

  • Andre116

    I shall resist the urge to google “tight-fister” with google’s safe search off.

  • Capcom won’t hestitate on bringing a 94 year old to a studio

  • Day made! 😀

  • FoxOneZA

    Hopefully Disney will reboot the oldie cartoons now. LET’s GET DANGEROUS XD

  • mornelithe

    They’re also releasing the cartoon in HD.

  • androsg

    Duck tales ooo

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