The 1989 NES classic DuckTales didn’t have voice acting, so Capcom called in the voice talent from the animated TV series for the newly-announced DuckTales Remastered.
“We have all the original voice actors from the show,” Capcom USA senior vice president Christian Svensson confirmed on the Capcom Unity forums.
“Scrooge’s voice actor is now 94 years old but he still came into the studio and did his thing like a pro. The voice work really adds a lot to the package.”
Svensson said Capcom’s decision to resurrect the title came about because community members asked for it.
“About two and a half years ago I started working toward this with Disney because people here kept asking for it (and because I’m a fan too). About a year and a half ago I completed the general outlines of the deal. Disney was on board (and really excited). I then sold the whole concept of the project to Japan as we took it through greenlight,” he said.
The project was kept secret internally for much of this time, and notably did not leak ahead of reveal at PAX East this past weekend.
“I don’t think anyone in Japan has even seen a build at any point so far,” Svensson said. Part of the reaosn he wanted to bring the game backl was because nobody expected it, he added.
Disney suggested WayForward to develop the remaster, something Capcom agreed to after seeing the team’s work on Shantae, Contra 4 and Mighty Switch Force, as well as composer Virt (Jake K).
DuckTales Remastered is due on the PlayStation Network, Wii U eShop and Xbox Live Arcade in northern summer.