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Ducktales Remastered To Be Delisted From Wii U eShop Friday

by Donald Theriault - August 6, 2019, 8:06 pm PDT
Total comments: 6 Source: Capcom

The shiny digital future claims another victim.

Not even the Number One Dime will let you get the remastered Ducktales after Friday.

Capcom have announced that the 2013 Wii U release Ducktales Remastered will be removed from the eShop sometime during the day on Friday. 4:59 PM PT is the quoted removal time. It will be available for 75% off (US/C$3.74) until the delisting occurs.

Ducktales Remastered was the final Ducktales project for several actors from the 1980s animated adaptation, with Alan Young (2016), June Foray (2017) and Russi Taylor (July 26) all passing away in the intervening years. The game did receive a physical release on Wii U with a disc, though it has been out of print for several years.

Talkback

pokepal148Spencer Johnson, Contributing WriterAugust 06, 2019

https://youtu.be/eN2K0ty9EVY

Capcom did a remaster of NES Ducktales.
PS3, Steam, 360 and even the, Wii U
But now that's history… it's gettin' delistor-ied

Ducktales (((Wii U)))
On August 8th we're gonna have to
Duck Bail (((Wii U)))
But 'till than you can get it now on
Duck Sale (((Wii U)))

This is the tale of Ducktales Remastered
on sale for 75% off for

Duck Tales (((Wii U)))
So if you want Wayforward's version of Duck Tales (((Wii U)))
Get it now while the story can be Duck Told. (((Wii U)))

ShyGuyAugust 06, 2019

How's your digital world NOW, Insanolord?

WanderleiAugust 06, 2019

Why is it being removed? Licensing?

Quote from: ShyGuy

How's your digital world NOW, Insanolord?

I guess I don't see this as some indictment of digital delivery like some people seem to. For one, this game likely would never have existed in the first place if not for digital storefronts. Secondly, I will still continue to have the game digitally after this, just like physical owners will. If my Wii U dies I'll lose it, just like physical owners will lose it if their disc breaks.

StratosAugust 10, 2019

Quote from: Wanderlei

Why is it being removed? Licensing?

Yeah, I want to know as well. I have the physical Wii U version, but was hoping for a Switch port or even (long shot) a remake of the sequel since that is a rarer find. Are all storefronts cutting it or just the eShop? Maybe devs have to pay a monthly fee to keep it listed and there are no sales for it. If it were all versions being de-listed I would suspect licensing, but this is only one storefront losing it, so can't be that.

It's been removed from all platforms, so presumably the license cost is prohibitive for whatever reason.

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