Studio Artdink and ININ Games announced Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 back in August of 2020, being a full remake of the 1994 Sega Mega Drive title, Monster World IV. The development is led by the original game’s creator, Ryuichi Nishizawa, supported by other original development staff, and today, Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World received a second trailer that showcases lots more gameplay. A wide range of classic platforming motifs may be found here, from lava floors to spikes popping out of the walls, and there is a lot of cute character design work going on.
Unfortunately, while the character designs are on point, the backgrounds of Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World in this trailer are still looking a bit rough and fuzzy, resembling something a small indie team would put together. A lot of the textures just aren’t very dazzling. However, the core gameplay seems like it has its act together.
Strictly Limited Games has had preorders open for Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World physical versions, including a standard version and various special editions. The most impressive of the bunch, the Mega Collector’s Edition, costs a whopping €179.99 ($218), but if you take a glance below at the explosion of stuff that comes with it, the price tag makes more sense.
Also, importantly, buying any physical edition of Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World comes with the original 1994 game; on Nintendo Switch, the game comes as part of the cartridge specifically. No digital version of the game will include it.
Let us know what you think of the new Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World trailer and if your opinion of the game has gone up or down. The game releases in Q2 2021 in the West.