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New Look: Human form gets an update

We've updated the main character sprite (human form). While working on the game we always try to improve things and we received several opinions about the human form of Monster Boy. We believe this new design looks better so we updated our game assets accordingly.

new version with updated eyes and hair

the old sprite

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darkstorm on :

It's better, but still pretty off if you're aiming old school - should really be more super deformed/chibi, with much bigger eyes, assuming that's what you're going for

minitad on :

Well, it's very nice, i really like it! ^^

Nester the Lark on :

I like it! It looks a lot more polished. I like the outfit better, too.

Oh, and this is your regular reminder that the game NEEDS to be on Wii U. ;-)

By the way, I was wondering how involved Mr. Nishizawa is with this game. Is it just an advisory role, or is it more hands-on?

FDG, Thomas on :

Thank you NtL and everyone for the feedback!

Nishizawa-san has an important advisory role, he isn't coding the game but he gives valuable feedback.

Logbomb on :

Excellent, looks great and is an improvement. I am enjoying the graphics style of what we have seen so far.

Recyclable on :

This looks fantastic! Can't wait for more!

Moonblade on :

Love the visuals so far and the character definitely looks more polished and better, great job! I wouldn't mind if someone could mention the odds of a PS3, X-Box 360 and Wii U release, i have my fingers cross for the PS3 but even if it doesn't i'm still stoked and getting this game.

Rez on :

Please port this game also for Ps Vita!!! Thanks

minitad on :

I'd love a port on psvita! This title would be just perfect on this device..Is it scheduled? If not, please consider it, will you? :-)

FDG, Thomas on :

PS Vita is considered, but I can't confirm anything yet..

Omnibot2000 on :

Yes, I like it :-)
Can't wait to play this on my Vita.

Any chances for a physical release on PS Vita? Maybe some limited collector's edition? That would be even better ...

Eden on :

Ps Vita version please!!!! It will be perfect game for great portable like Ps Vita! Thanks thanks thanks

Hamish on :

Looks really great. Whats the ETA for the PS4 release?

FDG, Thomas on :

We're currently moving some milestones back to have more time to get the best possible quality..we hope to release towards Q4 this year, though.

StillAlive on :

I'm guessing the sprite was altered to look less like Shion from "Wonder Boy in Monster World". They've been completely honest about this being a MW title in all but name, but they still have to keep Sega-Sammy off their backs.

Alan on :

The hair and eyes look nice.

but I think the character would look a lot better with armor and a metal shield. keep the purple pants and boots the same as in the "new sprite".

FDG, Thomas on :

Thanks! :-) You'll be able to wear different kinds of armor and weapon during the game so you'll see the character with all kinds of equipment - including the metal shield from the other screen.

LordKaiser on :

I like both designs, This one looks younger and more agile without the heavy armor and also it has less blue. He now looks like a boy set on a journey than a seasoned warrior.

Colin on :

Looks heaps better I reckon. Make sure you keep a medieval look and I don't mind a modern look, as long as the game play is true then that is the main thing, everything else is secondary.

Streamer2k on :

Yes, much better! Great job, I like the new one.
Thanks a lot for this game. I love Wonderboy saga! ^^

Kabuki on :

Yes he's better, very good ^^

I can't wait to play this game. Good luck

LordKaiser on :

Alright I missed the part about equipment being displayed. That's awesome!

Jhony Ero Sennin on :

Wonderboy 3 the dragon´s trap is my favorite game of all time. I hope this great game you're doing with great enthusiasm.
Will there be PC version?

FDG, Thomas on :

Hi Jhony, yes we also plan to release it on PC

pckid on :


it's great, but i prefer the old look.

I can't wait to play this continue serie !

Reggie on :

I wish the eyes were larger and more "anime inspired" like the original Wonderboy/Monsterland concepts. The face feels like a western interpretation of a Japanese design.

Also, the sword arm looks very odd in that image, since the shoulder sprite is not being drawn at the proper angle (probably a product of the puppet animation system you are using). The arm looks like it is not connected to the body. The hand has a similar problem where the angle of the hand and the position of the sword hilt is a bit off, making it look like his hand is upside down.

Still, very excited to see the final game.

Vincent on :

Thank you for doing this. This is one of my most beloved franchises and I'm thrilled to see it being revitalized. Definite improvement of the main character model by the way. Can't wait to see what you do with this. I'm sure you will give it the respect that it deserves.

FDG, Thomas on :

Thank you for the positive feedback! We give our best! :-)

Segamer on :

They both look horrible. Neither capture the charm of the original Wonder Boy sprite. It looks like the art assets from Oceanhorn, another FDG game, were recycled. The magic of Wonder Boy is lost on this one sprite.

Dannagar on :

I can see you put a lot of work into this game. The character still looks like the flying hampster. May as well go the extra mile and make it looks like Wonder boy.

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