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ININ Games and STUDIOARTDINK are ready to reveal the western release date for Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World. Goodbye Q2 2021 placeholder! Get ready to revisit this Sega Mega Drive classic with a 3D make-over on the Nintendo Switch starting Friday, May 28th.



Two friends saving the world

Asha, with her companion, Pepelogoo, must free the four spirits confined by evil forces whose origin she discovers throughout her journey. While the story remains true to the original 1994 game it is a full remake of Monster World IV, with cell-shaded 3D graphics and 2D gameplay that stays close to the beloved original, including enhanced visuals and refined play content.


Asha in Monster World will be available digitally on the Nintendo eShop for $34.99. You can pick up this adventure physically too, for $39.99 and it’ll include the original game (Monster World IV). If you want to splurge, then Strictly Limited Games has you covered. Three different limited editions are currently available to pre-order – Limited Edition (3,500 copies), Collector’s Edition (2,500 copies), and Mega Collector’s Edition (999 copies). Each edition comes with its own goodies:


  • The Limited Edition is available for $48.99 (€39.99) and includes exclusive color manual & reversible box art.

  • The Collector’s Edition includes terrific items like the Monster World Map, 2x soundtrack (Original & Remix), Artbook, a Squishy Ball Pepelogoo and more ($120.99 / €99.99). 

  • The Mega Collector’s Edition celebrates the origins of the game and includes everything from the CE and even more fantastic items like the Asha and Pepelogoo Figurine (18cm / 7.1″), Asha Pixel Pin, a Vinyl Sticker for your console and more ($216.99 / €179.99).


Replay an old classic whether you’re a lifelong Monster World fan or a first-time player to the series when Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World comes to the Nintendo Switch on Friday, May 28th.


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Written by Jennifer Burch

Illustrator, designer, writer and big Nintendo geek, you can find Jennifer with an N3DS within reach 24/7. As the oldest of three, she has survived many Mario Party, Super Smash Bros. and Mario Kart sessions intact in addition to getting her brothers hooked on some really weird games. (Cubivore anyone?)