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Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World

Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World has officially launched on Switch worldwide. A new trailer for the game has come in to celebrate the release – see it below.

Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World is available physically and digitally on Switch. More information about the game is located here.

ININ Games and Studio Artdink today revealed the final western release date for Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World. The game is coming to Switch on May 28 in North America, Europe, and Australia. It recently launched in Japan.

Here’s an overview of Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World:

While we’re still waiting for Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World in the west, Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World just came out in Japan. Find some footage of the game running on Switch below.

Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World is slated for Q2 2021 in North America and Europe.

The latest trailer for Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World has been released, which shows off some of the characters players will come across. We’ve included it below.

Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World is planned for April 22. In North America and Europe, it’s planned for Q2 2021.

ININ Games and Studio Artdink have debuted a new “Welcome to Monster World” trailer for Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World. Get a look at the video below.

Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World is slated for April 22 in Japan. It will launch in Q2 2021 in North America and Europe.

Ahead of Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World’s upcoming release, director Ryuichi Nishizawa was kind enough to answer some of our questions as part of a new interview. Nishizawa talked about the game’s origins including how long it’s been in the works, why the team decided to remake Monster World IV, and more. Nishizawa also spoke more generally and commented about what could come in the future.

You can find our full Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World developer discussion below.

There’s been a lot of discussion surrounding the art style employed by Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World since the initial reveal. Rather than going for a pure 2D look, the game is instead using something that many have referred to “2.5D”. It’s quite a bit different compared to other recent entries in the series like Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap and Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom.

Speaking with Nintendo Everything, Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World director Ryuichi Nishizawa provided an in-depth explanation as to why the team settled for this approach. He pointed to a few different reasons, such as how it can be easier to work with 3D assets and not having access to top-notch artists.

Nishizawa’s full words:

During the online version of Gamescom last August, Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World was announced for Switch and other platforms. Fans were a bit mixed on the reveal with some feeling that the title could use some improvements. Thankfully, the team took the feedback to heart and has been hard at work on responding to some of the early criticism.

In an interview with Nintendo Everything, director Ryuichi Nishizawa spoke about how Studio Artdink has improved Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World, stating:

ININ Games and Studio Artdink have prepared a new trailer for Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World. For today’s video, Asha’s blue friend Pepelogoo is featured.

Here’s a rundown of the character:

Update: Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World will launch in the west sometime during Q2 2021. We have a new trailer below as well.


Original: Publisher ININ Games and developer Studio Artdink have announced that Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World will be releasing this Spring in Japan. The April 22nd release date will see this remake of Monster World IV in the hands of waiting gamers as either a standard or “Special Pack” —  which includes a collector’s box, two art books (one 80 pages, one 40 pages), and a copy of the game. Digital editions will be available on the eShop the same day.

Here in the west, an “Early 2021” release window is still confirmed. We will update should an actual release date arrive soon.

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