During the Gamescom 2020 live stream, Monster World IV fans got their first look at the remake coming to Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 in the first quarter of 2021.

If you didn't see our original post, it's called Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World and will feature "full 3D graphics", significantly enhanced visuals, further refined gameplay, and even new game modes and other additional elements. Voice-overs will also be added (a series first).

The game's development duties are being handled by Studio Artdink and several members of the original Wonder Boy team are on board. This includes the series creator, original composer, character designer and creative manager.

Here's the back story of this action-adventure platformer, in case you need a refresher:

This is Monster World. The protagonist Asha, who just became a warrior, gets wrapped up in a major event involving the survival of her kingdom. The invaders trying to take possession of this world have captured the four Spirits. Asha, under Queen Purapril’s decree to save the spirits, sets off on an adventure with the mysterious creature Pepelogoo she met in the capital capital Rapadanga. With Pepelogoo’s help, Asha overcomes difficulties time and time again. Will these two two really be able to save the world?

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