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Monster Boy has finally released!!

Dear lovely friends, fans and followers,

what an epic launch! After almost 5 years of development we finally released the game. Yes!! We're so happy and relieved about the tremendously positive feedback of players who got the chance to enjoy Monster Boy on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 or Xbox One already.

OMG! We got a Metascore of 88 so far :o
It feels so great! ^_^
It was a big relief to see the awesome review scores from worldwide press members. All the time and the numerous delays helped us to make a great game and it was a confirmation that hard work pays off. We're incredibly thankful for everyone who believed in us and stayed around until we finally finished the game. We made it for you! <3

Launch Party!
Both teams from FDG and Game Atelier got together and celebrated the launch on Dec.4 in Paris. It was a BIG day for us!
Both teams got together and Banjo Guy Ollie joined us, too! Awesome!
The party was packed with lovely people celebrating Monster Boy launch!
Monster Boy is out in the wild!
It was so cool and amazing to find many beautiful physical edition pictures on social media. We're really happy you're enjoying it to the fullest. <3
Photo from Twitter user Cathouette ^_^ (@madcathou)
Last but not least we'd like to invite you to party with us right now! Please enjoy this beautiful Monster Boy cover from Banjo Guy Ollie

Please recommend Monster Boy to your friends so we can send 'love and joy' to all the players around the world :-)

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Spidey981 on :

Bonjour à toute l'équipe de Game Atelier et FDG. Par où commencer ? Il y a environ 5 ans j'ai découvert ce projet qui été un simple hommage à Wonder Boy avec un petit hamster et des décors tout simple. Puis au fil du temps le projet à été modifié, de nombreuses fois avec de nombreux report. Mais après cette attente interminable je découvre un jeu somptueux, des décors et des animations absolument magnifiques. En ce moment je suis à environ à 60% de la carte . Mais je veux le finir à 100%, découvrir chaqued recoins, chaques coffres, améliorer tout les équipements. Lorsque je joue, je n'arrive pas à lâcher ma manette, c'est tellement agréable, tellement prenant. Je ne trouverai jamais assez de mots pour exprimer ce que je ressens. Vous avez rendu bien plus qu'un simple hommage à la licence Wonder Boy, c'est une véritable lettre d'amour. Il a 5 ans c'était une chenille plutôt mignonne, mais aujourd'hui elle c'est transformée en un magnifique papillon.

Spidey981 on :

Hello to the whole Game Atelier and FDG team. Where to start? About 5 years ago I discovered this project which was a simple tribute to Wonder Boy with a small hamster and very simple sets. Then over time the project was modified, many times with many postponements. But after this endless wait I discover a sumptuous game, absolutely magnificent scenery and animations. Right now I'm about 60% of the card. But I want to finish it 100%, discover every nook and cranny, every chest, improve all the equipment. When I play, I can't let go of my controller, it's so pleasant, so exciting. I can never find enough words to express what I feel. You have paid much more than just a tribute to the Wonder Boy license, it is a true love letter. He was 5 years old it was a pretty cute caterpillar, but today it has turned into a beautiful butterfly.

FDG, Thomas on :

Thank you so much, Spidey! It fills us with great joy to hear you're having a lot of fun with the game. We can all celebrate together the existence of this game, which would've never happened without the many fans and friends like you who stayed around and pushed us to the very end of the production. cheers!

Junior on :

Well, I just like to thank you for all the effort. The time was worth by far! this game is what I was waiting for since back then when I was still a little child. I got a question for you tho, is there going to be updates with new content ahead? and also any plans for monsterboy 2? thank you !

FDG, Thomas on :

Thank you for playing and enjoying Monster Boy together with us! Right now we don't have additional content planned but we'll see. ^_^ For now we're working on a patch that fixes some things which have been discovered since the launch of the game. We want to support the game at the highest possible level

Joe E Tata on :

I just want to say Thanks. Back in the 80 - early 90s I was a Sega kid and the Wonderboy games were my favorite. I have been waiting for over 25 years for a sequel and now it is finally here. And not only that, it’s awesome, this could be the best and most ultimate Wonderboy game! So thank you for making a childhood dream come true!

FDG, Thomas on :

..and we thank *you*! Thank you for supporting us and playing this all-new adventure. Please enjoy it to the fullest! :-)

JJ on :

Congratulations and thank you to FDG, Game Atelier, Ryuichi Nishizawa-San & anyone else involved in making our Monster World dreams come true.

Brilliant game.


FDG, Thomas on :

So happy to hear you're enjoying it JJ. cheers!

Ed Mace on :

I am so very happy for the developers of this amazing game that has brought endless joy to a gaming planet.The astounding reviews continue to come in for this game at an alarming rate. The sales of this product will, if not already, be off the charts. Literally years in the making by hard working professionals, it’s no surprise that the game is such a success. Compared to the tireless efforts of these talented developers, I can only smile at the fact of actually being involved, although in such a minuscule way, in providing a teeny,tiny portion of the game’s audio fun. Here’s to continued success and lots of game purchases over the holidays!!

