Much like with Overcooked: Special Edition, Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap was another indie title that when released on Switch, fans and players instantly demanded a physical release. Well it’s taken some doing, but a physical release is in the works for North America and the ever great Nicalis is the publisher in which we have to thank for our wish coming true:
Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap Gets Physical on Switch and PS4™:
Nicalis Bringing DotEmu’s Classic Retro Remake to Retail
SANTA ANA, California, November 1, 2017 – Nicalis, Inc. is proud to announce the upcoming physical release of Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap for Nintendo Switch™ and PlayStation®4, at major retailers in North America. Nicalis is partnering with DotEmu for this retail release.
Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap is a beautifully drawn and animated remake of the unforgettable Sega Master System game Wonder Boy III. It finds our hero cursed by a dragon, forced to live in the form of a Lizard-Man (and new additional forms) until he can break the curse by defeating all of the other dragons in the land. 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.
“We’re huge fans of the Wonder Boy series, and we believe that Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap deserves the full physical retail treatment that was given to our own games like The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ and Cave Story+,” says Nicalis CEO Victor Rodriguez. “We’ve got a deep respect for DotEmu; this is an exciting partnership for us.”
“Thanks to Nicalis’ experience and passion for classic games, Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap will be available on physical cartridges and discs in retail stores—just like in the old days,” says DotEmu CEO Cyrille Imbert. “This is awesome! A full retail release of Lizardcube’s masterpiece is a great way to reflect the spirit of the game and its history.”
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.
Nicalis’ retail editions of Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap are currently planned for release in the first quarter of 2018 with a MSRP of $39.99.
Source: Nicalis PR