We've been looking forward to Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap ever since it was first announced. Based on the classic 1989 Sega Master System game Wonder Boy III: The Dragon's Trap, this remake features all-new hand-drawn visuals, a re-orchestrated soundtrack, and the ability to switch in real-time between the original retro graphics and the modern remake.

DotEmu has revealed in a press release (excerpt below) that the game will be released on the Nintendo Switch on 18th April. It has also teased a surprise announcement which is due to be revealed on 22nd March. How intriguing!

Boasting beautiful, hand-drawn animations and a re-orchestrated soundtrack, the cult classic returns with a unique blend of exploration, action, and adventure. Play as Lizard-Man, Mouse-Man, Piranha-Man, Lion-Man, and Hawk-Man, and use their unique abilities to uncover the land's deepest secrets. Switch in real-time between the original retro graphics and the visually stunning modern remake, and input your old Sega Master System passcode to unlock all of your old saves and progression – just how you left them in 1989.

Stay tuned, a last surprise will be announced on March 22nd!

Are you looking forward to this retro remake?