DuckTales Remastered coming to retail

Capcom releasing platformer on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Wii U on November 12 for $20.

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DuckTales: Remastered will be released at retail for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Wii U on November 12, Capcom announced today.

The disc-based version will sell for $20 on all platforms. This is $5 more than the downloadable versions already available on Xbox Live Arcade, PlayStation Network, and Wii U eShop.

DuckTales Remastered, a high-definition update of the 1989 NES game--was developed by WayForward Technologies (BloodRayne: Betrayal, Shantae: Risky's Revenge).

For more, check out GameSpot's review.

Discussion

117 comments
rushiosan
rushiosan

Not a bad game, but it doesn't worth the money you spend in. Rent it and you're done.

toyo75
toyo75

A DuckTales Remastered and Castle of Illusion Remake bundle would be nice. The only problem is that both titles are from different publishers.

leeko_link
leeko_link

This is really good for me as now I can finally buy it for real. Hopefully more digital only games found their way to physical form too as I don't really like my games being digital.

X-RS
X-RS

May was well try it now with 8th gen just around the corner...

Vodoo
Vodoo

Tom McShit really under scored this game. He gave it a 4.5 and the Metacritic avg is 74 from 30 different review sites. 

I loved this game back when it was originally released. I think it was on the original NES system back then, but I could be wrong. I remember it being very, very short because I beat it in one sitting.

topherlee94
topherlee94

After some thought I think this was a good move. Many parents who would buy this for their kids probably wouldn't necessarily allow them free access to go online with it but would go to a retail store to purchase games for them, I would guess these are who they'd have in mind in targeting the retail market for shelf space. BTW I never played the original but I thought it was a decent game and kinda shows me what a remastered Ghosts N Goblins/Ghouls N Ghosts would look like, Disney-esque art would be greatly suited for a remake of those games.


soulless4now
soulless4now

I'm not paying $5 to cover the cost of the case. Fuck you, Capcom. 

sundown19
sundown19

I'm in for the Wii U version.

HiImUPSMan
HiImUPSMan

$5 extra for a physical copy?

Stay milking capcom.

xcollector
xcollector

This is a good deal for those who like boxed copies

loopy_101
loopy_101

I'm surprised this is getting a retail release. Wasn't the reception for DuckTales Remastered a little lukewarm at best?

ANUBISZER0
ANUBISZER0

I wonder if this is gonna sell well? Probably not...

Class_Act998675
Class_Act998675

20$ does seem like a fair price. Knowing Crapcom from this gen, they could of charged 30$ because they added some generic mode that cost them 50 cents to make. Also, there's no DLC, so that's good. Maybe the company being in the red is finally getting to them? 

hystavito
hystavito

The WiiU version was available, I guess accidentally, for pre-order for a day or so on a Canadian retailer website, months ago.  I remember because it coincided with a promo that knocked off $10 so I decided to get it but then the orders were cancelled and the item removed from the site. 

ZeroX91
ZeroX91

Yet Ace Attorney won't get a physical copy...*sigh* Capcom what happened to you?

bu3aDeL_Maz
bu3aDeL_Maz

dont forget steam on the second paragraph

Megavideogamer
Megavideogamer

I shall get the disc based version. I always prefer retail over digital. So $19.99 is a fair price. 

mkdms14
mkdms14

Hasn't the disc based version of this game been out for the PS3 for a while now?

SlimeSwayze
SlimeSwayze

It's sad that this game gets so much attention while the recent Mickey Castle of Illusion remake, which is a much better game, went completely under the radar.

Class_Act998675
Class_Act998675

This boggles my mind - companies, including Capcom, have complained about the cost of producing physical copies and how games are going to be digital only, and here they are producing physical copies of a digital only game. And no, this isn't the first game that went from digital only to physical - The Walking Dead, anyone?   

furrynic
furrynic

Is not worth for the simple fact that this game needed much more than just a simple remastered work paint. They should have done much more with this game and instead they just updated the graphics and called  ducktales remastered. How about remaking the entire game and adding more levels and new power ups bosses and a bunch other more things Capcom?  I wasn't really expecting much, and especially since all it was a ducktales remastered game. I can't  help to say that I was very disappointed with the game. I play the PC version and I was very disappointed

Hurvl
Hurvl

@Vodoo Oh no, a single person didn't value a game as much as several others did - he must be wrong. There's no way he could disagree with 30 different other persons, that he perhaps have never met.

Hurvl
Hurvl

@VodooMy response to each and every review:

http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m2aoqqQYS41r0hqfjo1_400.jpg

There's nothing to get upset about, it's just his opinion and it being different than a lot of other opinions doesn't disqualify it. You may say that he was harsh or unfair, but that just means the he *as a person* didn't like it as much as everybody else.

Vodoo
Vodoo

@soulless4now That $5 is for the case, shipping the case, and profit for the retailer that sold it. So ONLY adding $5 isn't that much when you look at it like that.

Vodoo
Vodoo

@Falconoffury Why don't you ask Steam that? They are the Messiah according to all the pc gamers here.

