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Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap Gets Physical on Switch and PS4™

Headup Games And Nicalis Are Bringing DotEmu’s Classic Retro Remake To Retail

p>November 6, 2017 - Headup Games is proud to further expand its partnership with Nicalis, Inc. by announcing the upcoming physical release of Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap for Nintendo Switch TM and PlayStation?4 at major retailers in Europe as well as Australia/NZ. Headup Games and Nicalis are 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. Cursed and turned into a half-human, half-lizard monstrosity by the Meka Dragon, our hero will have to explore the many traps of Monster Land in order to find a cure. 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 Wonder Boy saga on the Sega Master System was my personal Zelda when I was a little kid, and being able to give Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap the full physical retail treatment it deserves fills me with great joy.” says Headup Games founder Dieter Schoeller. “We’ve held the deepest respect for DotEmu and Nicalis, and are proud to collaborate with these two outstanding partners.”

 


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.

Headup Games’ retail editions of Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap are currently planned for release in the first quarter of 2018 with an MSRP of €39.99.

To download assets for Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap, please click HERE

 


About DotEmu SAS

Established in 2007 and headquartered in Paris, France, DotEmu SAS licences, converts, publishes and distributes beloved retro games for today’s market.

About Headup Games

Headup Games is a hybrid games publishing and development company providing players worldwide with the best content in the independent gaming sector. Active on all major platforms such as consoles, mobile devices and PC, the company has released over 100 titles since its establishment in 2009. With over 50 million customers served on mobile and further several million players on the PC and consoles, Headup Games is always looking to raise awareness and commercial success for developers thinking outside the box. More information can be found at www.headupgames.com .

About Nicalis, Inc.

Based in Southern California and founded in 2007, Nicalis, Inc. is currently celebrating its 10th year as a leading developer and publisher of highly polished, retro-inspired video games. For more info, e-mail pr@nicalis.com .

About Lizardcube

Lizardcube is a new Parisian studio founded by game industry veteran Omar Cornut and traditional comic/animation artist Ben Fiquet.

 


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Headup Games

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