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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.

JJ

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!

Ryu on :

Please, don't forget to support 21:9 resolutions!

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

nickarino on :

thanks a lot

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 support@fdg-entertainment.com 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.

shaun gilchrist on :

This game is incredible! The wait was absolutely worth it. When is the next one coming out?

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.

D2 on :

I would love this on Vita too, but it wouldn’t be viable for them to spend time porting the game on that platform. If you have a PS4 it should be possible to stream it to Vita using remote-play. Not the same as a native version, but a nice option none the less. If I didn’t have a Switch! I’d likely play it like this myself.

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!

FDG, Thomas on :

Thank you so much, Marcus. It fills me with great joy to read your positive feedback and it's a great honor to hear that Monster Boy was your choice in 2018. We hope you enjoy it to the fullest, together with your kids

RAFAEL SANTOS on :

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

FDG, Thomas on :

Thank you very much for the great feedback Rafael!! ^_^

Stephen on :

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

FDG, Thomas on :

Thank you very much, Stephen. A separate Soundtrack release is currently not planned because of additional licensing, but we receive a lot of positive feedback on it so we hope to find a solution in the future. cheers!!

Stephen on :

Thomas,
Thanks for the reply! It is disappointing to hear that licensing prevents any digital or physical soundtrack from being released currently. I hope some type of licensing can be agreed upon in the future.

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 http://wonderboy.wikia.com/wiki/Boy

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.

Nester the Lark on :

Actually, according to an old interview with Nishizawa at HG101, it's the other way around.

https://hg101.kontek.net/wonderboy/wonderboy-interview.htm
(The formatting is messed up since it hasn't been converted to the new site, so it's hard to read.)

Here's the part I'm referring to:
"[HG101] Is the character from Wonder Boy (Tom Tom), supposed to be the same character from Wonder Boy in Monster Land (Bocke)?

[Nishizawa] I'll leave it your imagination whether they are the same character.

By the way, TomTom and Tanya are not the names that I originally gave them. They were initially called Bocke and Tina. Tom Tom may be the name given by Sega for the overseas editions."

So, yeah, they can be interpreted as the same character (which I personally prefer), but hey, there's no rule that says the same guy can't have two windows. ;-)

FDG, Thomas on :

We took a bit of artistic freedom to make the story more accessible for a new generation of players. :-)

Christopher Lane on :

Congratulations to all of you on your game successfully coming out. I been waiting for it to come out eversince I first came here and saw all your news and change ups making the game. I can't wait till I can finally get the game myself and play it. It looks fun.
From what I seen on Twitch Streams. People are enjoying it and solving its challenges, and I really like the music and sights of the Monster World you all put together. Thank you.
Keep doing your best everyone. 0.0/

FDG, Thomas on :

Thank you very much, Christopher. We're so happy about the positive feedback, it's great to hear from players who enjoy Monster Boy.

D2 on :

I just want to congratulate the team on this wonderful game. I grew up playing the Wonder Boy games so you can imagine how excited I was to first hear about this game when it was first announced. The end product is nothing short of incredible! Everything from the artwork, animation, music, level design etc etc are all incredible. This is simply one of the best Metroidvania games I have ever played and I sincerely hope it is a massive financial success! I love this project so much I purchased it for Switch!, Xbox One X and PS4 Pro. I will also eventually buy it for PC to show my support! I hope this team will be making other games in the future! Bravo!

FDG, Thomas on :

Wow, thank you so much for your incredible support!!

Mattias on :

Best game ever!

Thomas Kern on :

Thank you!! ^_^

Joshua Copeland on :

This looks like a great mixture of The Dragon's Trap (SMS), Wonderboy in Monster World (Genesis), and new stuff. Looks *awesome*! I don't have any of the current consoles so I have to wait for the PC release. I am hoping your estimation of Q1 2019 comes true, that is not too long to wait. Wooohooooo! :-) :) :-)

FDG, Thomas on :

Thank you! We're looking forward to welcome you as a new player in 2019 when Monster Boy releases on PC. ^_^

JJ on :

So far ive played MB and am currently up to the volcano and will not give up until i beat it.
My sentiments echo others in that MBATCKingdom is the best game ive played in years. Hoping so much for sequels.
Very good game but lord almighy some difficult sections can be demonic lol.
The upgradability of gear is very fun. Volcano music is my fav so far.
Will buy on PC also.

