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In case you missed it last month, a remake of the 1989 Sega classic Wonder Boy III: The Dragon’s Trap is heading to Nintendo Switch later this spring. Thanks to an update on the game’s development blog, we got our first glimpse at some very special features that made it into the game.

Most notably, Lizardcube and DotEmu revealed that players can toggle between the original 8-bit version and the new HD remake at the mere push of a button, with both retro and modern music being interchangeable between the two.

The benefits of reverse engineering the original action-platforming adventure don’t end there, as it now runs at 60fps in widescreen with smoother scrolling and physics. As an added touch of nostalgia, fans of the original can even carry over their decade-old passwords!

Be sure to check out the new trailer below in both its 8-bit and gorgeously animated glory.


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Written by Matthew Weidner

When it comes to playing and writing about video games, Matthew aspires to be the very best, like no one ever was. Writing for Nintendo Wire and the thought of one day finally achieving a perfect, no death Super Meat Boy run fills him with determination.