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Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap to get physical release on Switch, PS4

The wonderful remake of Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap is getting a physical release on PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch.

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The wonderful remake of Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap is getting a physical release on PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch.

It’s highly likely that Lizardcube’s updated version of Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap will – at the very least – get a honourable mention in our games of the year discussion.

It’s a beautifully drawn, animated, and scored, reverse-engineered remake of the Sega Master System Classic. The game also adds Wonder Girl as new playable character, the ability to toggle between modern and retro graphics and sound, and best of all, it works with the original game’s cheat codes.

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Publishers DotEmu and Nicalis have now partnered with Headup Games to give the game a physical retail release on the PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch across Europe, Australia, and New Zealand.

Dieter Schoeller, founder of Headup Games, said:

“The Wonder Boy saga on the Sega Master System was my personal Zelda when I was a little kid, and being able to give Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap the full physical retail treatment it deserves fills me with great joy. We’ve held the deepest respect for DotEmu and Nicalis, and are proud to collaborate with these two outstanding partners.”

The Nintendo Switch and PS4 retail editions are currently planned for release in the first quarter of 2018, priced at €39.99.


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