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Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap Is Scheduled to Hit Leading Consoles on April 18
March 08, 2017

DotEmu today announced that Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap will release on the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One platforms on April 18, with a PC version scheduled to arrive a few weeks later.

Wonder Boy was hugely popular during the Sega Master System era, but the franchise went quiet years ago. Now, it has suddenly come roaring back. This game is about to arrive, and there is a separate Wonder Boy project also in development at a different studio. As the saying goes, everything that's old is new again.

In Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap, players will find exploration, action, and adventure. It is functionally the same game as it ever was, but with a fresh coat of paint that you can apply and remove on a whim. Even the old passwords still work, which means you can pick up right where you left off, if you can only find those precious sheets of paper where you scribbled your notes a few decades ago.

If you live in Europe and have a PlayStation 4, you can pre-order the game right now and lord it over everyone. Otherwise, you'll have to wait until some undisclosed date, down the road. Or you could just wait and buy it once it hits digital storefronts, like the rest of us. In the meantime, would anyone like to place a bet on how much the game will cost here in North America?

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pickhut pickhut - March 09, 2017 (04:03 AM)
If it's just a digital release, then I'm gonna guess the NA price will be $14.99
honestgamer honestgamer - March 09, 2017 (09:53 AM)
Hmm, that was my optimistic base price. $14.99 seems possible but not likely to me, $19.99 seems reasonably likely and still semi-affordable, and $29.99 seems like too much... but could wind up being what they charge. I guess checking the European store would give us a better idea, if the game is available for pre-order, though prices do sometimes vary by region.
JoeTheDestroyer JoeTheDestroyer - March 09, 2017 (11:45 PM)
I played the Dragon's Curse version (Turbografx) of this game via Wii Virtual Console, and it was terrific. I look forward to the updated release.

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