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Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom Coming to E3 2018

Gaming article by Robert Grosso on Saturday, June 9, 2018 - 13:20
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Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom will be coming to E3 2018.

The game is a spiritual successor to the original Wonder Boy in Monster World series, borrowing from the best of the classic series to deliver a fresh, modern action platform game. The original creator of Wonder Boy, Ryuichi Nishizawa is spearheading the new game.

 

A new trailer promoting the game was also released. With a blistering theme song punctuating the action in the background, we see developer FDG Games showcasing the titles cool hand-drawn, anime art style, HD graphics with 60 fps, and full 1080p support in TV mode.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_oqeAFs2wc8&feature=youtu.be

 

The game features over 15 hours of epic adventure, allowing players to explore the new Monster World in a vast interconnected environment. Players will play as Jin who must travel to different worlds to save the Monster World Kingdom from a growing evil threat.

Jin is not alone in his fight, being able to transform into six different monsters and combine their unique abilities to combat enemies. These monster forms also provide platforming challenges to help Jin solve puzzles, discover hidden treasures and find alternate paths on his adventure. Players will be able to unlock new paths and secrets with special equipment, find magical weapons and armor and gradually open up the world around them, and fight tons of bosses pushing back against the horde.

 

Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom is already available for pre-order (affiliate link) on Amazon, and is scheduled for a release on September 25th, 2018, coinciding for the 30th anniversary of the original Wonder Boy release.  The game will be released on the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4, with a PC release coming in the winter.

What are your thoughts on Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom? Looking forward to some old school platforming action? Leave your comments below and be sure to check out the rest of our E3 2018 coverage here.

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Robert Grosso

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A game playing, college teaching scholar who happens to write some articles every so often. Enjoys penning long-form articles that few probably read. Love the art of gaming, preservation, collecting and RPGs. Have worked as a journalist, critic, educator and blogger for over ten years now, with articles published (as user editorials) on Game Revolution and Giant Bomb as well as a contributor for the websites Angry Bananas and Blistered Thumbs. Now making TechRaptor my home.