Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap Being Re-Released on PS4 and Switch as a Physical Release
It turns out that the printing of Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap for PlayStation 4 was not the only printing that would ever occur. Limited Run Games produced 5,000 and 3,000 collector's editions worldwide and sold out immediately last summer. There also was physical release of the standard edition for gamers in Asia, which is region free and can play on any PlayStation 4 console worldwide with multiple languages. Nicalis has stepped it up once again and has decided that this awesome game not only needs to be widely available on the PlayStation 4, but also on the Ninteno Switch. Not only are you going to get more content (see below), but Nicalis has a knack for including extras inside their physical releases at launch, so this is one you do not want to miss out on! Check the full press release below:
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.