Capcom bringing Darkwing Duck, TaleSpin, DuckTales games back to life

Capcom is dipping into its archive to bring six classic Disney games back to life for a new generation. It’s The Disney Afternoon Collection, and it is glorious.

The collection includes a bevy of 8-bit classics: Darkwing Duck, Chip ’n Dale Rescue Rangers, Chip ’n Dale Rescue Rnagers 2, DuckTales, DuckTales 2 and TaleSpin. As kids of a certain era are well aware, a few of those games are not easy to track down these days (we’re looking at you, Darkwing), so this rerelease puts a half dozen legit classics in the spotlight after decades in obscurity. The set will be released on Playstation 4, Xbox One and Steam. The games will be presented in HD with a few special features (Boss Rush, Time Attack modes, extra features going behind the scenes, etc.) to keep things interesting.

And yes, we realize DuckTales actually got a HD remake release a couple of years ago on modern consoles (which was actually pretty great). But this is the original version here, in case you’re feeling especially old-school.

Here’s the official breakdown for each title:

Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers – This classic lets players team up with a friend in co-op play as they assume the roles of the mischievous Chip and Dale as they take on memorable villain Fat Cat and attempt to solve the mystery of a missing kitten.

Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers 2 – Fat Cat has escaped and his plans are even more dastardly this time. The titular heroes and supporting cast Monterey Jack, Gadget, and Zipper must stop Fat Cat from his evil dream of world domination!

Darkwing Duck – Play as the original caped crusader and fight a city full of criminals from the infamous F.O.W.L. organization in this action-packed platforming epic.

DuckTales – In this iconic platforming adventure, players help Scrooge McDuck fill his feathery pockets with vast riches from across the world.

DuckTales 2 – The sequel to the original game comes jam-packed with more action and an even bigger caper set in new locations like the Bermuda Triangle and Niagara Falls!

TaleSpin – Take to the skies as Baloo the bear navigates his plane through exotic and dangerous locations in this side-scrolling shoot-em-up.

Oh, and arguably the best part? They’re introducing a Rewind mode, because as anyone who played these games back in the day can attest, they’re not easy. But the Rewind function will let you jump back from any screw-up and try again. No slinging your NES controller across the room and punching the reset button required.

The collection hits digital shelves on April 8.

(Via Comics Alliance)

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