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There’s a Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap remake coming, and it’s bringing division to the good ship Thumbsticks.

That’s division as in disharmony and disunion – lower case ‘d’ – as opposed to that game where you wait in line to shoot poor people because Ubisoft said you should, in case you weren’t sure.

Wonder Boy III: The Dragon’s Trap, from way back in 1989, was a massively formative game for Daniel and I. We both remember it incredibly fondly, and it’s rare when talking about retro video games, as oft we’re prone, that The Dragon’s Trap doesn’t get an immensely favourable mention.

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Imagine my excitement, then, when I saw the reveal trailer for the Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap remake that’s been doing the rounds today. Here’s my reaction:

“This looks AMAZING. The original was one of the absolute highlights of my childhood, I’m ridiculously giddy now.”

Daniel, on the other hand, had been stuck in London’s tube system with the mole people and I knew he wouldn’t have seen it, so I gleefully pointed him towards it. His reaction:

“I was just about to write about how shit it looked! One of my favourite ever games, and now it looks like a Rayman knock off… but is a reminder that I have the original on Wii Virtual Console – I feel like playing again!”

Well, you can’t win ’em all, I suppose, but this little snippet made me yelp with excitement:

Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap

There’s no release date yet for The Dragon’s Trap remake, but we’ll see which one of us is right in due course.

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