Retro Wrap-Up: DuckTales Edition

Sunday, March 24th, 2013

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For the three of you who haven’t heard yet, Capcom just announced that DuckTales will be getting an HD remake courtesy of WayForward, the guys behind Shantae: Risky’s Revenge and Mighty Switch Force! As you can probably imagine, most of us at oprainfall are very excited by this news. At least, the ones who were old enough to play DuckTales on the NES. For the rest of us (myself included), the Operation Rainfall Retro Commercial Research Team (in other words, me) found the commercial for the original NES version of DuckTales for your viewing pleasure in this week’s Retro Wrap-Up.

Here are the highlights of this past week.

We went to PAX East this year! Check out our hands-on reports of Divekick, Remember Me, Pikmin 3, and The Wonderful 101.

We also got an interview with Square-Enix regarding Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn.

Sony announced a partnership with Unity to bring their engine to the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and the PlayStation Vita.

Jeff Neuenschwander takes a look at Shovel Knight, Shroud of the Avatar and more in this week’s Crowdfunding Spotlight.

One of the translators for Earthbound divulged a couple secrets regarding the English localization.

Capcom vs SNK 2 is coming to the PSN this April. Get excite!

Randy Thompson talks about the .hack franchise and how it combined the anime, manga, and video game mediums to weave an impressive tale.

Dragon’s Crown has a new trailer, as well as a 64-page art book pre-order bonus.

Jeff Neuenschwander takes some time to respond to you in this week’s Jeff’s Musings.

Sony announced that the servers for White Knight Chronicles will be taken offline on June 18th of this year.

Tales of Graces f will be available on the PSN on March 26th, while Tales of Xillia will be released this coming summer.

We list the Top 10 monsters from the Monster Hunter franchise in our latest Staff Picks.

In addition, David Rawlings focuses on all the awesome stuff of the Monster Hunter franchise in this week’s Scattered Showers.

Jeff Neuenschwander reviews Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate for the 3DS and Jonathan Higgins reviews ATV Wild Ride 3D for the 3DS eShop.

Deux Ex: Human Revolution is officially coming to the Wii U in the form of an enhanced Director’s Cut.

Justin Graham takes a look at Plastic Little in this week’s Anime of the Past.

Final Fantasy X HD is set to include Final Fantasy X-2 in the collection as well as Final Fantasy X.

John Riccitiello has officially stepped down from his position as CEO of EA.

Finally, Jonathan Higgins talks about how The Legend of Zelda impacted his life and what it means to him.

About Kyle Emch

Kyle has been studying music at college for about three years now. He's played the piano since he was 6 years old and has been recently been learning how to write music. He has followed the Operation Rainfall movement on Facebook since it started and was happy to volunteer for the website. Just don't mention Earthbound or the Mother franchise around him.




  • I didn’t play the old Duck Tales on the NES. I didn’t watch the show, either. I don’t think I was around back then. The only Duck Tales I’ve ever watched was that one movie with the genie in the magic lamp. And yet, I’m still pretty excited for this game. WayForward rules!

    • Spookyryu

      Too bad, was a pretty good game, you should play it

    • I probably will when this HD remake comes out.