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Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World

Release Date | 28.05.2021

An icon in video game history is back!

Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World becomes a real Wonder Boy adventure that stays true to its roots as the latest part of the legendary and successful series, that dates back to 1986. Back then, in the first game of Wonder Boy, caveboy Tom-Tom sets out to rescue his girlfriend Tina from the evil demon. In recent years, the remakes and sequels of Wonder Boy have become smash hits around the world. Monster Boy, as well as Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap, were both celebrated by hundred of thousands happy fans after the series had been dormant for decades.

And now Wonder Boy is back with Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World!

Developed by the original members of Westone Bit The fully remastered version of Wonder Boy IV is led by none other than its original creator, Ryuichi Nishizawa. He is supported by Maki Ōzora for character design, Shinichi Sakamoto, who created the new and improved music and sound effects that accompanies Asha’s adventures and Takanori Kurihara as creative manager to create a worthy remake and new entry to the iconic series.

Experience Asha’s journey like never before The story of the game remains true to the original from 1994. Asha is tasked to free the four spirits being confined by evil forces whose origin she discovers throughout her journey. Luckily, she does not have to face this adventure alone, as early on she finds her new companion, a special blue Pepelogoo. The players can experience the adventures of the dynamic duo like never before thanks to cell-shaded 3D graphics and 2D gameplay as well as enhanced visuals and refined play content. Especially in the event scenes the performance is deepened and the world view is reproduced vividly and colorfully. Plus, for the first time in the series, it comes with a character voice – by the popular and talented Japanese voice actress Ai Fairouz.

Including the original game! To honor the game’s legacy, the beloved original game Monster World IV is included in all physical editions of ININ Games. It’s not included in any of the digital versions – it’s exclusively available in the physical retail and limited editions for North America and Europe. For the Nintendo Switch version, it will be featured on the cartridge. The PS4 disc version will include an exclusive download code.

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Media Feedback

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»Whether you are diving into Monster World again or for the first time, it is very easy for me to recommend Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World, because this is a remake done right. And let’s be honest, give me a Pepelogoo in any game, and I will probably love it «

NintendoLink

»This is good nostalgic fun, in other words: a platformer where you can collect coins and buy better loot and work out the various nooks of the hub world before jetting off on a series of pretty adventures that all build pleasantly to a final boss. Asha is a decent platformer, handled with love and attention to the details, and it's a part of one of console gaming's most interesting lineages. «

Eurogamer

»Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World is one of the finest 2D side-scrolling platformers on the market and the best remake of a classic game in quite some time. «

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© 2021 United Games Entertainment GmbH © SEGA/LAT/STUDIOARTDINK. Original Game © SEGA/LAT

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Press Kit: Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World

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Factsheet

Developer:

SEGA / LAT / STUDIOARTDINK

Release date:

May 28th, 2021

Platforms:

Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4

Websites:

wonderboygame.com https://www.iningames.com/games/wonder-boy-asha-monster-world/

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About the game

An icon in video game history is back!

Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World becomes a real Wonder Boy adventure that stays true to its roots as the latest part of the legendary and successful series, that dates back to 1986. Back then, in the first game of Wonder Boy, caveboy Tom-Tom sets out to rescue his girlfriend Tina from the evil demon. In recent years, the remakes and sequels of Wonder Boy have become smash hits around the world. Monster Boy, as well as Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap, were both celebrated by hundred of thousands happy fans after the series had been dormant for decades.

And now Wonder Boy is back with Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World!

Developed by the original members of Westone Bit The fully remastered version of Wonder Boy IV is led by none other than its original creator, Ryuichi Nishizawa. He is supported by Maki Ōzora for character design, Shinichi Sakamoto, who created the new and improved music and sound effects that accompanies Asha’s adventures and Takanori Kurihara as creative manager to create a worthy remake and new entry to the iconic series.

Experience Asha’s journey like never before The story of the game remains true to the original from 1994. Asha is tasked to free the four spirits being confined by evil forces whose origin she discovers throughout her journey. Luckily, she does not have to face this adventure alone, as early on she finds her new companion, a special blue Pepelogoo. The players can experience the adventures of the dynamic duo like never before thanks to cell-shaded 3D graphics and 2D gameplay as well as enhanced visuals and refined play content. Especially in the event scenes the performance is deepened and the world view is reproduced vividly and colorfully. Plus, for the first time in the series, it comes with a character voice – by the popular and talented Japanese voice actress Ai Fairouz.

Including the original game! To honor the game’s legacy, the beloved original game Monster World IV is included in all physical editions of ININ Games. It’s not included in any of the digital versions – it’s exclusively available in the physical retail and limited editions for North America and Europe. For the Nintendo Switch version, it will be featured on the cartridge. The PS4 disc version will include an exclusive download code.

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Official Trailer

Welcome to Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World

Pepelogoo & Asha

Official Trailer

Voices of Monster World

Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World - Official Release Trailer

Key Art & Screenshots

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Links

Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World game page at iningames.com:

https://www.iningames.com/games/wonder-boy-asha-monster-world/

Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World game page:

https://wonderboygame.com

Limited and Collector’s Editions in the Strictly Limited Games Partner Store:

https://www.strictlylimitedgames.com/wonder-boy-asha-in-monster-world/ 

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