Ducktales: Remastered Returns To Digital Storefronts, Including The Wii U eShop

Scrooge McDuck’s video game adventures looked like they had taken a terrible turn last summer.

Back in August, Capcom had announced that due to licensing issues, DuckTales: Remastered was being removed from all digital storefronts including the Wii U eShop.

Well, we finally have great news for fans of the game!

Now, roughly eight months later, the Capcom-Unity blog has announced the remaster has returned to digital storefronts.

Capcom announced on its Capcom-Unity site on Tuesday that DuckTales:

Remastered is now once again available on all of its previous storefronts.

That means it’s back on PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Wii U.

It’s also playable on Xbox One via the console’s backwards compatibility feature.

The title has inexplicably become available from digital storefronts once again – allowing folks to purchase the game once more.

This includes the version of the game from the Wii U eShop, which is the game’s sole presence on Nintendo consoles so far.

Here’s the full list of platforms it can be downloaded on:

  • PlayStation 3
  • Xbox 360
  • Xbox One (via Backwards Compatibility)
  • Nintendo Wii U
  • Steam

For those out of the loop, Ducktales: Remastered is a modern remake of the original Ducktales game from 1989 – with an HD splash of paint thanks to WayForward.

If you haven’t already added this one to your library, now is the time to go and check it out.

It sees players platforming as Scrooge McDuck himself through African mines, The Amazon, The Himalayas, Transylvania, and (yes) even the Moon.

All in all, it’s just good to see the beloved classic available on most modern platforms like Steam again.

As for whether the game will ever hit Nintendo Switch someday… well, that’s up to publisher Capcom.

If you missed this game the first time, but remember the 1980s NES original from Capcom, expect a whole new visual overhaul.

Many of the NES classic’s mechanics are fully intact, but surrounded by modern visuals, new voice acting, and a remixed soundtrack.

Nobody reading this asked for the Moon theme, but guess what?

You’re getting it anyway.

After all, it’s Disney canon now.

It’s also, on a sadder note, the final time that long-time voice actor Alan Young voiced the Scrooge character prior to his 2016 death. So if nothing else, there’s a historical element to this game.

And while DuckTales: Remastered is mainly the old classic redone in many ways, that’s not to say there isn’t anything new here.

Without offering spoilers on a seven-year-old game, developer WayForward did make sure to change up the ending in a way that’s totally unlike the NES original.

So yes, DuckTales: Remastered is once again available on Steam, the PlayStation Store, Xbox Live Marketplace, and the Nintendo eShop for its former $14.99 price tag.

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Source: Capcom-Unity, NintendoLife, NintendoSoup, ShackNews