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What The Duck: More Unnecessary 8-Bit Retromancy

Might solve a mystery?

Look here, I liked Duck Tales – cartoon and game alike – well enough when I were a lad, but do we really need to pillage every last dusty coin from the tomb of ancient videogaming? Disney’s already having the Castle of Illusion remade in spangle-vision, and now another anthropomorphic animal platformer is getting tarted up and resold to people who can remember when all this were fields. Previously only announced for the toyboxes, we now hear that Capcom will also be releasing Duck Tales: Higher Resolution Version on PC, which I guess is good news if you’re one of those who can’t stop fiddling with your nostalgia glans. Have a look, and a singalong, below.

Question: why do ducks get to live in Duckburg, but there isn’t even one real-life city called Humanburg? Such an oversight.

It is true that that is something familiar from my childhood. I feel so very warm and comforted now, as if I were back in the womb, or at least the front room of that kid I didn’t really like from school, but who had a Sega Master System.

Here’s how the original looked, if you’d like to compare and contrast. The same, but with less pixels, basically.

Right, that’s enough being sneery about remakes of old games, I’m off to play Xenonauts. Oh.

Duck Tales Rejiggered will be out at some point over the Summer, costing $15 and available on Steam, Origin, Impulse, GamersGate, Green Man Gaming and undisclosed others.

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