FDG, Thomas on :

Thank you so much for the positive feedback! Yes, the volcano is challenging but sooo rewarding when you beat it! Please enjoy the rest of the game ^_^

LordKaiser on :

https://youtu.be/YMrxmO2Ezv8

Please fix this bug/glitch, I took a video capture of it with my PS4. Apart from this the game is fantastic and it's the best in the Wonder Boy series so far.

BTW It's nice that you got a good score but please try to not pay so much attention to journalist scores as they're becoming irrelevant with the time.

FDG, Thomas on :

Hi LordKaiser,
thank you for reporting this bug! We'll keep improving the game and I forwarded it to the team. Thank you for playing Monster Boy!

Antony on :

Hi, will you release a phisical box for european market? The game is selling well and it is difficult to find , also import, so would be the case to print more copies and also for the european market? thank you (i refer to nintendo switch edition)

FDG, Thomas on :

Hi Antony, thank you for your message! Unfortunately the physical release is USA only but there are some import shops in Europe that sell the game so you don't have to worry about customs or anything. For example this shop in Germany has the game available on Switch: http://www.nippondreams.com

Víctor on :

I'm a big Metroidvania fan. I had just played Hollow Knight and Guacamelee 2 before this game caught my interest- I had enjoyed The Dragon's Trap last year and hey, it wasn't the same devs but it was the same series so it had to be good, right? Only one thing ticked me off the wrong way- at 40€, it was double the price as the otehr games I had mentioned, so it better be good enough to warrant it.

Well, it has met my expectations. I have just 100%ed it and boy was it enjoyable. It's long enough to have variety without dragging on, all the challenges are reasonable (glares at Hollow Knight), the art is super nice, the bosses have entertaining puzzle patterns without being "just use weapon to win" and my god the music is gorgeous. I hope you solve the licensing issues to release it as the Dragon's Trap team did, it's just that good. I almost cried when listening to Sakuraba's incredible final boss theme.

I have to compliment you on the final dunegon, especially- every challenge seemed intractable at first until something clicked and suddenly it all amde sense and I could beat the room in question without getting hurt. That's the difficulty I was looking for. The game is great. Thank you for making it.

FDG, Thomas on :

Hi Victor, thank you very much for sharing your positive impressions! We're very happy to hear that you enjoyed Monster Boy and also finished it already! Congratulations and Happy New Year 2019!

James Dba on :

Hello,

first I got to say merci beaucoup for the wonderful game. It was a really long wait but it was well worth it.
I just finished it at 100% and I can't actually find anything wrong with the game. I spent hours and hours trying to find every treasures and now that it's over I just can't wait for more...

I played major games like spider-man, or red dead redemption 2 but for me this has just become my game of the year.
Congrats for a great game and I hope it sells well... :-)

FDG, Thomas on :

Congratulations on 100% and thank you very much for your positive feedback. We're overjoyed to hear from your great experience with Monster Boy. ^_^

Timo Schmidt on :

Thank you for this great game!

I preordered it from germany at Amazon.com in August and now I played it for hours.
This is more than a Tribute to Wonderboy, for me its the best title from the series!

Hope, you can reach your own high level and ideas in a maybe sequel!
Do not experiment in 3D, the 2D Artwork is perfect!

My game of the year 2018!

Best wishes for 2019!

Greetings from germany!

Timo

FDG, Thomas on :

Hi Timo, many thanks for your amazing feedback. It feels really great to get the positive feedback from veteran players who also know the Wonder Boy series. It means a lot to us, thank you for playing! ^_^

Vein on :

Hi,

also i have play the Game, but I'm not happy about the Glitches! I have no Internet on my PS4 and a lame Connection here, too. Now i have a physical Copy with all the Glitches. Thank you! :-(

It's a good Game, yes. But my Motivation for the Game sinks massive. I can now not 100% arrived because a Glitch with a music sheet in the haunted Manor that i can't collected ( for example Piano Puzzle).

I hope that you will bring a fixed Version of the Game on Disc!

I was very happy as the Game finally released and now a Disc Version full of Glitches.

It's pity. I was hopefully that the late Disc Release a unglitched Version release to us.

