While the build up to GDC 2020 has been steady up to it’s March 16th opening, the official website has been updated with a list of exhibits detailing the latest games from different developers. However when browsing the list of developers and games, one currently unannounced title is listed as “Wonder Boy Universe: Asha in Monster World“. No specifics have been detailed on this title, but the name implies that it will be related to the Mega Drive game Monster World IV and is confirmed to be developed by Studio Artdink. Artdink for reference is a development studio best known for the A-Train series of train simulator titles, along with experimental games such as No One Can Stop Mr. Domino and Aquanaut’s Holiday.
We likely won’t get any official word until GDC 2020 officially opens, but in the meanwhile you can play the original Monster World IV on the SEGA Genesis Mini to pass the time.Ad:
4 responses to “Rumor: New Monster World IV remake in the works, will be announced at GDC 2020”
This is awesome! I just played through Monster World IV on the Mini with my 8-year-old daughter, so I know she’ll be excited about this.
That is AWESOME news!!!! I love Artdink! Their work on the original PlayStation was always reminiscent of the often uneven but always incredibly inventive and interesting work that I typically associated with Dreamcast-period Sega. To be honest, I didn’t realizd that they were around anymore — I hadn’t heard anything about them since Aquanaut’s Holiday: Hidden Memories on PlayStation 3. Just as I’m typing this I’m getting more excited realizing they’re gonna be remaking one of my favorite games! A game that probably doesn’t need a remake, mind you, but still, that’s really cool!
This is the best news I’ve heard related to GDC 2020.
At least have the decency to put a crt filter on the thumbnail.