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Revealing hand-drawn transformation #5: Dragon form

Dear Monster Boy friends,

we hope you had a great Halloween! With only two transformation reveals left it was a 50/50 chance to show the dragon today! We diced and here we go! :-) The dragon has some fantastic abilities like spitting fire and being able to fly. You'll discover whole new places once you unlocked this transformation.

Next week we'll reveal the new one-eyed pig transformation. Please look forward to it!

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Christopher Lane on :

Dragon Transformation looks interesting.
Nice spike trail along his scaled body.
and a good wing span for long flights.
He spits fire too?

FDG,Thomas on :

Thanks, Christopher. Yes he can spit fire too!

Miguel on :

All characters have a very SEGA look, but so far my favorite is the frog, I must add now the lion and dragon look much more bigger and stronger doing justice to what they are.

FDG,Thomas on :

Thanks Miguel. Yes that was our intention. With the independent design (no more relying on similar puppet-templates) we could create a much different look for each transformation and it will be even better when animated. :-)

Alfredo on :

Can't wait to play this game The question is will i get the PS4 version or the Nintendo switch version 2018's gonna be a year for PS4 Already preorder god of war.

FDG,Thomas on :

Thanks Alfredo. 2018 will be another great year for games - isn't it fantastic that you can freely choose your platform for Monster Boy? We release it on all 3 main console platforms. I personally enjoy playing on the Switch the most because of the portability. The quality of Monster Boy will not differ between PS4, Xbox One and Switch so you won't sacrifice anything on any platform.


Can you at least say Are the games going to be 1080 P on All three consoles If not then I will the ps4 version.

FDG, Thomas on :

The Game will be 1080p/60fps on all three consoles.

LordKaiser on :

If these new sprites are taller, won't that means that the stages needs to be re-designed yet again?

Zell on :

Not really, because these are the same size as the previous spirits, it has been mentioned in there their post on Friday, October 20. 2017 titled as "Revealing hand-drawn transformation #3: Lion form", and here is the statement:

"This time we removed the old character sprites comparison because some got confused by the size difference in our presentation. Please note that the new hand-drawn transformations have a very similar screen-size in comparison to the old sprites"

LordKaiser on :

Oh I see! Thanks for the clarification. I will pass the message on, I like how much the work of your team has improved over time and I'm sure that the efforth will pay off. Lol you guys must beat Lizardcube, a friendly competition will keep the challenge up.

LordKaiser on :

Oops sorry I tought you was a dev lol. I should had read the post more carefully. XD

matthew barrett on :

No it doesnt mean that at all as Thomas said after all five transformations hell show us a video in action and more good news i KNOW that the game will be released very soon i really can feel it

Zell on :

Wouldn't be there a Special Code or 0 Day Edition or any means where we can choose the old spirits to play with? just for fun? :-p

FDG,Thomas on :

Right now we entirely focus on finishing the main game. Any extras are currently secondary. We'll see how it goes when we completed the main game.

Spidey981 on :

Good morning, everyone.

I was wondering if Zeke, Uncle Nabu etc... will also be modified and drawn by hand? If so, you will have to post them on this blog. Thank you

Icarus on :

While I'm totally fine with every other news characters designs, which are great, the new one look more to be a gargoyle form than a dragon form. It's somewhat a letdown :/.

Icarus on :

except maybe the snake too.

Vincent on :

Pour la forme dragon:
Ce qui me fait dire ça, c'est que comparer à l'original la forme de la mâchoire est trop enfoncé, et qu'avec sa crête il fait plus penser à un lézard qu'à un dragon.

Dans le modèle original il y avait un certain équilibre, et il y avait aussi les cornes, qui donnaient une certaine prestance, mais elles sont absentes dans cette nouvelles version.
D'où l'impression d'avoir plus à faire à une forme gargouille ou démon qu'à une forme dragon.

Pour la forme serpent:
Je pense qu'au feeling la version originale reste plus agréable à l'oeil que cette nouvelle version, sans doute parce que la tête avec les 2 dents qui ressortent font plus penser à un crâne humain qu'a celui d'un serpent.
Le fait que celui de la version originale montre sa langue fourche lui donne aussi un gros capital sympathie.

Vincent on :

PS: Je me suis trompé, je voulais argumenter mon message précédent en y répondant et j'ai pas mis le même pseudo dsl.

Cameron on :


This is looking AMAZING!!!!!!!!!

I can't wait for the first trailer with these sprites!

P.S. I can't wait to find out how these forms are unlocked in the game! :-)

Jonas L on :

I was a bit sceptical at first. But after a more thorough look I think the new design looks awesome! Can’t wait for the PC release or maybe I should get a Switch after all.

FDG,Thomas on :

Thanks a lot! Well yeah it takes a while to get used to the new look after having seen the old sprites for years. But the new ones are better! ;-)

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