Greets from Germany

FDG, Thomas on :

Hi Vein, sorry to hear about your trouble with the updating process. The update on PS4 is about 200MB so maybe now after the holidays, your Internet is faster? Please try to load the patch again.

nickarino on :

pc version? quick quick please

FDG, Thomas on :

Hi Nickarino, thank you for your interest in Monster Boy PC edition. We're working on it^^

shion on :

There is no hope for PlayStation Vita? It's my only console,i don't like to play with home consoles. Excuse for my English.
Thanks

FDG, Thomas on :

Hi Shion ( I see what you did there ;-)),
unfortunately the game will not release on the PS Vita. We hope you'll eventually get the amazing Nintendo Switch next. :-)

blade on :

way to go guys for killing wonderboy the insane difficulty after the volcano makes this game unbearable to play this is not how a wonderboy game should be. it should be mellow and fun to play this is nothing like dragons trap.

FDG, Thomas on :

Hi Blade, can you specify the volcano room in which you have trouble? In general we recommend to equip the ice equipment for a reduced damage against lava. Also notice the ceramic pots with magic symbols on it, they exchange magic bullets with life hearts and you can also use the town portal staff from within the volcano which generates a portal anywhere between volcano and town.

Vein on :

Hi,

no i have no Internet on my Console. And the Connection is after holidays lame, too. I hope that you released a Disc Version with all Patches include. German Version (i have see it that in the 1.Quartal the German Disc Version?) Maybe here all Patches include?

Greets

FDG, Thomas on :

Hi Vein,
every version was tested with a completion of 100% before submitting it to Sony/Nintendo/Microsoft. However, not patching the game increases the risk that you run into a bug or glitch. One major bug that was fixed after release was a quest progress bug that could occur after Haunted Mansion (in the case of not following the quest markers). The physical release is limited to the Day1 edition and right now there are no plans of reprinting it. If we work on a new physical release (currently we don't have anything to announce), it would be always based on the latest version available, which means patches are included.

JJ on :

Hello. I have one question, what happened to helmets/headgear? In early screenshots there was some great looking helms. Not a nitpick, just a curiosity :-)

FDG, Thomas on :

We didn't like the helmets as they covered the face/head too much and transforming between characters was less satisfying because the visual change was less apparent. Also we liked the hair-play animation which made the character look more dynamic (e.g. lion/human). Another reason was that we didn't see a big benefit of another defense related stats upgrade so we changed the helmets to bracelets which had a more universal magical stat upgrade. That made the gear more fun to buy, use and combine.

Michael Keramea on :

would be awesome if you remake the very first wonderboy.

Timo Schmidt on :

There was allready a remake called "Wonderboy Returns".

Deef on :

Avant toute chose 10000 mercis pour cet extraordinaire hommage que j’ai adoré, je le trouve même encore meilleur que le remake du wonder 3 qui était déjà grandiose.
J’essaie de faire les 100% mais en ayant terminé le jeu et tout exploré il me reste une partition de Ollie impossible à récupérer sur la baie des pirate car l’activateur reste enfoncé (j’etais Certain d’ailleurs de l’avokrnprise Pendant ma partie..).
Et dans le manoir hanté, étant donné que le pingouin n’est plus disponible pour nous accompagner après avoir fini le jeu, deux coffres accessibles uniquement avec l’aide du pingouin ne peuvent plus être récupérés, frustrant :-(

N.b: Dommage que l’on ne puisse pas sauvegarder différentes parties, une nouvelle partie écraserait l’ancienne sauvegarde :-(

Fabien - Game Atelier on :

Bonjour,

Merci pour votre message, on est vraiment ravis de lire que vous appréciez Monster Boy!

Pour la partition de Ollie chez les pirates: cela sera corrigé dans un patch qui arrivera très prochainement.

Pour le manoir hanté: avez-vous regardé le miroir qui se trouve au RDC à gauche du hall d'entrée?

Enfin, le système de multi-sauvegardes sera également ajouté dans le prochain patch.

Merci pour votre patience et bon jeu!

Deef on :

Oops honte à moi je n’avais pas vu la possibilité d’interagir avec le miroir pour le faire revenir, donc il ne me manque plus que le patch pour la partition d’ollie et la le multi-save merci beaucoup pour le support et le suivi des correctifs du jeu !

Ayou on :

Bonjour,

Est-ce que vous allez sortir des versions physiques en europe? et specialement en france?

