Years before the DuckTales TV series got a legitimate remake, a recreation of the NES game based on it came out for PC, Playstation 3 and Wii U. DuckTales Remastered earned critical praise for its faithful handling of the 1987 series. At the time, all the original voice actors were alive — Alan Young and June Foray were still able, in their 90s, to voice the characters of Scrooge and Magica.
Now we have a new DuckTales series, with a new cast…how about a new game? That’s what dev studio FDG Entertainment was thinking. Early this morning they tweeted out images from what appeared to be a remake of Donald Duck’s Quackshot for the Sega Genesis, only reborn as a DuckTales game using the new designs.
— FDG Entertainment (@FDG_Games) April 1, 2020
Some people were instantly excited, but others noted the date on the calendar. Eventually, FDG came clean: it’s not a legitimate announcement. Or, rather, it WOULD have been if things had gone their way. What we were seeing was actually created as a pitch reel by FDG, sent to Disney in hopes they would greenlight the project.
“Thank you for the overwhelming feedback on our #DuckTales Quackshot screens. We worked hard on a legit pitch to Disney but unfortunately never got the license. It would’ve been a shame to bury the material so it became this years #AprilFools. Maybe someday Disney will reconsider?”
Currently there are no plans to make Quackshots, but the proposal has the support of at least one fan….Frank Angones, showrunner for the DuckTales series.