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Wonder Boy – Asha in Monster World Officially Announced for PS4 and Nintendo Switch, Original Staff Involved

Monday, August 24th, 2020

IGN have revealed a new title in the Wonder Boy series for Playstation 4 and Nintendo Switch: Wonder Boy – Asha in Monster World. As the name suggests, the game sees the return of Monster World IV’s protagonist Asha, and her companion Pepelogoo.

It is being described as a new title rather than a remake, and interestingly will be fully dubbed. Members of the original Wonder Boy creative team are also said to be involved, with Artdink leading development alongside ININ Games on publishing. Specifically, Ryuichi Nishizawa is back in the Director’s chair, with Shinichi Sakamoto on music duties and Maki Ozara on character design.

It’s currently pencilled in for a 2021 release – whether we’ll see more platforms added to the lineup before release is yet to be seen. Either way, it’s a very welcome return for a cult-classic character, with many citing Monster World IV as the peak of the series. Apparently a full reveal is set for Gamescom later this week.

There’s also a mailing list, revealing the game’s logo and that Strictly Limited Games seem to be involved too – which isn’t wholly surprising, as they and ININ are also involved with Clockwork Aquario’s upcoming re-release, another title from the Wonder Boy team.

[ Source – IGN Spain ]

13 More Games Announced for Astro City Mini, Including Cotton, Bonanza Bros, and Wonder Boy

Thursday, August 20th, 2020

The next 13 games have been announced for the SEGA Astro City Mini, coming to us via the latest Dengeki stream.

The games are as follows:

  1. Cotton: Fantastic Night Dreams
  2. Shinobi
  3. Shadow Dancer
  4. Cyber Police ESWAT (ESWAT – City Under Siege)
  5. Crack Down
  6. Gain Ground
  7. Puyo Puyo
  8. Columns
  9. Bonanza Bros
  10. Ichidant-R
  11. Wonder Boy
  12. Wonder Boy in Monster Land
  13. Wonder Boy III – Monster Lair

This puts the announced game total at 23 titles, with 36 confirmed to be on the microconsole. The next set of titles will be announced on September 3rd during a Famitsu stream.

Sonic the Comic Added to Merchandise Section, 15 Cover Scans Featured | Merchandise

Wednesday, November 6th, 2019

The long awaited addition of the UK’s official SEGA comic has finally made its way into our Comics and Graphic Novels section of the Merchandise catalogue. 15 issues of Sonic the Comic have been added complete with cover scans and the stories contained within each issue. We also have some brief information on the publication as a whole as well.

Head on over to the Comics and Graphic Novels section of the site and have a browse. We hope to add even more issues of Sonic the Comic as well as other SEGA comics to the Merchandise section in due course.

A New Wonder Boy/Monster World Game is in Development

Friday, January 30th, 2015

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A new entry in the Wonder Boy/Monster World series is in development!

Development is being lead by FDG Entertainment who are responsible for the Flying Hamster games. The new game will be called Monster Boy and the Wizard of Booze and will be developed with series creator Ryuichi Nishizawa, formerly of Westone Bit Entertainment.

FDG Entertainment are also working with SEGADriven favourite Banjo Guy Ollie who will be producing music for the soundtrack and also appearing in-game as an NPC. You can check out a video of Banjo Guy Ollie in action which also features some artwork from the new game below:

Monster Boy and the Wizard of Booze is in development for PS4 and PC. More platforms are due to follow.

SEGA Tunes: Banjo Cover of the Monster Village Theme from Wonder Boy III

Sunday, March 2nd, 2014

It’s not often someone sends you a message saying “here’s a video I made featuring a cover of the Monster Village theme from Wonder Boy III. Also it’s been done on a banjo.” Well that’s exactly what happened to me recently and the video was supplied by a certain Ollie LongZ; a talented little musician who has recently taken to arranging banjo covers of video game themes. Check out the impressive little arrangement below:

Here’s hoping Ollie has more SEGA covers up his sleeve, but if you’re interested you can check out another of Ollie’s cover’s by clicking here (it’s a Castlevania one).

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