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Capcom Would Love To Work With WayForward Again

Posted by Andy Green

DuckTales might not be the only game they remaster together

Capcom revealed DuckTales: Remastered less than a week ago and already we've heard quite a lot about it. The downloadable game will be 70% faithful to the original, with the rest being additional material to smooth things out and bring the game into the modern era.

It's being developed by WayForward Technologies, which was actually Disney's choice due to its platforming pedigree, and it appears that it bonded quite well with Capcom during the development process.

In an interview with Destructoid, Capcom's Rey Jimenez, the game's producer, said the company would be very interested in working with WayForward again, should the opportunity arise:

They handled practically all of the production side like pros. The game has been in development for around a year, and we would love to work with them again... retro or otherwise.

DuckTales: Remastered is set to stay as true to the original as possible, hence why there's no multiplayer DLC on the way. However, one thing that has changed is Extreme Mode, which according to Jimenez is much more difficult than it was before, with the player having fewer hearts for a start.

WayForward has made a few modifications and has also taken it upon itself to add context to the various levels throughout the game. As Jimenez explains:

The moon level was really interesting. You know how the boss was just that giant rat? Well WayForward came up with this whole backstory, like how the aliens abduct and test different animals, and how sometimes they get away. That giant rat is actually an escaped mutated experiment.

Interestingly, Jimenez confirmed DuckTales: Remastered was actually made using the Mighty Switch Force game engine - which is definitely not a bad thing at all when you're developing an engaging platformer.

The producer also revealed a few Wii U specific features - the GamePad will be used to view the map and it also has "full remote play features" - we're assuming this means off-TV play, but it's a little ambiguous and could simply mean you can play it using a Wii Remote.

What are your thoughts on DuckTales: Remastered? Are you happy WayForward is the developer behind it? Let us know in the comments section below.

[via destructoid.com, gonintendo.com]

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Ryno

#1

Ryno said:

I couldn't care less who makes it as long as it's good and it remembers its roots.

Shiryu

#2

Shiryu said:

...a "Strider" made by Way Forward!? Wow, I just blew my own mind...

WiiULoveGBA

#4

WiiULoveGBA said:

WayForward takes pride in what they bring - or bring back - to the games market. Continued team up with Capcom could only bring high quality and eye-catching results.

Tasuki

#5

Tasuki said:

I would love to see them come out with a Chip N Dale Remastered game.

DarkCoolEdge

#8

DarkCoolEdge said:

Well, I'm actually worried. The game has a weird look explained by the use of Mighty Switch Force's engine. Don't get me wrong, that game is great but it doesn't fit well for the Duck Tales style.

Plus Wayforward is overrated. Their games look always very good (except this Duck Tales and MightyFlip Champs) but gameplay is usually lacking. I just hope it turns out to be a good game and that if they make Chip'n Dale, they use another engine.

Austroid

#9

Austroid said:

I agree with DarkCoolEdge. Wayforward's games aren't as great as they're made out to be. I bought Mighty Switch Force due to word of mouth, and it was as good as those dozens of games you see on addictinggames.com or crazymonkeygames.com. I think beyond the cute character designs for each game they make, Wayforward is at best an average developer.

Retronaut

#10

Retronaut said:

WayForward is exactly the right choice for this project, and there is little I would like more than an all-new Mega Man game developed by WayForward.

Edit: Anyone who is concerned about WayForward's ability to update a classic game should check out their remake of A Boy and his Blob for Wii which got a 9/10 here on NL.

AcesHigh

#12

AcesHigh said:

Good! Give them the reigns for the following HD remakes:
Ghouls n Ghosts
Strider
Final Fight
Aliens vs. Predator
Cadillacs and Dinosaurs
Punisher
Captain Commando
Magic Sword
3 Wonders

:)

SparkOfSpirit

#14

SparkOfSpirit said:

Contra 4 is an amazing game. I don't know why people keep calling WayForward mediocre when they've made some great games like that, A Boy & His Blob. and Shantae.

To be honest at this point I just kind of want the other Capcom/Disney games to be remade. We've been waiting such a long time for a re-release for all of them.

Rerun

#17

Rerun said:

I'm a huge fan of Way Forward. Most of their games are Day 1 purchases for me. I hope they work with more of Capcom's licenses. They did great with Konami's.
… Now if only Treasure would make more SHMUPs, I would be in 2D heaven …

RantingThespian

#18

RantingThespian said:

I am nothing but ecstatic about this. They couldn't have chosen a better development team to do the job. I'm really excited to see what they added to the game.

DestinyMan

#19

DestinyMan said:

Chip N' Dale Rescue Rangers Remastered should be their next project. After that, I could definitely see them contributing to a new Mega Man.

