The highly popular and well-received Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap will be making its way to retail stores on Tuesday, February 13th. This platform action-adventure game, which enjoyed a one-time physical run last year via Limited Run Games, will be available in Target, Wal-Mart, GameStop, and Best Buy stores.
The game is a remake of Wonder Boy III: The Dragon’s Trap, which was originally released for the Sega Master System in 1989. Developer, Lizardcube, describes their remake as a “homage” to the original, which they feel was a “defining title of the 8-bit console gaming era.”
In the game, players take the role of a cursed, “half-human, half-lizard monstrosity,” in search for a cure, who, along the way, shape-shifts into other forms; mouse, piranha, lion, and hawk. Players can choose to be a boy or girl and have the option of 8-bit or HD graphics.
Nicalis (teaming with DotEmu) is handling publishing duties of the remake for the U.S. This same version will also be available, in the near future, in Europe and Japan, (with the help of 2 other publishers).
Lizardcube showcased a little sneak peek of the physical copy on their Twitter account, on Friday.
A double-sided cover: (New artwork/original Japanese Game Gear art)
A full-color instruction booklet:
Along with the booklet, will be a sample soundtrack and Lizard Man PVC Strap. However, these 3 items will only be available in the first prints of the game, for a limited time.
The game will retail for $39.99 and be available on PS4 and Nintendo Switch. Physical copies will also be sold on-line at most retail outlets.
(Information & Picture Sources: Lizardcube, thedragonstrap.com)