Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World Launches Later This Month

Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World arrives on PS4 and Switch on May 28, 3 exclusive versions available through Strictly Limited Games

Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World

Publisher ININ Games has announced that Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World will launch on PS4 and Nintendo Switch on May 28th, 2021. Retail editions for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 will be priced at $39.99 and include the original Monster World IV exclusively.

Developed by Tokyo-based STUDIOARTDINK, the game is a completely remastered version of the Mega Drive exclusive Wonder Boy IV. With series creator Ryuichi Nishizawa at the helm, the game features a host of updates, including vibrant cel-shaded visuals and refined gameplay mechanics.

In case you missed it, last month the publisher has released a trailer showcasing some of the new voice work included in the game. Meet the colorful cast of characters Asha will encounter in her adventure in the trailer below:

In addition to the digital and standard retail versions, 3 limited editions for Switch and PS4 can exclusively be pre-ordered from German retailer and publisher Strictly Limited Games. Each include the original Monster World IV:

  • The Limited Edition is available for €39.99 and includes an exclusive color manual & reversible box art.
  • The Collector’s Edition includes terrific items like the Monster World Map, 2x soundtrack (Original & Remix), Artbook, a Squishy Ball Pepelogoo, and more (€99.99).
  • The Mega Collector’s Edition celebrates the origins of the game and includes everything from the CE and even more fantastic items like the Asha and Pepelogoo Figurine (18cm / 7.1″), Asha Pixel Pin, a Vinyl Sticker for your console, and more (€179.99).


So, do you look forward to taking control of Asha and her sidekick Pepelogoo when Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World releases later this month? As a big fan of the 16-bit original, I know I’m excited to dive into this overhauled adventure. As always, we love to hear what you think. Be sure to sound off in the comments below and let us know.

Frank has been the caffeine-fueled evil overlord of HeyPoorPlayer since 2008. He speaks loudly and carries a big stick to keep the staff of the HPP madhouse in check. A collector of all things that blip and beep, he has an extensive collection of retro consoles and arcade machines crammed into his house. Currently playing: Chorus (XSX), Battlefield 2042 (XSX), Xeno Crisis (Neo Geo)

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