Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap announced for consoles, PC

Series creator Ryuichi Nishizawa on board.

Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap

DotEmu and Lizardcube have officially announced Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap, a remake of Wonder Boy III: The Dragon’s Trap developed in collaboration with series creator Ryuichi Nishizawa and based on Westone Bit Entertainment’s original title, for consoles and PC.

Here’s an overview, via Lizardcube:

Description

A good curse makes a good game (or so they say)! turned into a half-human, half-lizard monstrosity by the Meka-Dragon, a lonesome adventurer is facing the challenge of a lifetime! In search for a cure, our mutated anti-hero will explore the many traps of Monster Land… and defeat many stuff-throwing, curse-wielding dragons. How many more transformations can one hopeful body survive, as it turns into a Lizard, a Mouse, a Piranha, a Lion, and a Hawk… The six different forms of our shape-shifting hero make up the cast of this non-stop action-adventure platformer!

Features

  • A huge interconnected world!
  • 6 playable forms for our shape-shifting hero, with different abilities!
  • Dragons of all kinds! A Zombie Dragon! A Mummy Dragon! A Samurai Dragon!
  • An eye-patch wearing shop-keeper pig who may or may not provide a sense of warmth and direction!
  • Beautiful, hand-drawn animated graphics!
  • A memorable soundtrack, based on Shinichi Sakamoto’s originals, re-imagined and recorded with classical instruments!
  • …and more to be announced!

Watch the announcement trailer below. View the first screenshots at the gallery.

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