Capcom of America and Disney have announced that later this year 'Duck Tales Remastered' will be released to home consoles worldwide. 'Duck Tales,' based on the iconic 1980's animated series, is widely regarded as one of the best video games of the original Nintendo Entertainment System (NES.) While many classic games go through periodic rises in popularity due to nostalgia "Duck Tales' has always been well-regarded and its re-release has been demanded by fans for years. Although a sequel and Gameboy version was produced there hasn't been a new 'Duck Tales' game in decades since the show was cancelled twenty years ago. As a result pirated versions of the game have become extremely popular online while original copies of 'Duck Tales' have increasingly rare and valuable.
Giving into public demand Capcom and Disney agreed to work together on the first new 'Duck Tales' game in decades as a way to renew interest in the brand and to combat piracy that has happened as a result of the game's inaccessibility to fans. Video games have historically had a younger and incredibly vocal fan base, and much more so than movies or television game producers often ask their fans for feedback on new products. 'Duck Tales Remastered' promises to be a faithful remake of the original game while also addressing shortcomings by adding new story scenes and levels. The audio and video components aim to remain faithful to the original by using hand-drawn animation for the characters and getting the authentic voice actors to reprise their famous roles. Despite the dated nature of the property this game has created a frenzy of excitement, and original copies of the NES version have quadrupled in value at online auction sites like eBay. It is possible that strong sales of 'Duck Tales Remastered' could lead to other remakes of Capcom-Disney games, including 'Tale Spin' and 'Darkwing Duck,' which are also frequently pirated and completely unavailable on modern video game consoles.
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