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DuckTales: Remastered is being removed from digital storefronts starting August 8th, last-chance 75% off sale on most platforms

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  1. [7]
    JXM (edited ) Link
    The forum post literally just says it’s being pulled and gives no indication why. Does anyone have any clue? EDIT: Guys, now that I think about it, I think it might be licensing issues...

    The forum post literally just says it’s being pulled and gives no indication why.

    Does anyone have any clue?

    EDIT: Guys, now that I think about it, I think it might be licensing issues...

    8 votes
    1. moocow1452 Link Parent
      It's Disney and there's a reboot of the cartoon out, so I'm assuming it's rights related. Edit: Jinx!

      It's Disney and there's a reboot of the cartoon out, so I'm assuming it's rights related.

      Edit: Jinx!

      2 votes
    2. [3]
      Bullmaestro Link Parent
      Most likely expiry of the Disney licence.

      Most likely expiry of the Disney licence.

      1 vote
      1. [2]
        cfabbro Link Parent
        Yeah, the game was originally released on September 14th 1989, and August 8th 2019 is almost exactly 30 years later, so that strongly suggests that it's probably a license expiration that is...

        Yeah, the game was originally released on September 14th 1989, and August 8th 2019 is almost exactly 30 years later, so that strongly suggests that it's probably a license expiration that is causing the game to get pulled.

        4 votes
        1. Deimos Link Parent
          The release date of the remastered version (August 13, 2013) is probably more relevant. Maybe a 3-year license that got renewed for 3 years again or something? 6 years seems like a bit of a...

          The release date of the remastered version (August 13, 2013) is probably more relevant. Maybe a 3-year license that got renewed for 3 years again or something? 6 years seems like a bit of a strange term.

          5 votes
    3. TheJorro Link Parent
      It's usually something to do with licensing issues.

      It's usually something to do with licensing issues.

      1 vote
    4. Diet_Coke Link Parent
      Probably licensing issues if I had to guess

      Probably licensing issues if I had to guess

      1 vote
  2. Wes Link
    Steam link for those interested.

    Steam link for those interested.

    5 votes
  3. hamstergeddon Link
    Moon Theme piano cover for nostalgia's sake. We didn't have a whole lot of NES games growing up, but DuckTales was one of them. I was terrible at it and not much better at the remaster, but man...

    Moon Theme piano cover for nostalgia's sake. We didn't have a whole lot of NES games growing up, but DuckTales was one of them. I was terrible at it and not much better at the remaster, but man did I love it as a kid! Moon Theme is some beautiful music.

    2 votes
  4. Akir Link
    Thanks for the heads up. This game has been on my "maybe" list for a long time, so it is good to be able to grab that last chance.

    Thanks for the heads up. This game has been on my "maybe" list for a long time, so it is good to be able to grab that last chance.

    2 votes