Everyone is Welcome to Monster World
Judging by everything we’ve seen so far, the remake of Monster World IV is off to a great start. Each trailer is more fun than the last, the graphics are equal parts slick and adorable, and the characters are too endearing for their own good. We just wanna hug them and take them home with us! And we have some good news for anyone who feels the same way, because Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World is coming out sooner rather than later. What better way to get hyped up for its release than to watch the new trailer, which neatly summarizes why you should be interested in this game?
This trailer serves as something of an introduction to the title. Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World is a full remake of Monster World IV, with a story that remains true to the original, cel-shaded 3D graphics, and nostalgic 2D gameplay that stays as close as possible to the original. It also boasts enhanced visuals and refined play, which is to be expected from any good remake, especially one based on a game that came out back in 1994. Cutscenes and event scenes promise to be more colorful, expressive, and vivid than ever. Plus, the series will be added voice acting for the first time, bringing in popular voice actress Ai Fairouz to lend some heart to the game.
Better yet, the remake is being led by Ryuichi Nishizawa, the original creator. That’s one way to make sure it lives up to the spirit of the original: just put the same guy in charge. Additionally, the video description assures us that he is being supported by “Shinichi Sakamoto for new and improved music and sound effects, Maki Ōzora for character design and Takanori Kurihara as creative manager to create a worthy remake and new entry to the iconic series.”
Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World will be available for €39.99 on Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 and will also include the original Monster World IV. It’ll hit retail for North America, Europe, and Australia in Q2/2021.