Wonder Boy Gets Retail Treatment

Joining the list of games making the jump from digital to retail is Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap, Nicalis announced today.

Nicalis is working with DotEmu, the game’s publisher, to bring Lizardcube’s game to store shelves. The target release window is during the first quarter of 2018 and will cost $39.99. However, only the PlayStation 4 and Switch versions will get the physical treatment.

“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,” said Cyrille Imbert, CEO for DotEmu.

Just like its digital counterpart, the retail version will contain the widescreen HD presentation, enhanced interface functions, new playable character, and the ability to toggle between hand-drawn visuals and original graphics. It is currently unknown if Nicalis will add an exclusive bonus item like their previous retail releases.

Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap is a remake of Wonder Boy III: The Dragon’s Trap for the Sega Master System. Aside from reverse engineered code to preserve gameplay, the game also received new hand-drawn graphics and musical rearrangements. Lizardcube also added a new character called Wonder Girl. The game released for consoles on April 18 of this year, while the PC version followed shortly after on June 8.

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