Just about everyone growing up in the 1990s who had an NES will be happy to learn that some of CAPCOM’s greatest games of the era based on some Disney classics are getting a remake and re-release! Disney Afternoon featured two hours of beloved Disney characters all tied to the same shared universe. Darkwing Duck, Talespin, DuckTales, and Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers entertained kids (and let’s face it, plenty of adults) every afternoon. CAPCOM had the task of turning these beloved products into video games, and now they are coming back for an entirely new generation of fans.
Six titles will come bundled in the Disney Afternoon Collection when it is simultaneously released on the XBox One, PlayStation 4, and the PC on April 18th of this year. The collection will feature releases of the 8-bit versions of Darkwing Duck, TaleSpin, DuckTales, DuckTales 2, Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers, and Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers 2. The games will remain in their magnificent 8-bit glory, but will also feature a few additions (No changes so don’t worry Retro fans!). Some additions to the games will be a new mode called Boss Rush as well as a Time Attack Mode. There will also be a Rewind feature to help out with those slightly more difficult jumps.
Here’s the announcement trailer released by Disney and CAPCOM:
The release of the Disney Afternoon games may have something to do with the pending reimagining of DuckTakes, which is set to premiere this year on DisneyXD and features the voice talents of David Tennant, Danny Pudi, Ben Schwartz, Bobby Moynihan, Kate Micucci, Beck Bennett, and s Olagundoye. It may also have something to do with the success of the NES Classic Edition, which has seen a resurged interest in this era of gaming.
The Disney Afternoon Collection will release at a cost of $19.99 and will feature all of the games remastered for full 1080p support and will come with various sliders and filters to help accomplish a retro look and feel. There will even be an in-game museum containing facts and images from the shows and original NES releases for that special dose of extra nostalgia.