Lizardcube bringing WonderBoy to Xbox One


There’s nothing I love more than a really fine old-school platformer. When I was growing up, we really were spoiled for choice. Gods, Fire & Ice, the Dizzy series and Rainbow Islands were all amazingly addictive and fun to play. Developer Lizardcube have announced through publisher DotEmu, that Master System cult classic, WonderBoy III will be heading to Xbox One.

To give it it’s full title, WonderBoy The Dragon’s Trap, will be a faithful remake of the 1989 release. DotEmu have been on a relentlessly committed quest to untangle a heap of documents to be able to license this IP and create this first WonderBoy since 1994.

So, what will this be about? A good curse makes a good game. Turned into a half-human, half-lizard monstrosity by the Meka-Dragon, a lonesome adventurer is facing the challenge of a lifetime. In search of a cure, this mutated anti-hero will explore the many traps of Monster Land. Along the way you’ll have to defeat many stuff-throwing, curse-wielding dragons. That’s not all you’ll be facing however. Your body will be turned into a mouse, a lizard, a piranha, a lion and a hawk. However will you cope?

WonderBoy The Dragon’s Trap will also feature a huge interconnected world for your six form, shape-shifting hero. There are Zombie Dragons, Mummy Dragons, Samurai Dragons and more that you’ll face. The graphics are all hand-drawn, even down to the eye-patch wearing shop-keeper pig who may or may not provide a sense of warmth and direction.

WonderBoy The Dragon’s Trap has not had a concrete release date announced yet, although it will be coming ‘soon’.

Have a look at the reveal trailer below.

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