Get hyped, retro enthusiasts: The remake of the cult classic Sega Master System platformer, Wonder Boy III, returns with its unique blend of exploration, action and adventure on Nintendo Switch tomorrow! In celebration of this monstrous occasion, DotEmu released a new launch trailer showcasing the game’s story, playable characters and dazzling new aesthetic.

 

 
Clearly, Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap is much more than your typical remaster, boasting beautifully hand-drawn animations and a fully re-orchestrated soundtrack while maintaining the integrity of the original’s critically lauded gameplay mechanics. Switching from modern graphics and sound to retro 8-bit pixels and chiptunes can be done with a mere push of a button, and fans of the original can even carry over their decade-old passwords.

Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap releases on Nintendo Switch tomorrow, April 18th, for $19.99.

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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.

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