Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap Retail Version Coming to PlayStation 4 and Switch in Q1 2018

Nicalis has announced a retail version for Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap.

The retail version is confirmed for PlayStation 4 and the Nintendo Switch in both North America and Europe in Q1 of next year, for $39.99. The European retail version is being handled by their European partner, Headup Games.

Here’s a rundown on the game, via Nicalis:

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.

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.

Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap is currently available for PC, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox One. In case you missed it, you can find our review for the game here (we highly recommend it!).

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  1. Justin Williams
    Justin Williams
    November 6, 2017 at 11:28 am

    One of the Switch games I really, really enjoyed. What a great treat for OG SEGA fans. I no longer have my Switch but will probably get the PS4 version of this just because it is a really solid HD remake. You could tell it was a labor of love.

  2. Mr0303
    November 6, 2017 at 1:17 pm

    Glad to hear that this is getting a proper physical release. I already got the Play-Asia version, but this will certainly hurt a couple of scalpers that got it from Limited Run Games.

  3. Michael Richardson
    Michael Richardson
    November 6, 2017 at 2:11 pm

    Twice the price of the digital version? No thanks. I guess this is OK for those people who absolutely refuse to play digital-only games, though.

  4. PaRaLLaXTHeTiCS
    November 6, 2017 at 2:43 pm

    As a big fan of the original for the SMS, I’m really pleased with the way the devs have reverse engineered the game for this remake.

  5. RPG
    November 6, 2017 at 5:05 pm

    It is too bad that this costs double the digital version though. If it was ten more max then I would have been fine with it. I will definitely get this for my Switch though at some point.

  6. Varg Wetterskog
    Varg Wetterskog
    November 8, 2017 at 2:31 pm

    Is it as good as Wonder Boy in Monsterland? That’s the only one I’ve played, I was a beast at it on my C64.