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DuckTales Remastered for PS3 will be available at retail in North America

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Capcom has announced that they will be releasing a retail package for DuckTales Remastered. However, it’s only for the PS3 version, and only in North America at this stage.

The package will contain a download code for the game and a special collector’s pin. It’s also got pretty neat box art, too. It’ll set you back $US20, five bucks more than the standard digital copy.

DuckTales Remastered will be out on the PS3, PC and WiiU on August 13, and on Xbox 360 on August 20.

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DuckTales Remastered confirmed for PC

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The rumour had been working through the grapevine, but today Capcom have confirmed that DuckTales Remastered, WayForward’s long-awaited reimagining of the NES classic will be released for PC, via Steam and other such digital distributions services.

DuckTales Remastered will be available for PC, PSN, XBLA and the Wii U’s eShop in the coming northern hemisphere summer and will set you back US$14.99.

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Shantae coming to 3DS Virtual Console

The well-loved Shantae, a Game Boy Color classic, is planned for release on the Nintendo 3DS’s Virtual Console “soon”.

Shantae is a platformer developed by WayForward Technologies, which was released in North America in 2002. In the role of the half-genie Shantae, players journey through Sequin Land to challenge Risky Boots and his gang of pirates and thwart their evil plans. The games sequel Shantae: Risky’s Revenge was released in 2010 via DSiWare to critical acclaim – however the title was not released in Australia or New Zealand for unknown reasons.

Shantae is currently being rated by the ESRB, and upon its classification Nintendo will determine the release date for North America. There is no word on a PAL release at this stage.

Source: Nintendo World Report

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Double Dragon: Neon coming to PSN and XBLA

WayForward Technologies, creator of Shantae and developer of many great 2D titles of recent years including A Boy and His Blob (Wii) and Contra 4 (NDS), is partnering with Majesco to bring us Double Dragon: Neon.

The high-definition 2D update of the classic side-scrolling brawler is an 80’s style reboot featuring a familiar mix of martial arts and weapon-based combat. “The gameplay is the same brand of 2D side-scrolling popularized by the original game several decades ago, albeit with even more of a wild, 80s flair” says IGN.

Players will reprise their roles as Billy and Jimmy Lee to fight the villainous Skullmageddon and rescue love-interest Marian.

Double Dragon: Neon is scheduled for a July release on both PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade.