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Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap (release April 18th)

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Today, Lizardcube, a studio made up from Omar Cornut (Tearaway, Pixel Junk Shooters) and Ben Fiquet (comic and animation artist) announced a cooperation with DotEmu to develop and publish a remake of Wonder Boy III: The Dragon's Trap. The game will be released for PC and consoles.
Similar to Monster Boy, which will be a new entry in the series (and which is also inspired the Wonder Boy III), the studio will work together with the series's founder Ryuichi Nishizawa.

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A good curse makes a good game (or so they say)! turned into a half-human, half-lizard monstrosity by the Meka-Dragon, a lonesome adventurer is facing the challenge of a lifetime! In search for a cure, our mutated anti-hero will explore the many traps of Monster Land... and defeat many stuff-throwing, curse-wielding dragons. How many more transformations can one hopeful body survive, as it turns into a Lizard, a Mouse, a Piranha, a Lion, and a Hawk... The six different forms of our shape-shifting hero make up the cast of this non-stop action-adventure platformer!

Featuring

  • A huge interconnected world!
  • 6 playable forms for our shape-shifting hero, with different abilities!
  • Dragons of all kinds! A Zombie Dragon! A Mummy Dragon! A Samurai Dragon!
  • An eye-patch wearing shop-keeper pig who may or may not provide a sense of warmth and direction!
  • Beautiful, hand-drawn animated graphics!
  • A memorable soundtrack, based on Shinichi Sakamoto's originals, re-imagined and recorded with classical instruments!
  • ...and more to be announced!
     

Screenshots & Artwork

 

 


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Official AnnouncementTrailer


 
Official Sites:
http://www.thedragonstrap.com/
http://www.lizardcube.com/


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The artstyle looks IMO much nicer than the one from Monster Boy. I hope this turns out to be a good game.

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Can't say I ever played it, but the art style looks neat. Might have to check this out.

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Sounds interesting...I'll keep my eye on this!

I'm with you there. Art looks fucking gorgeous, too.

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Dem coin totals in the last two screens, tho.

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Ah, I played this game on the Wii VC! Had some cool stuff going for it, but I could never get very far on it. This remake's got an excellent art style going for it, I'm interested in keeping an eye on it!

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I've played Wonder Boy in Monster Land, Wonder Boy in Monster World and Monster World IV.

 

The numbering of these games confuses me...

 

Wonder Boy

Wonder Boy in Monster Land

Wonder Boy III: Monster Lair

Wonder Boy III: The Dragon's Trap

Wonder Boy in Monster World

Monster World IV

 

The game better have a decent saving system! :P

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Never played the series before but I've got to say this game looks gorgeous! Will have to check it out for sure.

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It looks interesting, I'll be keeping an eye on this game.

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This was the first game I ever finished, of course I'm going to be buying it day one.

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So this is a sequel or reimagining

 

There is also a inspiration on the Wonder Boy series as well:

 

http://blog.us.playstation.com/2016/03/04/monster-boy-launching-on-ps4-this-year/

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Similar to Monster Boy, which will be a new entry in the series (and which is also inspired the Wonder Boy III), the studio will work together with the series's founder Ryuichi Nishizawa.

 

;)

 

Game Atelier advertised their game Monster Boy more or less as a sequel (without the name, though), whereas Lizardcube's game is a remake/reimagining.

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Us old school Sega gamers in our mid-to-late 30's and beyond know all about the original! I can't believe they are doing this, that's awesome! :)

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Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap will launch for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Switch on April 18, publisher DotEmu announced. A PC version will launch via Steam “a few weeks after.”

http://gematsu.com/2017/03/wonder-boy-dragons-trap-ps4-xbox-one-switch-launches-april-18

 

It's also up on the EU-PSN for preorder. Price: 20 EUR or 16 EUR if you have PS+:

https://store.playstation.com/#!/cid=EP1470-CUSA06649_00-WBPREORDERBUNDLE

 

And some cool tidbits about the game itself:

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  • The retro modes are running in widescreen, 60 FPS (constrast to the original Master System version running in 4:3 ratio with a refresh rate of 25 or 30 FPS depending on your console region). So the scrolling and physics are now smoother.
  • The game will accept your original passwords from the Sega Master System and Game Gear versions of the game! So you can effectively load a “save” from decades ago.
  • The game will be able to emit new passwords that will work on the original 1989 and 1991 versions. You can also use those passwords to transfer your game accross any platform the game is targetting.

 

http://www.thedragonstrap.com/blog/post/201702_TheRetroFeature/

 

The thing about the passwords sounds really cool. :o

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Yeah but every one will just use WE5T- ONE0-0000-0000 lol.

 

Or maybe they will disable that. I'd give them a thumbs up if they don't.

 

It was a master code that unlocked everything, and is based on the original developers name, Westone 

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Wow! This is unbelievable! :D I would LOVE to play this re-imagined version! Every school holiday I would play and finish the game! I absolutely LOVED it! <3 SEGA was definitely the best! :awesome:

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On 6/2/2016 at 7:40 PM, AuzzieWingman said:

This was the first game I ever finished, of course I'm going to be buying it day one.

it is one of the few i never got to finish. partly cause my friend owned the system and also being from a military family where moving is a regular thing.

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