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Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap coming to Nintendo Switch

We’ve already learned that Atlus has a new Shin Megami Tensei game and SEGA has Sonic Mania and Puyo Puyo Tetris in the works for the Nintendo Switch in 2017. We’ve also just learned that Lizardcube has plans to release its upcoming title Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap on Nintendo’s new system, as well.  “A few months ago Nintendo contacted …

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Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap releases a new update discussing the game’s music

For the past couple of months, we’ve been reporting on the awesome remake of Wonder Boy III: The Dragon’s Trap, which originally launched for the SEGA Master System. Developed by DotEmu and Lizardcube, Wonderboy: The Dragon’s Trap re-imagines the original in a beautiful cartoony fashion.  In addition to the beautiful artistic direction, the music also delivers a beautiful experience that …

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Wonder Boy Returns arcade port releases on Steam

Back in the mid ’80s, SEGA brought over the arcade hit Wonder Boy to the Master System, which featured more content, such as the inclusion of two new areas. According to many video game magazines at the time, such as Computer and Video Games, it was beautiful bright colorful and had simple yet addictive gameplay. The addition of new content …

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LizardCube reverse engineered the original Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap to help create the remake

Back in June, it was revealed that Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap was being remade by the devs at LizardCube. The remake is set to be released on PC and consoles, featuring beautifully hand-drawn graphics and re-imagined soundtrack. LizardCube’s Omar, who is the technical director and programmer for the remake, posted a blog that described the process of being faithful to the …

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Interview: LizardCube on Wonder Boy: Dragon’s Trap

The Wonder Boy: Dragon’s Trap announcement really came to a surprise to many in the video game industry. For one, we already were excited for the upcoming Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom from Game Atelier, and the thought of having two Wonder Boy-related games was almost too much to believe. But here we are, and now that we’ve had …

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Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap revealed

“Imagine if Zelda, Metroid and Mario had a love child.” That’s how developer Lizardcube is describing its upcoming remake of Wonder Boy III: The Dragon’s Trap, which is set to be released on PC and consoles. The game was just announced a couple days ago with a teaser website, but the full site was just launched earlier today and reveals a …

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DotEmu and Lizardcube are announcing Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap on June 2nd

A teaser website for Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap was launched recently by former Media Molecule and Q-Games developer Omar Cornut and animation artist Ben Fiquet. They formed a new studio called Lizardcube and are planning to bring back the Wonder Boy in a big way. DotEmu recently brought back Pang, which was a series of arcade games from the 1990s …

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Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom debut trailer

Game Atelier has released a trailer for its Westone Bit Monster World / Wonder Boy spiritual successor: Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom, which was created along with Monster World series creator Ryuichi Nishizawa. Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom is due out for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC in 2016.

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Source Files For Missing Westone Game Found

We have lamented the passing of Westone as a company, but that doesn’t mean they’re through performing minor miracles. It was revealed that founder Ryuichi Nishizawa has the assets for a sort of “lost” Westone arcade game called Aquario. It was revealed by John Szczepaniak for his book The Untold History of Japanese Game Developers Volume 2 that the game …

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Yuzo Koshiro joins Monster Boy team

If you weren’t already excited for Game Atelier’s Monster Boy, the next title in the Monster World/Wonder Boy series, well, this piece of news surely will. In an update on the game’s official blog, it was announced that legendary video game music composer Yuzo Koshiro, who’s worked on such games as Streets of Rage, Ys and Shenmue, will compose music …

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