Capcom and developer WayForward made some tweaks to DuckTales for DuckTales Remastered, but the biggest change is probably the story. A cutscene complete with Scrooge McDuck’s original voice actor explains why Uncle Scrooge has to rescue Huey, Dewey, and Louie in the first place. The boys run off ahead after telling Webby to wait behind and dash straight into a trap. Uncle Scrooge confidently says he won’t have a problem rescuing them.
DuckTales Remastered has these story scenes to give kids who aren’t familiar with the afternoon cartoon series background on the show and because the guys at WayFoward wanted answers to questions about DuckTales for themselves. "[WayForward] really wanted it to feel like you’re playing the show," said Capcom producer Rey Jimenez when speaking to Siliconera. Story wasn’t central to most NES games, so if a game had a giant rat on the Moon you just accepted it. DuckTales Remastered explains it with a revised Moon level.
"In the original NES version, you go in the UFO to find the remote control to open the area to get to the boss. You don’t really know why. The game doesn’t explain it well," Jimenez stated.
"In our version, before you even get to the UFO you see Fenton who is Gizmoduck and he gets kidnapped by the UFO. You’re going into the UFO to save him and find all of the parts in Gizmoduck’s suit. Once you get that all together and Fenton turns into Gizmoduck he’s going to escort you back to the area where the door was and he will blast everything out of your way and then blast the door out."
"In the NES version, you fight a big rat and it didn’t explain why you’re fighting a rat on the moon. That’s explained in here because there are rats they’re experimenting on and you let them loose and that becomes the rat down there. Also, how does Scrooge McDuck breathes on the moon? We explain that as well," added Jimenez.
DuckTales Remastered also has a new tutorial level that introduces the characters and the story. Capcom has DuckTales Remastered slated for a summer release as a downloadable game for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Wii U.