NImH

#20

NImH said:

I believe that Wayforward has a gift for projecting a certain quality that was common in 90's platformers. There's something about their games that I find comfortably familiar. Even their barely-par games (Thor God of Thunder, Where the Wild Things Are) are a joy to me.
I can't wait for Ducktales!

Nekketsu3D

#21

Nekketsu3D said:

The same company that looked at least a tiny project like Shantae, now falls at the feet of Wayforward. as noted modesty not exist in Capcom.

Dpullam

#22

Dpullam said:

I'm curious to see what other games they could help create. It seems WayForward are becoming pretty substantial lately. Good for them!

Bucho

#23

Bucho said:

are you kidding me? WayForward would take Mega Man into new heights of awesomeness! i really admire them, hardly anyone these days puts so much loving attention to detail into their work as they do.

MagicEmperor

#24

MagicEmperor said:

DuckTales Remastered uses the Mighty Switch Force engine? Interesting, considering DuckTales has 3D environments. I never would have thought.

gohanrage

#25

gohanrage said:

I seen this game in action. Not sure which system this originally came out for I would guess SNES. It was so Cool that they had the Original Cast doing the Voices instead of having to read everything. I doubt the SNES version had Voice Overs

Onett

#27

Onett said:

So seeing a remastered Chip N' Dale isn't just a pipe dream after all. I'm quite fond of the co-operative play.

DarkCoolEdge

#28

DarkCoolEdge said:

@Spark_Of_Spirit Shantae: Risky's Revenge is a goodgame, not a great one (7/10). Graphics are greatand it has good ideas but overall I don't see the awesomeness that people in this website does. I like and enjoy Mighty Switch Force! much more.

DaveGX

#29

DaveGX said:

They totally need to make remastered versions from all the NES Disney releases after Duck Tales; Chip n Dale, Tale Spin, Darkwing Duck. Heck I'd probably even go for a remastered version of Adventures in the Magic Kingdom.

scir91

#30

scir91 said:

too bad this game won't be sold at the retail level. you can't display, sell, trade or see it. it's just a bunch of ones and zeroes inside of metal container. make a retail version! it WILL sell!

AG_Systems

#31

AG_Systems said:

Wayforward need to reboot the Makaimura series immediately. I would take much pleasure from this.

russellohh

#34

russellohh said:

@scir91 Did you get get here from a time machine from the 1970's? ...ever heard of Steam? I'm not even sure where you'd get physical copies you can "See" anymore. The...arcade? Is Babbage's still a thing?

DarkCoolEdge

#35

DarkCoolEdge said:

@russellohh I didn't like that much either. In this case was because it was too hard, I don't have the time it requires to improve.

Still, it would be one great game out of...

paburrows

#36

paburrows said:

I love WayForward and absolutly love all of their games, but I feel a little sadness for the Epic Mickey guy since he said that he wanted to make a Ducktales game if EM 2 did well besides a 3rd EM. He must have seen that announcement and felt a little bummed.

idork99

#37

idork99 said:

@IAmNotWill That's what I thought. So of course Capcom would like to work with Wayforward. It'll be like rekindling the relationship for future projects because it seems that they haven't worked together in a long time! 2000 to be exact. When Shantae was released for GBC!

Anyhow, given Capcom's retro history and Wayforward's love for retro games, I only see good things happening when they work together :).

UnseatingKDawg

#39

UnseatingKDawg said:

Well, I never played the original DuckTales, and I do like platformers by Wayforward. So I think I'll look into this once it comes out (and once I get a Wii U).

jonfl1

#40

jonfl1 said:

Having grown up with the original, I can say that this is currently one of the things I'm looking forward most to on the Wii U. Following its inevitable sales success, I'm looking forward to seeing the equally-awesome Chip and Dale: Rescue Rangers get the same treatment!

DaveGX

#41

DaveGX said:

@russellohh: Babbages is no more to my knowledge, did a merger/acquisition with/by GameStop. Sorta the same thing that happened with EB Games (Electronics Boutique). But yeah, those old games een if they were retailer wouldn't sell at full price anymore, they'd end up at used prices, so I have to disagree that a retail version of a remaster/remake would sell.

hendie001

#43

hendie001 said:

Still have the nes version in the box but really looking forward to this release. One of the best of all time in my books.

ToxieDogg

#44

ToxieDogg said:

@paburrows The thing is though, which would you rather have....a Duck Tales game by the same people who did Epic Mickey 2 (and maybe in a similar style to that) or a Duck Tales game by the same people who did Shantae and Mighty Switch Force and sticks to the roots of the original NES/Game Boy classic? I know I'd much prefer WayForward's version, to be honest. :D

TheAmazingRaccoon

#47

TheAmazingRaccoon said:

why did they need a back story for the moon boss? it already made perfect sense: the moon is made of cheese. didnt they put that together? stupid

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