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.