An inside look at the remake’s art direction.
Capcom has released a brand new Ducktales: Remastered “Duckumentary” onto YouTube, which gives fans a closer look at the art design behind the much anticipated reboot.
As you can see from the video, Ducktales: Remastered, which releases in August of this year, is a project near and dear to much of the Design team, with many of them having been fans of the original Scrooge McDuck comics as children.
One of more debated aspects of the reimagining centered on the overall character design: With the transition from pixels to clearly animated models, the question arose, did the developers want a style more reminiscent of the original cartoonist, Carl Barks, or did they want to go with something similar to the title’s namesake, the Ducktales television show. While they have incorporated aspects of both, the design seems to favor the television series, as that is how the majority of people who will be playing this game remember the characters.
Another expanded-upon aspect of the game is the number of significant characters. In the original Ducktales, the game was mostly a solo-play as Scrooge, with the other characters in the Scrooge universe acting as helpful or antagonistic NPCs. In this remastering, the beloved “side” characters, such as Scrooge’s nephews, his friend and assistant, Launchpad, and the evil witch Magika will receive larger, more central roles in the game play and story line,
Ducktales: Remastered will release on the PlayStation Network, Xbox Live Arcade, Nintendo eShop, and Steam.