Well, Remastered will answer that with its opening level. As producer Rey Jimenez stated to Siliconera, “The Money Bin is an introduction to the story and a tutorial. It sets up why you’re trying to find these legendary treasures. As you go through the Money Bin you find out the Beagle Boys took all of your money. Big Time, the leader of the Beagle Boys, you fight him. Then you find out why Scrooge is going after all these treasures, but I won’t spoil that.”
Also, while the remake will feature far better animations and artwork this time around, it will also be more like an episode of the classic TV show. “We could have gone the easy route and had the same things as the NES [version], but made it prettier. As we added a lot of VO work and more Ducktales TV show presentation to it, it made sense to make each level like an episode.
“To make it feel like an episode of the cartoon, you need to have that explanation of what you’re doing and why you’re doing it. The guys at WayForward wanted to present a whole story of why you were going to Himalayas and collecting parts.”
DuckTales Remastered releases in North America on PSN, Nintendo eShop and Steam on August 13th with an Xbox Live Arcade release on September 11.