“Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World” Heading West on 28 May

Game publisher ININ Games and developer STUDIOARTDINK recently announced that Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World will release in Western regions on 28 May for Nintendo Switch PS4. A Steam PC version is scheduled to release a month later on 29 June.

Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World is a modern remake of Monster World IV, which was developed by Westone and released for the SEGA Mega Drive in 1994. This new version will be available in both digital and physical format, the latter including the 16-bit original as a bonus.

Here’s the official breakdown of Asha in Monster World from ININ Games:

Two friends saving the world

Asha, with her companion, Pepelogoo, must free the four spirits confined by evil forces whose origin she discovers throughout her journey. While the story remains true to the original 1994 game it is a full remake of Monster World IV, with cell-shaded 3D graphics and 2D gameplay that stays close to the beloved original, including enhanced visuals and refined play content.

Limited and exclusive physical editions

Three limited editions for Switch and PS4 can exclusively be pre-ordered at Strictly Limited Games. All three editions include the original Monster World IV:

• The Limited Edition is available for €39.99 and includes exclusive color manual & reversible box art.

• The Collector’s Edition includes terrific items like the Monster World Map, 2x soundtrack (Original & Remix), Artbook, a Squishy Ball Pepelogoo and more (€99.99).

The Mega Collector’s Edition celebrates the origins of the game and includes everything from the CE and even more fantastic items like the Asha and Pepelogoo Figurine (18cm / 7.1″), Asha Pixel Pin, a Vinyl Sticker for your console and more (€179.99).

The digital versions will be available via PSN and the Nintendo Switch eShop for $34.99. You can check out more of our coverage of Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World here.

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