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DuckTales: Remastered To Hit the Wii U eShop in Mid-August

Posted by Thomas Whitehead

13th August in North America, two days later in Europe

We suspect that there are plenty of retro gamers keen to download DuckTales: Remastered, the collaboration between WayForward and Capcom that re-imagines the classic title with shiny new HD graphics. The original DuckTales is one of those NES titles that we're all supposed to play, with music and platforming that stands up today.

We've known that this'll be a Summer release on the Wii U eShop for quite a while, but a brand new 'Duckumentary' video — below — not only has some interesting talking heads from WayForward, but reveals that the title will arrive on the platform in North America on 13th August for $14.99. The European version of the video confirms that it'll arrive two days later in the region, on 15th August at a price of €14.99.

Happy news for fans of the original keen to see what WayForward has produced in this new version. Check out the video below, and let us know just how high this is on your virtual shopping list.

Thanks, NintenDaan.

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User Comments (48)

bezerker99

#1

bezerker99 said:

Excellent! Glad to know it's just a little over a month away from being released.

Kodeen

#7

Kodeen said:

If D&D is anything to go by, you can expect Ducktales on your Wii U as soon as February 2017! Looking forward to it!

Whopper744

#9

Whopper744 said:

@MrWalkieTalkie

Yeah I wonder why that is. Pikmin 3 is my first pick up in Augest. I guess I'll continue my playthrough of Majora's Mask, and try to pick at Animal Crossing more too.

Mrclaycoat

#10

Mrclaycoat said:

I really hope we can see the original one come out for the virtual console at the same time!!!

Einherjar

#11

Einherjar said:

@Kodeen Does anyone actually know when they are going to release that already ? I mean they accounced THAT they are going to, but is there at least a time frame for it ?

NintyMan

#13

NintyMan said:

Cool; I hope to get it on Day One then. I'm really looking forward to the remastered Moon level!

Tasuki

#15

Tasuki said:

Looking forward to it. I just hope Capcom doesn't pull what they did with the Dungeon and Dragons arcade games.

Dreamcaster-X

#17

Dreamcaster-X said:

Seriously looking forward to playing this on a Nintendo console, the platform the series was birthed on but I may just pick up the PS3 retail version as well. I can see that becoming a potential scarce commodity.

Yosher

#20

Yosher said:

To be honest, I never played the original, though I've heard many good things about it. Will definetely give this remastered version a try though!

TreesenHauser

#21

TreesenHauser said:

Can't wait for this! The NES original is one of the best Capcom platformers I've ever played, so it'll be cool to see how the Remastered version holds up--and so far it looks amazing.

ULTRA-64

#23

ULTRA-64 said:

@MrWalkieTalkie kinda weird that, so many games coming out so fast as soon as Aug hits. Feels strange, having had so few games for so long....what are we gonna moan about now?

retro_player_22

#24

retro_player_22 said:

I still have the original and is looking forward to this one. If this one is successful, hopefully there are room for more Disney remakes like Aladdin, Chip 'N' Dales, Talespin, and Darkwing Duck.

SteveW

#29

SteveW said:

Nah... I looked it up, the retail version is just for PS3 and is a box with a download code in it... what's the point.

I can see why they chose PS3 for this exclusive though, considering Playstation is where it all started at (sarcasm).

MasterChordles

#34

MasterChordles said:

Well that's a pleasant surprise. I may pick that up as a birthday present for myself when it comes out :D

Capt_N

#37

Capt_N said:

If I get a WU, I will get this. I might also try getting the original off eBay.

thepitt

#38

thepitt said:

The original NES game was fast paced and like the Super Mario Bros you only got so many lives and then you'd die. I'd have to say the game was harder then Super Mario Bros. (the original) for the NES as you'd have to replay each and every single level over and over again until you beat the final boss.

If they've applied the "we the new generation of gamers can't play games" to this remake, like letting you save your progress or throw in any extra stuff that makes the game easier then even though they've made it look better I have no interest in playing some dumbed down version of a classic game. If it's dumbed down then it's an insult to the original game and its developers.

If not, then count me in!

Ducutzu

#39

Ducutzu said:

Lovely - WayForward make extremely polished and fun games. I hope it sells enough to justify the release of the Mickey Mouse game...

micronean

#41

micronean said:

I just hope they've taken advantage of having more buttons on today's controllers. The only thing I didn't like on the original was the awkward button combination of [down] + [A] [B] to do the pogo hop. It always messed me up (...but, then again, I was 10 yrs old).

hydeks

#45

hydeks said:

Easily day one, I hope they eventually bring the NES classic to the VC too, I would want that version too :) It will probably come in about 5 months later though, so the remaster can get as much money as possible.

Dynheart

#47

Dynheart said:

I played this back when I was in elementary school. I will be picking this up when funds allow. Too many "day one" purchases as of late.

JaxonH

#48

JaxonH said:

@theadrock13 I'm excited for this one too! A definite buy. Might I recommend New Super Mario Bros U- the game is fantastic, as is the New Super Luigi U DLC. A lot of the launch day ports and recent multiplats are also excellent, if you haven't played them on PS3/360 already. Thank goodness the Nintendo exclusives are coming this fall though. THAT'S what I bought my Wii U for- games like Pikmin 3, Wonderful 101, Windwaker HD, DKC Tropical Freeze, Mario 3D World, Mario Kart 8, Smash Bros 4, Bayonetta 2 and X. Oh yeah, it's about ta get crackalackin in here!

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