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Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap Is A Beautiful Remake Of An Old Gem

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Has anyone here played the Sega Master System? It’s the console that preceded the Sega Genesis and was the direct counterpart to the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) way back then. Interestingly there’s one particular game in the console’s library that will be making a comeback as remake with updated graphics and sound that makes it look oh-so beautiful.

Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap is the remake of Wonder Boy III: The Dragon’s Trap. This Metroidvania-esque action-adventure slash platformer follows the story of an adventturer who in the beginning of the game got transformed into a half-man, half lizard being. Throughout his quest to return to his normal form you will switch into different animals, each giving you different powers that will help you traverse areas previously inaccessible. There’s lots of secrets to find along the way, and items to use to help you out in your journey.

The game is developed by Lizardcube and will be published by DotEmu, known mostly for their emulation work and will also releasing a version of another cult classic game Windjammers on PS4. The project was started out due to the team’s curiosity to find additional secrets in the game by reverse engineering it. They then managed to get in contact with one of the original developers, Ryuichi Nishizawa of Westone, and later got the rights to make a full remake of this 1989 game.

Additionally, the game has the function to switch between the new HD graphics and sound to the old school look on the fly, so old fans can remind themselves of how the game used to be and new players be amazed by how much effort it was to make the beautiful HD look.

Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap is set to release on the PS4, Xbox One, PC and the Switch sometime this year.