Lizardcube's remake of Sega's sublime Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap was one of the very early eShop highlights on Switch. The work of programmer Omar Cornut and artist Ben Fiquet, this reimagining of an 8-bit classic took the Master System version and gave it gorgeous HD visuals while tinkering behind the scenes to make it play even better.

Eurogamer has been speaking to Cornut about his career and the creation of the Wonder Boy remake, and the interview is well worth a read. What's perhaps most interesting to Nintendo fans is that Cornut, when asked which title he'd like to tackle next, suggests one of the NES Zeldas:

The first one is a better game - everyone seems to agree - but the second, it's a game that could have been better. Which makes it a good candidate - we can take this game that was a bit flawed and actually improve it. It'd make sense... But the first Zelda, if you remade it, I don't think I'd change anything. And if you did change anything, people would riot. But anyway it's Nintendo, so...

Cornut seems to be suggesting that because it's a Nintendo brand, there's little chance of a remake happening at the hands of an indie - but lest we forget that Metroid II was recently made by an external company, so you never know...

[via eurogamer.net]