06th Nov2017

Headup Games announce physical release of ‘Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap’

by Phil Wheat

Headup Games have today announced they’re set to partner with Nicalis, Inc. on a physical release of Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 at major retailers in Europe as well as Australia/NZ. Headup Games and Nicalis are partnering with DotEmu for this retail release – so all of you out there who, like me, missed out on the Limited Run physical release can now grab a copy!

Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap is a beautifully drawn and animated remake of the unforgettable Sega Master System game Wonder Boy III. Cursed and turned into a half-human, half-lizard monstrosity by the Meka Dragon, our hero will have to explore the many traps of Monster Land in order to find a cure. The game’s developer, Lizardcube, reverse-engineered the original game in order to faithfully replicate the character movements, item drop logic, secret door locations and much more.

Says Headup Games founder Dieter Schoeller:

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 hold the deepest respect for DotEmu and Nicalis, and are proud to collaborate with these two outstanding partners.

The Switch and PS4 versions of Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap are presented in widescreen HD, with enhanced interface functions, a new playable character (Wonder Girl) and the option to toggle between the all-new hand-drawn visuals and the original graphics. Headup Games’ retail editions are currently planned for release in the first quarter of 2018 with a MSRP of €39.99.



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