“Wonder Boy – Asha in Monster World” Announced for PS4 and Nintendo Switch With Original Development Team

A new entry to the Wonder Boy/Monster World called Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World has been announced has been announced for Playstation 4 and Nintendo Switch with the original developers attached to the project.

The game features Asha, the protagonist returning from Monster World IV for Sega Mega Drive along with her flying blue Pepelogoo as they set on an adventure to save the world and will be fully dubbed with characters described as “lively and chatty”.

Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World will be developed by the Artdink studio in conjuction with ININ Games, with several members of the original Wonder Boy team which includes the series creator, Ryuichi Nishizawa, original composer Shinichi Sakamoto, character designer Maki Ozora, and cheif creative officer Takanori Kurihara.

The full reveal for Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World is expected to be shown during the Gamescom Awesome Indies digital event at 7:00 p.m. CEST on Saturday 29th of August.

[Source: IGN Spain]

 

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10 responses to ““Wonder Boy – Asha in Monster World” Announced for PS4 and Nintendo Switch With Original Development Team

  1. Eck says:

    No Sega involvement like with the excellent Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom.
    And no Xbox One at all?

    • Jin says:

      SEGA was not involved in Monster Boy either, apart from licensing the game. As for the Xbox One, I don’t even know what to say, as sales from those kinds of games on Xbox One are usually abysmal compared to PS4 and Switch (taking Monster Boy as an example, where it sold much more on Switch compared to PS4, and far less on the Xbox One than on PS4).

  2. Centrale says:

    Looking forward to seeing more about this! And hopefully it comes to Xbox and PC, too.

  3. Lord Gideon says:

    If Sega is not involved, I’m less optimistic it’ll be as good as Monster Boy and Cursed Kingdom, that was bloody brilliant that game.

    • Jin says:

      SEGA was not involved in Monster Boy either, apart from licensing the game. It’s the same situation here, and the game will have many of the original developers involved, so no reason to be pessimistic.

  4. Centrale says:

    True… and Sega wasn’t really involved in any of the Wonder Boy games aside from publishing them… they were all developed by Westone.

    • Miguel says:

      The now owner Ryuichi Nishizawa of Westone has stated that he’d be willing to sell all of Westone to Sega, I’m surprised that Sega hasn’t bought them yet I mean they bought Relic, Atlus you’d think by now.

  5. Hitrax says:

    It seems like most people don’t understand how the licensing process works here, it’s not as simple as Sega just slapping their name on the product, they are involved in every capacity of the development process with an outsourced advisory team, the only difference is that it is not in-house, meaning in Sega’s internal studios, they are outsourced meaning that Sega is still involved but they aren’t on their own home turf.

    It’s similar to the Mario & Sonic at the Olympics games series, it’s actually officially a Sega game, but as it has Nintendo IP in it also, Nintendo do has their own advisory committee to oversee the development process, even though Sega still holds the rights and it is their series.

  6. Hitrax says:

    It seems like most people don’t understand how the licensing process works here, it’s not as simple as Sega just slapping their name on the product, they are involved in every capacity of the development process with an outsourced advisory team, the only difference is that it is not in-house, meaning in Sega’s internal studios, they are outsourced meaning that Sega is still involved but they aren’t on their own home turf.

    It’s similar to the Mario & Sonic at the Olympics games series, it’s actually officially a Sega game, but as it has Nintendo IP in it also, Nintendo do have their own advisory committee to oversee the development process as well, even though Sega still holds the rights and it is their series.

  7. Bertodecosta says:

    The trailer is kinda disapointing, the background looks bland and the world seems lifeless. I hope it’s still an early beta trailer so many things still could change.

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