In the first of a series of DuckTales: Remastered documentaries called “Duckumentaries,” the development team discusses the creative process and what it took to bring the original 8-bit NES game back to life. DuckTales: Remastered will be released via digital download for PS3, Wii U and PC on August 13th, with an Xbox 360 version launching on September 11th. The physical version will be released on August 20th for PS3 that includes a digital download code and a DuckTales collector pin.
The first Duckumentary reveals how the developers went through each NES level and recreated it from scratch with beautiful 3D modeled backgrounds based directly from recreated 2D paintings done by a staff member who actually worked as a Disney background painter for 10 years. The 2D character sprites as well as the line art for the backgrounds were drawn by the original Disney artist who worked on the DuckTales series. It’s really wonderful to see such a beloved series and video game from the ’90s being brought to life so lovingly. I’ll definitely be looking forward to more Duckumentaries and to DuckTales: Remastered in August.