Paris, France – March 8, 2017 – DotEmu, developer and publisher specializing in modern releases of beloved retro games, and Lizardcube, are thrilled to announce that Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap will be available on April 18th for the PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch (and a few weeks after on PC).
Boasting beautiful, hand-drawn animations and a re-orchestrated soundtrack, the cult classic returns with a unique blend of exploration, action, and adventure. Play as Lizard-Man, Mouse-Man, Piranha-Man, Lion-Man, and Hawk-Man, and use their unique abilities to uncover the land’s deepest secrets. Switch in real-time between the original retro graphics and the visually stunning modern remake, and input your old Sega Master System passcode to unlock all of your old saves and progression – just how you left them in 1989.
Wonder Boy : The Dragon’s Trap will be available on April 18 for the PS4, Xbox One & Nintendo Switch
Stay tuned, a last surprise will be announced on March 22nd!
Hmm. Maybe they'll announce a delay? :O
I'm pretty jealous of these guys. I've always wanted to do what they're doing here. One of my biggest dreams in life is re-creating Super Metroid with all hand drawn animation. In the vain of something like skullgirls or indivisible. They are doing that here, and seemingly doing a great job.
Everyone has dreams like that. A group of friends and I got together once and discussed this topic once before; Essentially we asked if there was a franchise they would love to work on (reboot, remake or otherwise) which would they be. Almost all of them chose Metroid, one wanted to do Zelda and I wanted to do something else that had potential but got lost in time.
I wouldn't genuinely like the next 2D Metroid be a remake as you're saying, but a new one with that style would be pretty interesting.
This game has grown on me. I love how Nintendo is embracing the classic gaming and franchises angle with the switch.
I'll be picking this one up.
Maybe a remake of Wonder Boy in Monster World or Monster's Lair in this style next? I could go for that. It's a pretty awesome little series.
The devs hinted on the latest metal jesus rocks "lets play" video that they would like to do a collectors edition package, so I'm guess that's the surprise hinted at.