Wonder Boy: Asha in the Monster World, the newly announced title from Wonder Boy series creator Ryuichi Nishizawa and developer Studio Artdink, is a full remake of Monster World IV and will launch for PC via Steam alongside the previously confirmed PlayStation 4 and Switch versions in early 2021, Studio Artdink announced.
In Japan, Wonder Boy: Asha in the Monster World will be published by G Choice, Studio Artdink’s recently announced new game brand. In the west, it will be published by ININ Games. As ININ Games only announced the game for PlayStation 4 and Switch, the PC version will likely be published by G Choice worldwide.
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Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World is a platform action game and full remake of the Genesis version of Monster World IV, which was developed by Westone Bit Entertainment and released by Sega as the final entry in the Wonder Boy series in 1994.
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?
Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World features various actions that utilize the mysterious creature Pepelogoo. Players can enjoy unique actions prepared for each environment, including gliding or double-jumping by holding onto Pepelogoo, or pressing faraway switches.
By defeating the enemies you encounter during your adventure, you can receive GOLD. By going to the shop in Rapadanga City, you can spend GOLD to purchase equipment items such as swords, shields, and bangles. Strengthen Asha’s equipment to be prepared for the gradually more difficult enemies Asha will face.
About the Wonder Boy Series
In recent years, the Wonder Boy series has seen various remakes and been a global smash hit, and Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World is a response to the rising expectations from fans for a Monster Hunter World IV remake.
A Full Remake of Monster World IV for the Modern Day
Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World is a full remake of the 2D side-scrolling action game Monster World IV with full 3D graphics, significantly enhanced visuals, and further refined gameplay. It is not just visual change, as new game modes and other additional elements are planned. It is also the first entry in the series to feature voice-overs. Look forward to hearing what Asha’s voice!
The Original Staff Returns
For this remake, the original staff from Westone Bit Entertainment have reunited under the supervision of Wonder Boy series creator Ryuichi Nishizawa.
- Direction: Ryuichi Nishizawa
- Character Design: Maki Oozora
- Sound Producer: Shinichi Sakamoto
- Creative Managemer: Takanori Kurihara
- Product Specifications
Release Date: Early 2021
- Platforms: PlayStation 4, Switch, PC (Steam)
- Price: TBD
- Languages: English, Japanese, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional)
- Rating: Pending
- Number of Players: One