Jinzo_111887
Jinzo_111887

@Falconoffury PC's a digital system, so you shouldn't expect much there. However, if you want DRM free, you should bug the responsible parties to get the game on GOG where it belongs.

Hurvl
Hurvl

@loopy_101 Nah, just from Gamespot if you're talking critical reception. On Metacritic it got 74, 70, 76 and 66 for PS3, Xbox 360, Wii U and PC, respectively. Haven't heard anything about commercial success, though.

xcollector
xcollector

@hystavito So that is what that was. I thought they were going to sell DLC cards because I couldn't find any mention of retail discs at the time. 

Jinzo_111887
Jinzo_111887

@Megavideogamer Indeed. I actually don't care if they are giving games I want away as PS+ premium benefits. If a physical version is available on a console, I'll go for it first. I make an exception to the PC side because digital is more common, but games can be modded.

malice216
malice216

@mkdms14  no all that was a case, artwork, a code for the downloadable game and a collector's pin

Hurvl
Hurvl

@SlimeSwayze They got almost identic Metacritic averages, but Gamespot liked Mickey much better than Ducktales. If you think it's much better, then other people's opinions don't matter that much.

furrynic
furrynic

@SlimeSwayze I have that game as well, and I definitely think that is a much better game than ducktales is. If there is anyone out there who doesn't have those games, and can only afford 1 of them, then Castle of illusion is by far a much better choice than duck tales is.

Donrock12
Donrock12

@Class_Act998675 yeah...but thats the only way some people (i call them purists) will buy games.  most people have become drones and just eat up digital games for the same price as retail...lmao they say it costs to much to make retail games so they make them digital and people still pay the same price.  it makes me laugh so much.

Coco_pierrot
Coco_pierrot

@Class_Act998675 Thatgamecompagny released Journey/Flower/flOw on a disc too.

they even release a Vita version of The Walking Dead. The touch screen is a pretty cool addition

hobotech64
hobotech64

@furrynic But they did.

I doubt you've played both of them.  The NES version is actually much harder.  It doesn't have the Mcduck mansion or the final level.

Jinzo_111887
Jinzo_111887

@furrynic Now you see why physical is better? If you don't like a game, it is possible to resell it. Not saying the game is bad or anything myself, just that is possible to get money back on a physical release. Keep this in mind when considering whether you want to buy physical or digital if both are an option.

soulless4now
soulless4now

@Vodoo I could get a $5 lotto ticket instead. Way better investment. 

Hurvl
Hurvl

@Vodoo @Falconoffury I'm an atheist, so I don't think Steam is the Messiah, they're just the best available option in my opinion, except for GoG (but they focus on older games). 

I installed Steam just to play Half-Life 2, more than 7 years ago. That was before I heard of any other digital distribution alternatives or even thought about the benefits of it. I don't like installing another digital distributor, so unless they have some great game/offers, Steam is where I'll buy games from, except when they're also on GoG. GoG offers more extras, is generally cheaper and doesn't require you to start a third-party program to run your purchased games, which puts it above Steam.

Hurvl
Hurvl

@Jinzo_111887 @Megavideogamer I only play PC games so there's no benefit of getting a physical copy. Steam isn't going anywhere, I don't buy games I'm likely to get tired of in a few years and I prefer games that can be modded. People saying I miss out on games or am limiting myself to a small selection haven't seen my backlog. I've got more games than I can handle and they're all long and/or moddable games.

furrynic
furrynic

@hobotech64 @furrynic I did play both versions, its been 16 years since I last play the game. When I said remake the whole game I said redo everything like every level been rework from scratch and not just better visuals and some minor additions like the mcduck mansion or the final level. Give Mcduck More Power ups and additions to game play, that use to be good back in the days, but not in todays standards. What use to be good in the days is not good today. I'm telling you because I play both versions and love the NEs version and think that todays version is awful, considering that they should have done so much more with this timeless classic.

furrynic
furrynic

@hobotech64 @furrynic Well that's where you wrong, because this Is not a remake is a remastered game with some more. In a remake you usually re do everything, from graphics to new power ups new levels and even in some cases they  would completely change levels if they think that the old level design didn't fit the bill, and other times they would make levels longer by adding more to the old level. Is not a remake, remake and remastered are two deferent things in remastered you only usually only add more sounds and enhance graphics visuals like they did with the old star wars trilogy. This game should have been a remake, and not a remastered game. Is my opinion, if you like the way it is, then good for you. I thought they should have done more with this game, and  took the easy way and just did a quickie and a quick buck with this game.

hobotech64
hobotech64

@furrynic @hobotech64 Well, opinions.

But they DID add a whole lot new: Redrawn art, music, no need to go back and get some keys, and the cartoon voice acting.  And honestly, I enjoyed it.

What you're suggesting would probably change the entire game, and that's why this is a remake and not "Ducktales 3D First Person Shooter WIth Motion Controls."  You didn't enjoy it, that's fine, but it's not accurate to say that they didn't add anything new to it.

And that soundtrack, seriously.  That freaking soundtrack is $20 in itself.