DuckTales Remastered Early Talks Began In Early 2010

By Ishaan . May 17, 2013 . 1:05pm

DuckTales Remastered, the upcoming HD console remake of the original Ducktales, has been in the works for quite a while. The first conversations about the game go all the way back to early 2010, says Capcom USA’s Senior Vice-President Christian Svensson.


“It took more than two years (on and off) to do the deal even before any development started,” Svensson reveals on the Capcom forums. “The first conversations I had with folks at Disney about this were had at Dice in 2010 (Feb 2010).”


He continues: “Initial proposals for greenlight started preparation in mid-late 2011 (when it looked like we would be able to reach a deal with Disney). Active development started a bit later after greenlight was achieved. In short, it was a lengthy process.”


In an interview with Siliconera, the game’s producer, Rey Jimenez, revealed that Disney were the ones that recommended WayForward Technologies to develop DuckTales Remastered.


“We have Disney helping very closely with us to approve the look and make sure everything feels right,” Jimenez shared with us. “And actually, WayForward was a suggestion from Disney. When we signed the project and decided to look for a developer, Disney suggested them and we checked them out and decided they were the guys to do it.”


DuckTales Remastered will be released this Summer for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Wii U. Capcom have also hinted at the game coming to PC.


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  • Shantae and Bloodrayne were great game by these folks (WayForward) and this Ducktales look up to their usual excellent standards. Excited to get this game.

    • Richard N

      Hey don’t forget Double Dragon Neon. So Radical!

      • XiaomuArisu

        Touch your hand with my hand Bro!

    • Testsubject909

      Ducktales looks alright.

      It just often feels like the scenery’s just…. Well it’s early screenshots so I’ll reserve final judgement for the final product.

      But each time I take a look, despite how much I love Ducktales. I can never get myself to be all that hyped for some reason… I’ll need to look into this and figure out why…

      • SirTeffy

        Remember, the scenery is being done by the SAME GUY who did the backgrounds in the NES game. The foreground I admit is simplistic, but it was on the NES too.

        • Testsubject909

          I won’t stay my hand from criticism even if I respect someone.

          Mainly because if I respect them. Then all the more reason to provide them with criticism, hopefully constructive criticism.

          • SirTeffy

            Oh, I firmly agree with that standpoint. I’m just saying the foreground looks simplistic, but the NES game’s foreground was extremely simplistic too. The first part of my comment was just a “fun fact” about the background designer.

  • Göran Isacson

    Neat. I wonder what person on Disney had heard about WayForward and in what context. Did they do work for Disney? Or did the Disney-person just happen to be a WF-fan?

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