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Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap PC release date confirmed

Ready to head to Monster Land on Windows? It’s The Dragon’s Trap PC version, folks.

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Ready to head to Monster Land on Windows? It’s The Dragon’s Trap PC version, folks.

First up, let’s get the important admin out the way: The Dragon’s Trap is bloody brilliant.

I know. I reviewed it. I also spent a disproportionate amount of my time with the original Wonder Boy 3 back in the early nineties, so I know what I’m talking about. Want a second opinion? Dan agrees with me, and he’s also very old a veteran Wonder Boy player.

We’ll fight anyone who disagrees. But, you know, it’ll have to be early afternoon; the old folks’ home needs us back for our dinner by 4pm.

Anyway, back to the news. Lizardcube and DotEmu have confirmed the PC release date of Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap, and it’s mere weeks away. Here’s a trailer with the details:

Which is largely just the same as the regular release trailer, but with the PC release date of June 8, 2017 (and the Steam and GOG logos) on the end. But who cares? It’s a lovingly crafted retro remake, one of the finest there has ever been, and the more people who can play it the better.

Even the minuscule system requirements back up the fact that this really is a game for everyone to get in on:

Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap minimum system requirements

  • OS: Windows Vista
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 1 GB available space

Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap recommended system requirements

  • OS: Windows 10
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 1 GB available space

We’d recommend a gamepad, though. Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap is hard enough with a joypad, never mind trying to perform keyboard acrobatics to match Mouse Man’s on-screen antics.


Check out the Steam store listing.

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