Merci

Fabien - Game Atelier on :

Bonjour,

Non pas de version boîte européenne prévue. Pour rappel la version boîte US est compatible sur toutes les PS4 et Switch et contient la langue française. On vous conseille de la prendre chez Trader Games, Amazon US ou PlayAsia.

Theo Lopes Varaschin on :

Hey, Michael Keramea! There already is a remake of the very first Wonder Boy game. It’s made by South Korean company CFK and it’s available via PSN (PS4) and Steam (PC). The name of this game is “Wonder Boy Returns”.

ALFREDO on :

Just finished the game Fantastic What a great game I definitely got the platnum trophy I'll see you guys in 2023 hopefully with the sequel to monsterboy

FDG, Thomas on :

Hi Alfredo,

congratulations and thank you for playing Monster Boy! You've been with us on this blog for a long time now and it makes me happy that you're also among the first to finish it :-)

David on :

I have finished the game couple of days ago and it has exceed my expectacions, thank you very much for creating such an amazing game!! Wonder Boy is my favourite saga and this game is a dream come true that I was waiting for so long, I hope you can continue working on this saga and keep it alive!

FDG, Thomas on :

Thank you so much, David! It's awesome to hear about your positive experience with Monster Boy, especially as Wonder Boy veteran! ^_^

BFK on :

Hello, I had sent a list of bugs and feedback to the support team about last week. Could you confirm if it has been received? (# Issue: 0022229)

Thank you!

FDG, Thomas on :

Hi BFK, thank you very much for sending feedback to our support. They all got forwarded to the dev team and you'll soon also receive a response (the support team is working through all communication that stacked during holidays).

colruyt55000 on :

Epic launch yes , but what about the pc gamers ?

There is no anymore info at al about the pc version except a vague Q1 2019 release date on steam .

Please give more info to the pc community cause many pc gamers also waiting your game . There is plenty people who are not playing on console also .

Thank you for your understanding .

FDG, Thomas on :

We're working on the PC Version but first we need to improve the code base. Here's an excerpt from what I posted on ResetEra boards:

Right now we're still working on improving the first time experience for many console users and some bugs and glitches came up that we want to fix before taking the code and building the PC version based on that. We also plan to add more savegame slots for Switch players first. In the near future we plan to release 1.0.4 to all consoles with many bugs/glitches fixed that came up during Christmas/New Year player feedback and reports. Then we add saveslots and an anti-flashing light option for players with epilepsy/sensitivity to light flashes. Finally, when we finish the PC port we'll try to add 120Hz and 21:9 support. It will take some time and we'll announce an exact date for PC later. Thank you for your patience!

nickarino on :

Objectively, it seems to me exaggerated to wait for the bug fixes on the console to then launch the pc game. You have no idea how many people are criticizing your choice, remember the real players are on PC and not on the console. best regards

colruyt55000 on :

Well i am half agree with you .

Pc version could be release before fixing bugs on consoles . Even if pc version suffer of those little bugs , pc version could be update at the same time of console versions .
Here the state is that we have to wait before playing this game and that can take long time .
Since monster boy it is a reboot of Wonderboy it is definately a game wich will sell better on steam and on pc since pc gamers are players that played in there childhood the real wonderboy in arcade not like the kids who are playing on console and dont even know the original wonderboy .

Anon on :

Yup. I'm one of those guys who doesn't own any consoles and loves the originals and has been waiting for news on the PC release. I'm glad I finally got some news in this thread. Now I know that it's still a pretty far way off, so I shouldn't keep checking for a date on my Steam wishlist every single day, lol.

Timo Schmidt on :

I'm stuck at 99,7% because of a bug (already reported) at the beach were I messed up to get a music sheet at the first try.
Can't press the button again to retry.

Any news, when the next update will be released?

But still a great game, I sure replay it again!

My Wonderboy History:

Wonderboy (Arcade)
Wonderboy in Monsterland (Commodore Amiga 500)
Wonderboy 3 Monster Lair (Arcade)
Wonderboy 3 Dragons Trap (Sega Game Gear)
Wonderboy in Monstworld (Sega Mega Drive)

Still hope to get a Sequel to the best game of the series:

Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom

Thank you very much for this game!

FDG, Thomas on :

Thank you very much for your positive feedback and sorry about the bug. We don't have a release date for the next update yet but it won't take very long it's in testing now and the patch will fix the bug that you encountered with the music sheet.

