The lights are on
The remastered version of DuckTales did not appear overnight. Capcom has been working with Disney on and off for more than the past two years to get the project off the ground.
Christian Svensson, corporate officer/senior vice-president at Capcom, likes to speak up from time to time on Capcom's message boards. Last time we heard from him, he revealed that all of the original DuckTales voice actors were returning to act in the game.
Recently, Svensson appeared on the message boards again, talking about how long Capcom and Disney has been working together on the project:
It took more than two years (on and off) to do the deal even before any development started. The first conversations I had with folks at Disney about this were had at Dice in 2010 (Feb 2010).Initial proposals for greenlight started preparation in mid-late 2011 (when it looked like we would be able to reach a deal with Disney). Active development started a bit later after greenlight was achieved.
You can check out the game's original announcement and trailer here.
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I will pursue this onto whatever system it lands on, come on XBOX Arcade
Good to see it's not just a quick cash-in.
so glad because this game is a classic
i don't know why, but this whole thing makes me laugh.
duck tales! a-woo-ooo!
I'll be stoked to play DuckTales again on a console. The last time I ventured with Scrooge McDuck and his nephews was on the Game Boy. At least Capcom and Disney made an exclusive agreement which hasn't fallen through. Unlike the dismal display of cooperation between two parties trying resurrect an ailing franchise ie: Megaman Legends 3. Capcom hasn't been the same since milking the RE farm. Kudos to Disney for learning from the Epic Mickey debacle. I had no idea that they planned for a DuckTales HD remake back in 2010.
I'm looking forward to how this is going to turn out.
Since 2010, Capcom has canceled this game 217 times.
An interesting bit of trivia for you: Alan Young, the voice of Scrooge McDuck, had a very famous role in early television as Wilbur, the owner of a certain talking horse named Mister Ed, in the show of the same name. Alan Young has also done voice work for The Smurfs (Scaredy Smurf and Farmer Smurf) as well as an assortment of old cartoons, and a few video games, including The Curse of Monkey Island.
I found this all to be quite interesting, because as someone born in the mid 80's, I spent many a night watching Nick At Nite and loved shows like Mister Ed, The Munsters, and the Dick Van Dyke Show. So, knowledge shared.