DuckTales Remastered Has Expanded Story
Ever wondered why you were fighting a rat on the moon? Or why Scrooge McDuck’s nephews got kidnapped in the first place?
Well, all those questions and more, will be answered in the upcoming remake of DuckTales. (So relax for now, I could tell they’ve been weighing heavily on you.)
Capcom producer Rey Jimenez spoke about some of these additions in an interview with Siliconera. ”In the original NES version, you go in the UFO to find the remote control to open the area to get to the boss,” said Jimenez. “You don’t really know why. The game doesn’t explain it well.”
So they’ve attempted to fill in some of the gaps. ”In our version, before you even get to the UFO you see Fenton who is Gizmoduck and he gets kidnapped by the UFO,” reveals Jimenez. “You’re going into the UFO to save him and find all of the parts in Gizmoduck’s suit. Once you get that all together and Fenton turns into Gizmoduck he’s going to escort you back to the area where the door was and he will blast everything out of your way and then blast the door out.
“In the NES version, you fight a big rat and it didn’t explain why you’re fighting a rat on the moon. That’s explained in here because there are rats they’re experimenting on and you let them loose and that becomes the rat down there. Also, how does Scrooge McDuck breathes on the moon? We explain that as well.”
IGN caught up with Rey Jimenez at PAX, where he talked about some of the other changes – 30% new level design and remixed music – and how the game is still remaining faithful to the original. Hear what he had to say in the video below:
DuckTales Remastered is coming to Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Wii U this summer.
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By Daniel Krupa