FDG, Thomas on :

Thank you for being part of the team, Ed! The game has so many components in it and each one is very important for the complete experience and to be able to enjoy it to the fullest. We're very happy that the game fills many hearts with joy!

Ed Mace on :

I agree Thomas! The joy has only just begun and hasn’t even started to break the surface and simply WOW everyone! It is rapidly making its mark in fun gaming history. I’m so proud of you all!

Dimitri Zikos on :

I know that childhood is a thing that can be reimagined but not truly revived. There is something magic in the kids eyes and point of view that makes memories become golden ones. There are very few things that can revive those feelings and excitement, and you have succeeded to make the game one of these. Monster boy and the cursed kingdom is not just a new entry to the monster land series, but a true love letter to the series that does not only honor them, but manages to better them. Most of the retro based revivals are seen by the critique as good efforts but...there is always a but... Reading reviews for monster boy, I realize that the press, while acknowledging its roots, sees the game as a standalone winner. New players and metroidvania, 2d platforming fans of all ages will enjoy the game. Those younger audiences would never appreciate the 8/16bit titles the way that us older caravans do. They need something like monster boy to connect: And you gave to them this game. My instagram page is prospectively_retro.spective . Looking at the old memorable titles but at the same time looking into the future. This is exactly what you have achieved with the game, and I love you!

FDG, Thomas on :

It fills me with great joy to read your feedback about Monster Boy. I'm so happy that you're enjoying it and that you experience a real throwback into your childhood. Thank you for supporting us and for playing the game. We hope you'll remember this game forever! :-)

ZhadoTom on :

I missed out on the launch as I was hoping for the PC release too, feels bad, been waiting for a real return since monster world 3! I am glad it is reviewing well however, the few reviews I've watched have been extremely positive and some were not familiar with the wonder boy franchise prior.

FDG, Thomas on :

Thank you ZhadoTom, we gave our best! We'll make a great PC release next year so please look forward to that!

abe on :

Love the game so far

also love how that opening movie is basically a 90s cartoon opening

Herald on :

Thank you for this amazing game!
I've waited 25 years for another game in the Wonder boy series and Monster boy is perfect!

I wanted Monster Boy more then any other game this year and that includes RDR2(!)

FDG, Thomas on :

Thank you so much!!! Please enjoy it to the fullest!

Jorge Cabral on :

So the game starts. Coming out of the house. I’m looking around and instantly recognize wonderboy 2 starting area. Even with its secret door. Already playing with a smile on my face at this point. And when you reach the first area and are hit with the music from wonderboy 3. At this point. It’s a no doubt that this is like a love letter to the wonderboy series. A series I hold and love dearly since a child. I keep playing. And this is the sequel I’ve been wanting and hoping for years. Thank you guys for making this game. It’s quickly becoming one of my favourites.

FDG, Thomas on :

Thank you so much for playing Monster Boy! We're very happy to hear back from fellow Wonder Boy fans who enjoy this all-new adventure ! ^_^

Clint on :

I love that this game exists and I really hope it does well. While I believe it deserves the $40 price tag, I believe in our day we're frankly a bit spoiled with many good games at better prices. The most popular indie games such as Celeste, Stardew Valley, Hollow Knight, and Dead Cells to name a few all started at $20 or less. I can't help but worry that there are many like me who, despite a huge interest in the game, can't justify the current price due to so much other content I have yet to play. I just hope that when a sale goes live the general hype will still be high enough for people to get the game. (I'm clearly no expert, but) I believe the best long-term strategy would be to get this game in as many hands as possible. The quality and enjoyment of the game appears to be outstanding and it would make a statement for what your team is capable of.

FDG, Thomas on :

Hi Clint,
thank you for your kind words. We're aware that players wish the game would be cheaper, but the production value of Monster Boy is too high to sell it at $20. It would give the wrong signal to the industry. Of course we could've made a cheaper game by making simpler graphics, shorter levels and less high profile music tracks but we aimed for maximum quality with a playtime of 20 hours of highly varied gameplay, highest quality graphics +cutscenes and an intense soundtrack from well known artists. We're happy with the initial sales and we made this product for a long lifecycle. We may release a free demo in the future. ;-)

Clint on :

I'm happy to hear that you've had good initial sales, and I understand your perspective. Thanks for the reply, and for the great game!

nickarino on :

pc version date?

FDG, Thomas on :

We don't have an exact PC release date yet, we currently plan to release it sometime in Q1/19

JMJ on :

Not sure where to report bugs, but I have an issue with the music sheet Its a Treasure Box III. I don't have credit for collecting it and there is a ? over its location on the map, however the button that needs to be pushed down in order to start the time event for it is pushed down already and I cannot reactivate it. So I have no way of collecting it again.

