DotEmu has confirmed that Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap is coming to the Nintendo Switch in 2017.

A remake of the Master System classic, The Dragon's Trap boasts lush HD visuals and a revised soundtrack. It's not yet known if this fresh announcement impacts the proposed Wii U eShop version of the game, but we've approached the developer for clarification and will update this post if we hear back.

Here's the official word from DotEmu's blog:

It was hard to keep the secret, but finally we can spill those edamame beans…

Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap is coming to the Nintendo Switch™ in 2017!

A reunion was held in mushroom kingdom under a veil of absolute secrecy, where Nintendo suggested we could bring the game over to their upcoming platform. Needless to say it was a unique opportunity and as soon as we saw the system we knew we wanted to get the game on it. We started working on it and well, HERE WE ARE!

The game plays fantastic on the Nintendo Switch! It runs at a smooth 60 FPS, the screen and colors in handheld mode are amazing, and it plays just as well in full HD when docked. We can't wait to show you more!

If you don't plan to dock yourself on the Switch bandwagon just yet, rest assured, the game will also be coming to other platforms! We will announce them as well as the game release date as soon as we are ready… and we've got a bunch of other cool news coming.

It's great to see that this classic Sega title is coming to Switch. How do you feel about this news? Let us know with a comment.

[source thedragonstrap.com]