January 9, 2016

New Blip: Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom

It has been more than 20 years since the last Wonder Boy game was released, but the spirit of the game lives on in Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom. The game is being created by mobile developers FDG Entertainment and Game Atelier in partnership with Wonder Boy series creator Ryuichi Nishizawa. Monster Boy is able to transform into five different animals, each with their own abilities, allowing him to traverse the world, access new paths, and fight his way through baddies and bosses. The new game is getting the HD treatment with colorful high quality sprites reminiscent of Shantae: Half-Genie Hero (also featuring gameplay-altering animal transformations). Check out some of the animals and gameplay in the super upbeat trailer below:

The game is planned for a Q1 2016 release on PC via Steam, PS4 via PSN, and Xbox One via XBLA.

To find more promising 2D games currently under development, be sure to check out our Master List.


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