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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 for Monster Boy.

What’s more, the update stated two of Koshiro’s “friends” will also compose music for the game, but their names will be announced later. Who could they be?!

Monster Boy has had a very interesting development cycle. The game started as a Kickstarter project in April 2014, when it was known as Flying Hamster II, the sequel to the original Flying Hamster, but it was obviously paying homage to the Wonder Boy/Monster World series. Midway through its Kickstarter campaign, Game Atelier canceled the project, and shortly after announced it had secured a publisher in FDG Entertainment.

Little was heard about the game until January when Game Atelier unveiled an overhauled game that included a name change to Monster Boy and that the game would be an official part of the Monster World series as the original creator Ryuichi Nishizawa joined the project.

Monster Boy will be an all-new adventure and as we closely work together with Ryuichi Nishizawa it can be considered as an official part of the series,” Game Atelier announced. “Since the trademark is owned by SEGA we had to pick a different name.”

This game looks to be every WonderBoy/Monster World’s fan’s dream, and we can’t wait to finally play it. Game Atelier has announced the game will be released in late 2015 on the PlayStation 4 and PC, with more platforms to be announced at a later date.

Chris Powell

Chris is the editor-in-chief at SEGA Nerds and Mega Visions Magazine. Over the years, he's written for publications like Joystiq, PSP Fanboy, RETRO magazine, among others. Oh yeah, he's also been a diehard SEGA Nerd his entire life.

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