I can´t speak for everyone else now, but my Monday has been very good so far. Because first I found out that we “might” get a “Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines” sequel, and just now I received the following mail from FDG Entertainment:
“Hi TGG team, exciting times ahead! With Gamescom starting this week, we prepared an all-new trailer for our upcoming game Monster Boy, based on the Japanese Wonder Boy franchise created by Ryuichi Nishizawa (former Westone). If you make it to Gamescom, please visit us at the Xbox booth in Hall 8 where we show a playable demo of the game.
The Power of Six!
In this new trailer we show lots of Action going on while making use of the various abilities of each transformation. You can hot-swap anytime between your unlocked characters which lets you beat the game in many different ways. We can’t wait to see what you will do with all those powers!” – FDG Entertainment
In other words, not only will I (and other “Wonder Boy” fans) be able to enjoy DotEmu and Lizardcube´s “Wonder Boy III” remake (“Wonder Boy The Dragon´s Trap“), but we will also get a chance to enjoy Game Atelier´s and FDG “Monster Boy” as well (which is set for a release in January next year for Windows, PS4 and Xbox One). And I just watched the Gamescom 2016 trailer for “Monster Boy” (you can watch the trailer further down the page), and I really like what I saw in the video. So I can´t wait to get a chance to play both “Wonder Boy The Dragon´s Trap” and “Monster Boy”.
About Monster Boy:
A legendary game series returns with an all-new adventure! Monster Boy is a colourful side-scrolling action adventure created in cooperation with Ryuichi Nishizawa, the creator of the Wonder Boy* Monster World* series (* Trademark of SEGA Corporation Japan). Monster Boy is being created to bring back the enjoyment of classic games that shine by simplicity. Pure, exciting gameplay; upbeat music and smooth graphics. You’ll need to overcome huge bosses, find hidden passages, discover powerful equipment and use all your wits and skills to remove a powerful curse. Monster Boy can transform into 5 different creatures, each with their own skills and abilities. Take advantage of all the unique powers to open new paths and advance in an epic story. Monster Boy is a love letter to gaming from the 80’s and 90’s – will you join us and celebrate together with us?
Monster Boy is a ‘dream come true’ project for developer studio Game Atelier and publisher FDG Entertainment. When it all started as a humble Kickstarter project under the name ‘Flying Hamster’ we couldn’t even think of how it would evolve since then. Mr. Ryuichi Nishizawa himself came aboard! The creator of our favorite game series of all time! For everyone involved this means to work tirelessly on delivering the best possible game from fans for fans. Please stay tuned for more information as we have many fantastic news to announce while we continue to work on Monster Boy.
– Based on the legendary Wonder Boy* in Monster World* series (*Trademark of SEGA Corporation Japan)
– Created in collaboration with series creator Ryuichi Nishizawa (former Westone Bit Entertainment)
– Colourful High Definition 2D Graphics with smooth animations
– Explore a big adventure world with many interesting locations
– Transform into various creatures and make use of their unique powers
Robin “V-Act” Ek
The Gaming Ground
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