FDG, Thomas on :

Hi JM, you can report Bugs to If possible please send a screenshot. About the Question mark: This glitch will be fixed with the next patch coming soon. Do you have the music sheet in your inventory?

Alan on :

Hi Monster Boy team,
Enjoying the game...already at "The Volcano" where the timed platforming sure is tough! Just a quick question: do you plan to release the soundtrack to the game?

Leonardo Ritter Tusi on :

sorry for bad english

just got an strange glitch , 3 quest marks remains in my map even after opend the chest (2 in volcano and 1 in haunted mansion), that is taking me away from 100% completation!!!
well this is just to notice you, maybe is just me or maybe is happening to more people!!

The real motive im here is just to congrat you people for this epic game! by far the best metroidvania (even better than iconoclasts !!!!!) Play masterpieces like this one i just one of the better things in life! you guys have my respect now and I will suport your next projects for sure!

(just waiting for the speedruns on youtube to have more fun!!)

FDG, Thomas on :

Thank you for reporting this, Leonardo. We actually found a glitch in the game that must've caused your issue too. It will be fixed in the upcoming patch and it won't take a long time. They're already sent to console platform holders for checks.

Sameer on :

Hi team, thanks so much for the wonderful (pun intended) game!

I'm not sure whether this has been asked before, so apologies if so: will you be releasing the soundtrack? The music is phenomenal, and I would love to have the mp3s to listen to while I'm driving or doing work :-)

FDG, Thomas on :

So happy to hear you're enjoying the soundtrack! ^_^ We currently don't have concrete plans to release the OST on its own but we're looking into it after all the fantastic feedback on it.

Ianuzzo on :

My copies arrived today. I've played it for about half an hour now and it's brilliant. The graphics , sound and gameplay is perfect. The amount of detail on every little thing is absolutely incredible. I'm playing it on a beamer with a 123 inch projection and it still looks stunning. This is , for me, the game of the year !

FDG, Thomas on :

Wow it must be awesome to play on such a big screen, please enjoy it to the fullest! Thank you for the kind feedback ^_^

nickarino on :

I would like to play it on my pc connected to an 80-inch uhd, could you give me more precise news for the release? Thanks, best wishes and congratulations !!!

Matthew Storm on :

Can you play this game without having played previous games in the series?

FDG, Thomas on :

Yes, absolutely! You can fully enjoy and understand this game without knowing the prequels.

abraham on :

Just finished the game, it was just wonderful. Once I started playing I could NOT put it down. It was just pure fun. Some of the puzzles made me Seethe in rage but thats a good thing. And that ending was just amazing. Out of curiosity from that last pic (won't say what it is for spoilers). Are you guys hoping to do a sequel?

FDG, Thomas on :

Thank you so much, Abraham! I'm very happy to hear you enjoyed the game and played it to the end! Yes, the last pic may be relevant for a sequel (if that happens). ;-)

rez on :

But you have forgetted Ps Vita users... :-(

Dimitri Zikos on :

PS Vita is a neglected system by sony itself and will soon have no online support. Releasing a game for the psvita at this point is completely pointless. You will be able to enjoy the game on your pc in a few months if you do not own any of the three main consoles.

Gordman on :

Thank you guys and girls for that amazing release!
I´m going to wait until a physical release is comng to Europe. Looking forward to it ^.^

Marcus Lange on :

I just want to thank you for making this great game. I was a Sega kid and Wonder Boy / Monsterworld was one of my favorite series. So I’ve been looking forward to this ever since you announced it! And since you announced it I’ve had 2 kids of my own, the oldest is 3 years and she loves watching me play Monster Boy, she says it’s the best and most exciting game! It’s great to be able to share something from my childhood with her like that.
Having kids severely limits the time I have to dedicate to gaming, Monster Boy is actually the only game I purchased this year, and I did it on release day!
I hope you make a sequel, because you guys are good at this, and I hope this franchise lives on!
Again, thank you!


Thank you! Merci! Parabéns!
This game is a masterpiece! Congratulations!
Thanks for the brazilian version!
Keep going, we'll support you!

Stephen on :

Will there be a digital or physical release of the soundtrack? The game's soundtrack is awesome!

GSandSDS on :

Congratulations! I am still waiting for the PC release in Q1 2019 and full of anticipation.

Btw.: The windows with the four heroes in the first village; aren't the first two heroes from the left supposed to be the same person (Tom-Tom from WB1, 2 and 3)? Or is the second hero supposed to be from Monster Lair?

abraham schneider on :

I think that was an American translation error of the first two heroes being the same guy

GSandSDS on :

Maybe... Interestingly, in Lizard Cube's remake of "The Dragon's Trap", when you choose the male hero, it says that the hero has "traded his skateboard for a sword and chield". The skateboard was one of Tom-Tom's iconic items in WB1. Of course nobody says that two different people cannot have their own skateboards, but I still think it's at least a reference to WB1 and the english handbook's claims that both heroes are the same.

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