Update on Monster Boy for the Nintendo Switch (Jan 15th)

While Oceanhorn has yet to be officially confirmed for the Nintendo Switch (only teased at the point), FDG Entertainment’s Monster Boy is confirmed and some new details have come to light.

While the details are nothing major, at least it is something we know as fact, so to get the first piece of news out of the way, there will be no retail release of Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom when it releases. FGD Entertainment would love to retail release it, but at launch it just isn’t possible for a small company, but should the game do very well, a retail release could happen later on down the line.

But that’s not all, because FDG Entertainment had more to say on Twitter, such as the fact that they are considering doing an update to include local co-op but it will not be a Day 1 feature and as for the release of the Switch version, here’s what they had to say about that:

For anyone looking to buy the FDG Entertainment published and Game Atelier developed Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom, as well as Switch, it will also be releasing on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Microsoft Windows. But should you feel you don’t currently know enough about the game, perhaps this Wikipedia overview and a trailer can correct that:


“The game casts players in the role of a boy named Jin, who must stop his crazy Uncle Nabu from using magic to spread chaos across the kingdom. Taken its influences mainly from the 1989 game, Wonder Boy III: The Dragon’s Trap, the game is an open-world side-scrolling adventure game in which the player must battle enemies and solve puzzles in order to progress through the story.”



  • Much like The Dragon’s Trap, the player gains six animal transformations as they progress through the game, which they can switch between at will, with each transformation possessing its own unique abilities.
  • Abilities include a pig who can sniff out hidden contraptions, a snake who can climb up slimy surfaces, and a frog that can use its tongue to swing on hoops.
  • Players can also obtain various weapons and items, which can either be found throughout the environment or purchased in shops.

Expect more Monster Boy news in the coming weeks.


Source: FDG Entertainment (Twitter)


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  1. 🙁 I hate having to buy games twice, but I will probably do it for this game (one digital, one physical) because it looks so retro and fun. I think they deserve the support for putting out a cool game like this.

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