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Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World is due this month

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PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch versions are headed west before you know it.

Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World is slated to arrive on Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 on May 28, 2021 in North America, Europe and Australia, ININ Games has announced. It will be offered in both physical and digital editions, for all of your collecting needs.

Developed by ArtDink, Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World is a remake of Monster World 4, which is included exclusively in the retail editions of the game priced at $39.99 / Ł34.99.

Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World tells the story of Asha and her companion Pepelogoo, who are tasked with freeing four spirits who have been captured by evil forces. The plot is unchanged from the original version, but the developers have dressed up the remake with 3D graphics of the cell-shaded variety (you know you love them), along with 2D gameplay that sticks close to the original.

If you would like to acquire a physical limited edition, you can do so from European provider Strictly Limited Games. Depending on your level of interest, you can acquire one of three varieties:

  • Limited Edition (€39.99): includes exclusive color manual & reversible box art.

  • Collector's Edition (€99.99): includes terrific items like the Monster World Map, 2x soundtrack (Original & Remix), Artbook, a Squishy Ball Pepelogoo and more.

  • Mega Collector's Edition (€179.99): includes everything from the CE and even more fantastic items like the Asha and Pepelogoo Figurine (18cm / 7.1"), Asha Pixel Pin, a Vinyl Sticker for your console and more.
If you were hoping to play Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World on Steam instead, fret not; the game is headed to that digital platform on June 29, 2021. You'll be getting monstrous before you know it!


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Staff article by Jason Venter (May 04, 2021)

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pickhut posted May 05, 2021:

I also just wanted to mention something about the physical editions. For those that are in the NA region and don't want to wait forever for the shipped game to arrive from overseas, there's going to be an NA physical release by ININ. They're also going to be available (if there aren't any delays or issues) on May 28th.

Edit: haha, my bad. I didn't read the beginning part clearly; you already mentioned that. I just wanted to chime in because I noticed this thing ININ has been doing where they announce EU physical versions first... then a few months later announce an NA physical release date. Happened with Ninja Warriors, happened with this, and I'm pretty sure it's going to happen with the Cotton remake release.
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honestgamer posted May 06, 2021:

The press release didn't mention a North American physical release, as I recall, so I admit to leaving that part a bit on the vague side. But I've noticed ININ does the sort of thing you mentioned for North America, so I appreciate you chiming in a bit. Collectors gotta watch each other's backs!

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