WayForward is known for its superb platformers

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.

[source destructoid.com, via gonintendo.com]