ININ Games and STUDIOARTDINK are incredibly happy to announce a new addition of the successful Wonder Boy series: Wonder Boy – Asha in Monster World will release at the beginning of next year for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch. The game is a successor of the longstanding SEGA IP Wonder Boy and is developed by STUDIOARTDINK.
Staying true to the series legacy
For Wonder Boy – Asha in Monster World, the original staff from the former Westone Bit Entertainment gathered together to create a game that stays true to the spirit of the original games. The team is led, and directed, by the creator of the Wonder Boy series, Ryuichi Nishizawa and supported by Shinichi Sakamoto (sound), Maki Ōzora (character design) and Takanori Kurihara (creative management). You can’t get more Wonder Boy than that!
The heroine and her little friend
Asha, the warrior protagonist of the game, is involved in a serious incident that will affect the survival of her world. Our green-haired heroine doesn’t have to save the world all alone, and sets off on an adventure with her cute flying friend, the blue Pepelogoo. Asha and the Pepelogoo have to work together to become the heroes the world needs them to be. The road ahead is long – will they be able to save their world?
Outstanding features of the new Wonder Boy – Asha in Monster World
For the first time in the history of the series the characters are voiced! Asha, as well as all the other characters, is lively and talkative.
The gorgeously arranged game sounds are produced by Shinichi Sakamoto, who was formerly responsible at Westone Bit Entertainment for the amazing soundtrack of the original Monster Boy titles.
The Wonder Boy series
In recent years, the remakes and sequels of Wonder Boy have become smash hits around the world. Several hundred thousand happy fans celebrated the return of Wonder Boy after the series was dormant for many years.
The successful series dates back to 1986 when the first game Wonder Boy was released. In the fast-paced platformer, the caveboy Tom-Tom sets out to rescue his girlfriend Tina from the evil demon.
Wonder Boy started off in the arcades back then and the series actually became some sort of company mascot before Sonic became SEGA’s hero.