Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap Comes to PC on June 8

The recently-released remake Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap is bringing its retro-styled platforming to PC on June 8th, 2017.

on May 23, 2017 7:48 AM

A remake of the 1989 classic Wonder Boy IIIWonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap brought gamers back to the era of classic platforming gameplay from the NES and SEGA Master System era with beautiful new artwork, with PC players able to jump into the title in just a few weeks.

Developer DotEmu has announced that the title will release for PC on June 8th, 2017, with the game available to be purchased through Steam and GOG.

Released earlier this year on PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch, Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap brings a modern update of the 1989 with brand new art and music, while also adding additional features such as the ability to switch between its original and modern presentation, play as Wonder Boy or Wonder Girl, and more. We reviewed the game favorably with a score of an 8.5/10, and you can read some of Tomas Franseze’s remarks on the game below:

Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap sets a new standard for what remakes should include, and I hope future ones can follow in these footsteps with projects that are just as passionate. While it can’t escape a few of the original title’s annoyances, it is still an engaging and enjoyable experience for 2D-platformer and series fans, and will most likely garner the franchise some new fans, who will come into contact with the series for the first time with this game like I did. I never owned the Sega Master System, but I am elated that I got to experience this all-but-forgotten gem.

Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap is available now for PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch, and will arrive for PC on June 8th, 2017. In the meantime, you can check out the game’s PC launch trailer below:

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Ryan is the Features Editor at DualShockers, with over five years' experience in the world of video games culture and writing. He holds a BA in English & Cinema from Binghamton University, and lives in New York City.