PAX East has officially begun in Boston, Massachusetts. Today on March 22, Capcom announced they were remastering the 1989 classic video game "DuckTales" which used to have a TV show on the Disney channel around the same time. Gamers have always wanted "DuckTales" in the Wii's virtual console for years now, but with the release of the Wii U, Capcom is finally developing a completely revised version of the game for fans all over the world. Also, the game is coming to the Xbox 360 and PS3 in addition to the Wii U release.
"DuckTales Remastered" will be released in the eShop, XBLA and PSN sometime this summer. The title features groundbreaking HD graphics and a brand new 3D effect that has never been seen in a 'DuckTales' game before. The original title, mentioned earlier, was released in 1989 for the Nintendo Entertainment System. Yes, the TV show only lasted 3 years, but the show was continually rebroadcasted until the early 2000s. If the game is a success, Disney might consider bringing back the TV show to bring back the late 1980s nostalgia. All new episodes of the show would essentially boost game sales.
Other than the future game, the series was revived in 2011 through a series of comic books for children. The comics have received mediocre success due to the Internet being the main source of entertainment, but it's great to see that the series is still somewhat alive and well. It's a major possibility that Disney asked Capcom to create the new game to test the waters for future products and, possibly, a remastered TV show that was mentioned earlier. Disney is mysterious and so is Capcom, so we'll never know what's secretly in the works until things are officially announced.
Other than the "DuckTales" video game, Capcom is still expected to announce more future Wii U, Xbox 360 and PS3 titles that will be released later this year. It's possible that we'll see a complete reboot of the 'Resident Evil' series or even another entry, but whatever is announced at this year's PAX East in Boston, gamers should ultimately be satisfied.