A number of video game developers and publishers shied away from trolling their fans with any April Fool’s social posts, considering the current sensitive situation with the COVID-19 pandemic and almost the entire world under quarantine. However, FDG Entertainment took it to the next level by posting an unreleased and never before seen screenshots of DuckTales Quackshot.
The community were ecstatic with the original announcement, and instantly went into a frenzy of questions on its release date, trailer, and trying to grasp any more details. The studio, known for their work on 2018’s Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom, followed up their tweet with a clarification that it was indeed an April Fool’s joke. Although, it turned out DuckTales Quackshot was something that could have seen the light if it wasn’t for Disney rejecting their pitch at the time. The game was rejected due to licensing and other issues standing in the way of its creation, and the studio believed it was a shame to bury their assets forever. DuckTales Quackshot’s pictures showcased a 2D platformer with the wonderfully drawn 3D environment, and they featured Donald Duck, Huey, Dewey, and Louie Scrooge McDuck characters. In addition to that, the backgrounds are based on several different timelines, and even the characters themselves wear different clothes and unique weapons in some of them, suggesting it was probably at a decent stage of its development.
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? pic.twitter.com/oLzikKds4u— FDG Entertainment (@FDG_Games) April 1, 2020
How many other Disney-inspired titles never saw the light? What do you think of DuckTales Quackshot from its screenshots alone? Let us know what you think in the comments section below.