DuckTales: Remastered is back on Steam

(Image credit: Capcom)

In August 2019, DuckTales: Remastered was removed from Steam and other digital storefronts for reasons unknown. Anyone who had previously purchased it would still have access, and disc-based versions would continue to run as always (it was released in 2013, remember), but if you didn't grab it before it was gone, you would lose out... forever!

Or until today, as it turns out, because—and again, for reasons unknown—it's now back on Steam

"If you missed this gem the first time around, now’s the perfect time to dive in. Calling back to the golden age of 8-bit gaming and Saturday morning cartoons, DuckTales: Remastered features hand-drawn animated sprites that bring each character to life in a vibrant world," Capcom said.

"Duckburg and the many exotic locales you’ll visit have never looked better thanks to hand-painted backgrounds from the original cartoon. The original Disney Character Voice talent reprise their roles from the cartoon with pitch-perfect performances… you’ll swear you’ve stepped into an episode of the classic DuckTales cartoon!"

That actually fits pretty well with our 2013 review, which found DuckTales: Remastered to be a little too faithful to the 1989 original for its own good. Unfortunately, it doesn't say anything about why the game is available once again, or why it was removed in the first place. That may not matter if all you really want to do is buy it and play it, but I'm curious about this kind of stuff so I've emailed Capcom to ask. I'll update if I receive a reply.

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.