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The latest update for Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap has arrived. Those who own the game can nab version 1.0.3e.

Among what’s included in the patch, video capture is now supported. The full patch notes straight from Lizardcube can be found below.


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For its physical Switch releases, Nicalis tends to include some extra items. The publisher is continuing the tradition with Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap.

Like with past games, Nicalis will be including an instruction booklet. You’ll also get a 3″ CD soundtrack sampler and a PVC phone strap.

Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap is due out physically for Switch in Q1 2018.

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During the German program Game Two, new information was shared about the success of two prominent indie games on Switch. Those are SteamWorld Dig 2 and Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap.

Image & Form’s Brjann Sigurgeirsson didn’t share any specific data for SteamWorld Dig 2. However, he did say that the studio had its biggest launch on Switch. The Switch version sold nearly ten times the amount as the Steam version.

Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap is another game that has done very well on Switch. According to Lizardcube’s Omar Cornut, 100,000 copies have been sold on Nintendo’s console. Moreover, Switch sales have surpassed the total from all other platforms.

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Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap is on sale for the first time. Starting today, the game is 30 percent off from the original $19.99 price on the North American and European Switch eShops. The sale lasts until November 30.

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Last week, Nicalis announced that a physical version of Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap will be released in North America towards the start of next week. We can also now say that the same package will be offered in Europe and Australia.

Headup Games will be responsible for the retail release of Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap in PAL regions. Just like in North America, it’s planned for Q1 2018.

Lizardcube, who developed Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap, shared today’s news on Twitter:


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Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap came to Switch earlier this year as a digital title. A physical version was announced not too long ago, though only for Asia. Nicalis has since announced a partnership with DotEmu for a retail release of the game in North America.

The physical version of Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap will ship in Q1 2018. It’ll be priced at $39.99.

For more information about the game, continue on below.

It was recently confirmed that Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap physical will have a physical version in Asia and the Middle East. Play-Asia has followed up with pre-orders here. Copies should ship around November 23.

Remember, since Switch is region-free, you shouldn’t have any issues playing the game. English is also included, along with Chinese, Japanese, and Korean.

Thanks to axel for the tip.

Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap is only available digitally on Switch. That’s about to change though, in one country at least.

Active Boeki K.K., the distributor of Nintendo products in Southeast Asia and the Middle East, will be selling a physical version of Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap in both regions. English, Chinese, Japanese, and Korean will be supported.

Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap will be sold for roughly $35. It’s going on sale beginning November 23. If retailers like Play-Asia take pre-orders, we’ll let you know.

Thanks to Roto for the tip.

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The folks over at Gamasutra recently talked to several indie developers about the Switch – about what’s like to develop for the system, how Nintendo got into contact with them, and so on. One of the developers they interviewed was Omar Cornut from Lizardcube, the team responsible for Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap. It seems the game did quite well on the Switch – Cornut said that they sold “more copies of Wonder Boy on the Switch than the three other platforms we released on combined”. Definitely a sign of a smaller games library and thus more exposure for smaller titles, but good news nonetheless for developers and Nintendo alike.

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A new update has been sent out for Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap. All players should have access to the patch, which is version 1.03c.

A number of changes, fixes, and more were added with the new update. Continue on below for the full patch notes.

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