Today, we have some unfortunate news for fans of classic platforming titles.
Capcom has revealed that Ducktales Remastered will no longer be available to purchase from various digital storefronts from August 8 – 9 onwards. In particular, the last day for Nintendo fans to get the game from the Wii U eShop will be 9 August 2019 (4:59 PM PDT) – with a farewell discount of 75% off. Thankfully, customers can still re-download the game afterwards, so long as they purchase it before this deadline.
Ducktales Remastered is a WayForward-developed HD remake of the original 1989 NES game. Capcom did not specify why the game would no longer stay up for sale, but most signs would point to licensing issues with Disney.
Read up on more details below.
Heads up, everyone; DuckTales: Remastered is leaving digital storefronts in a duck-blur, and will no longer be available for purchase beginning August 8th, 2019. If you’ve already purchased it in the past or if you buy it before the dates and times below, you’ll still be able to access and play the game.
Pogo jump your way into Scrooge’s Money Bin while you can! DuckTales: Remastered is getting a farewell price drop for 75% off on most platforms before it gets removed for purchase.
The game will be digitally available on the following platforms until:
Wii U – August 9, 4:59 PM PDT
PlayStation 3 – August 9, 8AM PDT
Xbox 360, Xbox One (via Backwards Compatibility) – August 8, 5 PM PDT
Steam (PC) – 4:59 PM PDT
Disc-based versions of the game will install and play normally, and if you’ve already bought the game digitally, you’ll still be able to re-download it even after it’s removed, too. The times above are approximate, so please don’t wait until the last minute if you want to purchase the game digitally while it’s still available. So, get out there and solve a mystery, or re-write history!
The game is a real blast to experience – so we definitely advise people to grab it from Steam or the Wii U eShop when possible! Don’t let this timeless classic die off!