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Platform 360, Wii U, PS3, Win Publisher Capcom Developer WayForward Technologies Release Date 2013-08-13

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DuckTales Remastered review: money pit

DuckTales on the NES holds a special place in the hearts of 1980s kids. Not only was the game a tie-in to a beloved cartoon series, but it felt tremendously well-crafted, with much of the original Mega Man team from Capcom bringing its expertise to the project. The familiar characters, fantastic score and exploration-heavy gameplay came together to form one of the strongest and most memorable games on the platform. Therefore, it made perfect sense why Capcom would want to revive it for an HD remake. But, like digging up a beloved pet years after its death, DuckTales hasn't aged well at all. DuckTales: Remastered fleshes out a story that was mostly relegated to the NES game's instruction booklet. Scrooge McDuck's quest is established by fully-voiced cutscenes courtesy of most of the...

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Shantae and the Pirate's Curse delayed 'a couple more months,' says WayForward

The launch of Shantae and the Pirate's Curse will be delayed a number of months in order to add "a few finishing touches," developer WayForward confirmed on Twitter. The game's release was initially expected to launch in 2013 on Nintendo 3DS before being delayed until the first quarter of 2014. Shantae and the Pirate's Curse is the third title in WayForward's Shantae series. The studio is known for its licensed games and remakes, including the recently released DuckTales Remastered, but Shantae is one of the studio's original franchises. The series began with the original Shantae on Game Boy Color in 2002; a sequel, Shantae: Risky's Revenge, was released on Nintendo DSiWare in 2010 and on iOS in 2011. A Kickstarter campaign was later developed for WayForward's continuation of the...

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DuckTales Remastered coming to PS3, 360, Wii U retail disc Nov. 12

Disc-based retail versions of DuckTales Remastered will be available Nov. 12 on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Wii U for $19.99, publisher Capcom announced today. It will be the first physical retail release of a DuckTales game in 20 years; DuckTales 2 launched on NES and Game Boy in 1993. Capcom did release a "hyper-limited" run of DuckTales Remastered on PS3 at retail in the U.S. last month, but that box included no disc — only a download code for the PlayStation Network version of the game. DuckTales Remastered, developed by WayForward Technologies, is already available digitally through PSN, Xbox Games Store, Wii U eShop and Steam. When asked if the Windows PC version will be released on disc, a Capcom representative told Polygon, "At this time, there are no plans to have a...

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Scrooge McDuck, Lara Croft make Forbes' list of richest fictional characters

Scrooge McDuck, Duckburg's most famous resident and the star of the recent DuckTales Remastered, topped Forbes' 2013 list of the 15 richest fictional characters with his $65.4 billion fortune in swimmable gold coins. The Fictional 15 list includes characters from games, novels, movies and television. The Countess of Abbingdon, better known as Tomb Raider's Lara Croft, appears 12th on the list with her $1.3 billion fortune. Other fictional characters who appear on the list and have appeared in video games include Tony Stark/Iron Man ($12.4 billion), Bruce Wayne/Batman ($9.2 billion) Springfield's own C. Montgomery Burns ($1.5 million).

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Wii U, MechWarrior Online, DuckTales Remastered: Speed Run

Nintendo's Satoru Iwata said the lack of a strong software lineup, and not pricing, is to blame for poor sales of the Wii U. The MechWarrior Online community raised more than $100,000 to donate towards cancer research. We got personal with DuckTales Remastered and found some of the charm has worn off. Wii U pricing is not the issue, says Iwata MechWarrior Online developers raise over $100K for cancer research DuckTales Remastered review: money pit

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Mighty Switch Force 2 in development for Wii U

Mighty Switch Force 2 is in development for Wii U, developer WayForward Technologies confirmed to Nintendo Everything. A representative from the developer didn't say when the puzzle platformer, which was released in the Nintendo 3DS eShop earlier this year, would make the transition to Nintendo's console and characterized it as "kind of a backburner project right now." Inklings of a console release surfaced in June when the European video game rating agency PEGI listed a Wii U version. Series protagonist Patricia Wagon also appeared on the 3DS eShop in Dec. 2011 in the original Mighty Switch Force. A Wii U version called Mighty Switch Force Hyper Drive Edition was released in Nov. 2012. For more on WayForward's latest game, check out Polygon's DuckTales Remastered review.

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Fruit Ninja and AR game Box! Open Me hitting PS Vita this week

Halfbrick's fruit-decimating game Fruit Ninja and augmented reality title Box! Open Me will arrive on the PlayStation Network for PlayStation Vita this week, according to the official PlayStation blog. Fruit Ninja for the PS Vita includes achievements and leaderboards. During a panel at PAX Australia, the developers revealed that they were planning on releasing games on Sony's handheld. Amongst this week's other releases is Box! Open Me, an augmented reality puzzle game from Toyko Jungle developers PlayStation C.A.M.P.. The title requires two players and two PS Vitas working together to open boxes. We got hands-on with the PS Vita title at last year's Tokyo Game Show. Launched in April for Windows PC, Spiders' Martian role-play game, Mars: War Logs, also hits the Network this week,...

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DuckTales dev diary talks sound, reveals remastered Moon theme

A new behind-the-scenes video for the remake of classic NES platformer DuckTales looks at the sound and music design. Sound design is a crucial part of games that often slips under the radar, and when remaking a time-honored classic it's important to ensure that the sound effects are faithful to the original, say the developers. Jumps need to sound like the old jumps, hitting an enemy needs to sound like it did in the original, and so on. According to director Austin Ivansmith, WayForward didn't originally intend to include voice acting in the game until Disney offered to get the original voice actors for the DuckTales animated series. "You don't say no to that. Oh, Alan Young wants to play Scrooge? Yes, we will write a bigger script, write more and bring him to life." One part of...

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DuckTales Remastered trailer delves underground with Uncle Scrooge

A new trailer for WayForward's DuckTales Remastered gives an overview of the African Mines level. Scrooge McDuck must delve deep into the heart of the Earth, contending with rolling boulders and underground beasts, in search of the Giant Diamond of Inner Earth. The fastest way down there, naturally, is via a mine cart. DuckTales Remastered hits PlayStation Network, Steam and Wii U eShop on August 13, with an Xbox Live Arcade release on Sept 11.

DuckTales Remastered Releases
North America
  • Xbox 360
    • Released 09/11/2013
    • Publisher Capcom
    • Developer WayForward Technologies
    • Score 5.0
  • Wii U
    • Released 08/13/2013
    • Publisher Capcom
    • Developer WayForward Technologies
    • Score 5.0
  • PlayStation 3
    • Released 08/13/2013
    • Publisher Capcom
    • Developer WayForward Technologies
    • Score 5.0
  • Windows
    • Released 08/13/2013
    • Publisher Capcom
    • Developer WayForward Technologies
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