Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap

Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap Box Art

Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap is an action-adventure platformer developed by Lizardcube and published by DotEmu. It is a HD remake of the 1989 title Wonder Boy III, and features a re-orchestrated soundtrack and new hand-drawn visuals (with a toggle to switch to the original sprite-based graphics, should the player prefer them).

The game follows a lone adventurer, who after being turned into a half-lizard by the Meka-Dragon, sets out to find a magical item with the power to remove the curse. To do that they have to explore a huge interconnected world, battle many fearsome dragons, and shapeshift into different half-animal forms with unique abilities.

As Wonder Boy was already released digitally for all current-gen platforms, this article is concerning specifically the upcoming physical release for PlayStation 4 and Switch from Nicalis. Unlike the limited PS4 release by Limited Run Games, Nicalis’ version is available for pre-order at all major retailers for $39.99.

Pre-order Bonuses

Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap - Launch Editions

The new physical edition of Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap for either console includes the following extras inside the game box:

  • Instruction booklet
  • Mini-CD soundtrack sampler
  • PVC phone strap

This Nicalis-published version of Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap will be out on February 13, 2018 for PS4 and Switch. A physical release on Xbox One or PC is unlikely, according to DotEmu.


  • Anonymous's avatar
    December 19, 2017 at 00:28

    i want to see game

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