DuckTales was my SHITTTTT when I was a little kid. I’d wake up mad early and watch the noise while chompin’ on some Ghostbusters or Ninja Turtles cereal. Launchpad was my homeboy (I feel like that would make a sweet t-shirt slogan) and Gizmo Duck was seriously the coolest 80’s cartoon character right next to Inspector Gadget.
Well I don’t think anyone really expected this. Today at PAX East, during their “World of Capcom,” panel, Capcom announced that WayForward Technologies are currently developing a DuckTales remaster of the original NES game, simply titled DuckTales Remastered.
The company showed off a trailer and told attendees of the panel more info on the game. The coolest aspect of the project is the fact that’s it not just an HD remake, but it’s being almost completely redone. The company says they’ve got WayForward Technologies hand-drawing every sprite used for the game, as well as Disney providing new and original voice talent, and WayForward creating updated music with their company’s composer,Jake Kaufman.
The game will be released for Xbox Live Arcade, PlayStation Network, and Wii U eshop for $15 all around. “We’re literally pouring our heart and soul into this title,” said Capcom’s Rey Jimenez. “It’s going to play just like you remember.”
If you grew up in the 80’s, then there was a pretty good chance that DuckTales was your jumpoff and you recognized the crime-fighting robot Gizmo Duck as one of the greatest characters on the show. Jared Cain aka Nikejerk brings back our childhood with this tremendously awesome custom.
From the artist:
This is the chase Kidrobot Mascot for the 2nd Battle of the Mascots Series titled New vs. Old. I did a total of 3 figures. 2 were the same, and this is the only Gizmo Duck that I made so it is a one off. Only I think half the people involved were chosen to make a chase.
Fact: I used to wake up early every Saturday morning and watch DuckTales while eating a bowl of Ghostbusters cereal back in the day. Man, I’m old.