Having been out since August 2013, Capcom has announced that DuckTales: Remastered is on sale now and it’ll soon leave digital storefronts.
To commemorate the game, Capcom is letting players buy the game at 75% off before it leaves digital stores on August 8. Depending on what store players buy it from, the game will be available until certain times.
- Wii U – August 9, 4:59 PM PDT
- PlayStation 3 – 8AM PDT
- Xbox One, Xbox 360 (via Backwards Compatibility) – August 8, 5PM PDT
- Steam (PC) – 4:59 PDT
For those that have bought the game in the past or who buy the game while it’s on sale, the game can still be played. Additionally, players that bought a physical version of the game can still install and play it. Players that bought it digitally can still re-download the game even after it has left digital stores.
Published by Capcom and developed by Wayforward, DuckTales: Remastered is a remake of DuckTales, which was released on the NES back in 1989. DuckTales: Remastered received several positive reviews scores as it was coming out.
With the game leaving digital platforms, it shows the downside of buying games digitally in that sometimes they don’t stay in storefronts forever. Additionally, even though a player might buy a game digitally, the license to play it is still owned by the publisher of the game and whoever owns the franchise. With digital platforms such as Google Stadia launching in the near future, the state of owning games digitally will potentially evolve.
DuckTales: Remastered is available for a little while longer on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC, and Wii U.