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Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom trailer reveals the spiritual successor to Sega classic

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Back in the 90s when Sega actually made consoles, there was a series called Wonder Boy created by Ryuichi Nishizawa. Skip forward many years to the present, and Nishizawa is working on a successor to those games with developer Game Atelier USA. Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom is a classic-style action RPG, and you can see the titular beast infant in action right here.

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"Monster Boy is being created to bring back the enjoyment of classic games that shine by simplicity," explained Nishizawa. "Pure, exciting gameplay; upbeat music and smooth graphics. You'll need to overcome huge bosses, find hidden passages, discover powerful equipment and use all your wits and skills to remove a powerful curse."

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Monster Boy has the ability to change into five different creatures: frog, pig, snake, lion, or human boy form. It shares a fair amount of DNA with those classic Wonder Boy games, although it started out as a sequel to Game Atelier USA’s Flying Hamster when it tried to raise funds on Kickstarter. The campaign failed to meet its goal, but development has continued anyway. 

Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom is due to release on PC in 2016. 

Thanks, Eurogamer

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2 Years ago

Probably not really the right crowd around here, but I am so f'ing pumped for this game. Wonder Boy 3 is one of my favorite games of all time. Not sure if intentional but the snake form in the video looks right out of Golvellius, another Master System classic.

awesome version of the main town theme

And my favorite tune from the original, one of my favorites ever:

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2 Years ago

Wonderboy in Monsterworld was the only one I cared for, somehow I doubt it will be going down that path.