Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap is now in development from developer Lizardcube and publisher DotEmu.

The adventure game is a current-gen spin on the classic Wonder Boy 3: The Dragon’s Trap, originally released for Sega Master System in 1989.

While Sega and the original developer, Westone isn’t involved in the remake, Lizardcube said it is working closely with the Wonder Boy series’ creators on the project.

Lizardcube’s take on The Dragon’s Trap features a decidedly different look from its 27-year-old predecessor. The graphics are hand-drawn, and the soundtrack has also been re-imagined.

Like the original, players will spend the Metroidvania-esque action-platformer as the shape-shifting Lizard-Man, who changes between six different forms, from a mouse to a piranha.

There’s no release date yet for Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap, but Lizardcube is planning to bring it to Windows PC and consoles.


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