Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap continues to look lovely


Remake developers chat with the creator of Wonder Boy

I will seize any opportunity to bring up Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap, a gorgeous remake of Wonder Boy III from Lizardcube, and today’s developer chat with the original creator fits that simple criteria.

“In July we went to Kyoto to demo the game at the BitSummit festival and to meet with Ryuichi Nishizawa, creator of Wonder Boy, who helped us get this remake going. Until then all our communication were over e-mail and on Skype. So it was nice to finally meet (completely jet-lagged, in the sweaty Japanese summer). We showed him the latest build and asked him some questions about his work on the beloved series!” This video is the result, and in it, we learn about the project’s origin.

There are a few Wonder Boy-related projects in the pipeline right now, but if I had to choose between them, this would undoubtedly be the one for me. I am obsessed with its aesthetic and animation.

Just wonderful.

Dev Diary 1: Meeting with Nishizawa-san! [The Dragon’s Trap]