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Quality First: Remaking a whole area from scratch

Dear lovely Monster Boy fans friends and followers,

sometimes the development process can be cruel. It can take months of work before you realize that certain things are not clicking - not working as planned. Just like a volcanic eruption, the catastrophe unfolds and for a quality oriented development team this could mean to throw away a majority of work and start from scratch.

Lion-Man is bored from all the wait so he went treasure hunting - with style!

We are tirelessly challenging ourselves during the development of Monster Boy as our mission is to deliver an absolute Must-Have Action Adventure that shines in every aspect possible.

This is the story of the Volcano area of Monster Boy..
We've spent the last 3 months rebuilding the entire area (2 hours of playtime) as we felt it wasn't good enough and our fans deserve only the best. Today I can tell you that we tremendously succeeded and this area is now rising from its ashes to become a new highlight in the game. Everything was redone. New gameplay elements have been implemented, new enemies have been created. It's so much fun now!

The fire-walker is a new enemy who can jump out of lava and surprise us!

We're going to post more regular updates in the future so you don't have to wait months again.
Sorry again for the continued delays but we're sure you agree with us that quality is so important. Shigeru Miyamoto once said: A delayed game is eventually good, but a rushed game is forever bad and he's so damn right!

Please stay tuned!


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Billy on :

I have waited for over 20 years for this game come true. I only realized you were making it within the last year. So I can easily wait for as long as it takes for this precious gem of a game to be shaped into perfection.

FDG,Thomas on :

Thanks a lot Billy! We'll do our best so you have a fantastic experience when you finally return to the Monster World!

Logbomb on :

Very cool use of the Ice sword :-)

I completely support this type of attitude towards the development of the game.

Make this game truly great, the series deserves it ;-)

FDG, Thomas on :

Thanks Logbomb - and it can do even more! Ice Equipment is very versatile here :-)

Alan on :

I can't wait to play the game on the Switch. I hope it gets a physical release for the Nintendo Switch. Game looks really great so far.

I noticed the clip of the ice sword making ice cubes to block the lava fall revealing a hidden treasure chest. The ice cubes should last a little longer than that in my view, like at least 6 or 8 seconds before melting.
I also hope that Ice Armor greatly reduces damage from the lava fall so a player can get that treasure chest so lion-man there isn't taking heavy damage.

FDG,Thomas on :

Thanks a lot Alan, glad you like it! The trick here would be to cut the lava fall at a higher position and then stomp down to get to the chest quickly. It's possible to get the treasure without taking damage.

jj on :

New screen clip + enemy look so cool.

The hard work + quest for quality will pay off.

FDG,Thomas on :

We hope so too! Thanks JJ

tageneislover on :

There's no problem with a game taking a long time to be made. The last Zelda game took years and it got delayed quite a lot, but in the end it was definetly worth it! It was beatiful and it'll totally be a part of gaming history.
I'm very excited for the new Monsterboy/Wonderboy game and I'm hoping to see something outstanding and breathtaking! The game looks fantastic as of now and I can't think of it in a better way.
So to end this whole comment, good luck to the developers! Take your time and make it as amazing as possible!

FDG,Thomas on :

Thanks a lot for your understanding, tageneislover! It's great to see that everyone favors quality over everything else. We only got that much time to play, right? When we do we want to have a blast :-)

MENTD on :

After playing the new Dragon's Trap remake, my desire for
a new Wonderboy game couldn't be much higher now!

The new lava stage looks awesome! I wish you could spend
all the time in the world to make the game perfect...
And then hop in a time machine, go back in time and release
the game now! 8-) However... Until time machines exist,
I will wait patiently for this awesome looking game!

Is there any ETA on the release date???

FDG,Thomas on :

If time machines would exist I would use it just to perfectly forecast the release date. :p Well...we don't know yet!

Jeffrey Lane on :

There so better be a ps4 physical collectors edition now.

FDG,Thomas on :

I know right? That would be fantastic! We'll see - please stay tuned.

Mattiac on :

I just hope that I will be able to buy it via Steam and then use my SNES controller and a USB adapter to control the game because otherwise I won't buy MB (I refuse to buy/use a Xbox 360-controller)!

FDG, Thomas on :

I believe we'll be able to support all kinds of direct input controllers for the PC Version but it will release a bit later after the console versions.

Mark on :

Just a few quick questions about the game if you wouldn't mind:

A) Will there be different armor / shields / weapons / boots that you can buy or pick up?

Actually that is the only question I have right now :-P

FDG, Thomas on :

Yes, there's different-looking equipment that you can find or buy. You can combine different equipment or use the whole set for added bonus.

Spidey981 on :

Thank you for this news. Will you be at Gamescom and Paris Game Week this year? Will we soon have a new trailer? And thank you for giving us info more often because two months between each news is too long :-) thank you.

FDG, Thomas on :

Hi Spidey,

Yes, we'll be at Gamescom but we don't know if we'll have a public demo showing - working on some options. We'll certainly show the latest version to press, though. New demo with updated graphics is currently in the works.

ALFREDO on :

HELLO EVERY1 THE LAVA AREA LOOKS FANTASTIC CAN YOU TELL ME WHATS THE OTHER AREA OF THE GAME THAT YOU GUYS REMADE?

FDG, Thomas on :

Thanks Alfredo! The other area we remake is Graveyard, Haunted House. Sounds interesting right? It is!! Very cool area ;-)

john dou on :

u doing a great job keep it up, like said before we are waitting along time for game to be released so its no matter if we will wait a bit more. better then rushed and released a game that isnt perfect !

FDG, Thomas on :

Thanks a lot for your understanding and the continued interest! ^_^

Julio on :

Looks nice! Are Switch owners getting a physical copy? Thanks

FDG, Thomas on :

It's too early to confirm anything..but we're working on that! Fingers crossed ;-)

Julio on :

Thanks for your anwser! You are doing a splendid job!

Isaac Vazquez III on :

Suggestion (potentially already implemented yet undisclosed): Take something like the Ice armor and sword/shield beyond metroidvania secrets backtracking and allow unique items to substantially augment game play. ex. ice sword freezes ground causing enemies to slip and slid all over making them easy targets, reg shield heats up after several fire arrows and must be dodged until shield cools down but ice shield extinguishes them make the archer easily defeated. Ice armor allows you to sink in water/withstand heavy currents and slows swimming enemies.

Make the aesthetically magical components of the game more deeply magical.

Also, what you have displayed already is 100% satisfactory.

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