Today, the gaming website IGN exclusively announced a new entry in the long-running Wonder Boy series.
[Updated] 27 August 2020 – Included new trailer and information from the Awesome Indies Showcase regarding the new entry in the Wonder Boy series.
During Gamescom’s pre-show event, news of a new entry in the long-running Wonder Boy series has been announced by the gaming website IGN. Currently very little is known about this title, with more details coming during the Awesome Indies showcase.
However, what we are confident about is that the game sees the return of Monster World IV’s protagonist, the energetic Asha. As well as many of the charming characters from Wonder Boy IV. Including Asha’s adorable Pepelogoo sidekick.
This makes us wonder whether this title is a brand-new adventure, a remake of Wonder Boy IV, or something in-between. A remake would also be fantastic news for fans. Especially considering the 1994 Mega Drive original is a Japanese exclusive.
Regardless, we’re excited to see if this new title turns out as good as Lizard Cube’s Wonder Boy and the Dragon’s Trap remake. If so gamers are in for a treat.
The title is being developed by STUDIOARTDINK and ININ Games, and will also be directed by members of the original Wonder Boy creative team. This includes series creator Ryuichi Nishizawa as the game’s director, character designer Maki Ozora and series composer Shinichi Sakamoto.
We will be looking forward for new information later in the week and will keep you updated.
[Updated] As promised we have more news and a trailer!
It appears this game is a remake of 1994’s Monster World IV. The title will also use colorful 3D models in place of the originals 16-bit sprites.
While this is a little bit of a disappointment to many, myself included. As I am sure many gamers were looking forward to 2D hand-drawn sprites. Similar to those in the Monster’s Trap remake.
The title is due for release in the first quarter of 2021 and is currently confirmed for the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4. Currently, there is no mention as to an Xbox or PC release.