Syl on :

Félicitations à toute l'équipe ! J'avoue avoir été plutôt sceptique en suivant le projet de loin, je n'aurais jamais pensé à une telle qualité au final. Je m'incline, Monster Boy égale même, voire dépasse, le magnifique remake de the Dragon's Trap. Un bel exemple d'évolution, de prise en compte des feedbacks des internautes, de remises en question, de dépassement. Encore bravo et merci !

Fabien - Game Atelier on :

Merci beaucoup pour votre message et pour nous avoir suivis pendant la production de Monster Boy. On est vraiment ravis de voir que le résultat final vous plaise.
En vous souhaitant de belles heures d'aventure sur Monster Boy!

GSandSDS on :

I was taking a trip home using the U-Bahn (subway transit raitl system) of Berlin yesterday and was looking at the info screens there. And what did I see? A commercial for a video game. And these types of commercials are really rare there. It was (I think) the second commercial for a video game I've ever seen in the U-Bahn. And what game was it? Monster Boy. :-)

FDG, Thomas on :

That's so cool, right? Thanks for noticing - we need more video game commercials in the U-Bahn!! :-)

Ryan on :

Can't wait to experience this amazing game on steam. I have 749 games in my collection and this will make the final game I will buy as I doubt I will live long enough to play all that I already have;-)
What an amazingly detailed and brilliant game to go out on when it comes!

MrThunderwing on :

As a huge fan of Wonderboy The Dragon's Trap on the Sega Master System and Wonderboy in Monster World on the Megadrive I've been looking forward to this game for ages and so far I'm absolutely loving it. I actually downloaded it at the start of the month, but wanted to wait until I had a Saturday afternoon free to really my sink my teeth into it. Hearing the reworked overland music from The Dragon's Trap, all the familiar but beautifully recreated enemy types and the familiar sound effects genuinely nearly brought a little tear of happiness to my eye. The puzzles and bosses encountered so far have also been well executed. I enjoyed seeing Banjo Guy Ollie in there as well. Great work to all involved at FDG, the high Metacritic score is well deserved.

FDG, Thomas on :

Thank you! I'm happy to hear you're enjoying the game so far! ^_^

Dedg on :

J’ai fini Monster Boy à 100 % et je dois dire que je me suis régalé du début à la fin !
On sent de suite que ce jeu a été réalisé par de vrais fans de Wonder Boy tant le jeu recrée cette ambiance hors du commun et tous les petits clins d’oeil parsemés par ci par là.
Un grand bravo à toute votre équipe, l’attente fut longue mais « putain » que c’était bon.
Si je devais faire un reproche, je n’en aurais qu’un seul. Je suis resté sur ma faim lorsque j’ai réuni tout l’équipement d’or et son amélioration : le mode berserker octroie une puissance x2, ce qui est génial mais pourquoi une défense /2 ? La récompense ultime aurait été un x2 sur les l’épée et l’armure !
Ça ne reste qu’un détail ceci dit !
Encore merci à toute l’équipe et encore bravo !

Fabien - Game Atelier on :

Merci beaucoup et félicitations pour avoir terminé Monster Boy à 100%! Ravi d'entendre que l'aventure vous ait plu :-)
Effectivement le Berserker est un peu déséquilibré, c'est pourquoi dans le prochain patch la défense sera divisée par 1.5 au lieu de 2.
Donner x2 à la place aurait été un peu trop clément et fait perdre du challenge à certains passages vers la fin du jeu.
A bientôt!

Brisca on :

have you removed the writing q1 2019 from Steam, it means that there will be a delay or that is going to exit for PC? Thank you

FDG, Thomas on :

Hi Brisca,

yes we changed the writing to 2019 because we're still busy with fixing bugs and glitches in the console version. It doesn't make sense to release a PC version when we still work on the main code of the game. We'll announce a PC release date as soon as we know it. Please stay tuned and thank you for your patience.

Brisca on :

ok thnx

MD on :

The fact this game isn't out on PC yet is unacceptable.

I've heard all the excuses, how hard it is to release for all platforms, etc.
but I don't believe any of it. Sure, naive users who already own & play the
game on their consoles can repeat what you say and call people with my
viewpoint jerks but this has been a long time coming and the frustration
is justified. My anger is not misplaced and not only do I program myself but
I have seen many other companies release multi-platform simultaneously
and on time, without constant delays and excuses.

The PC is the best gaming platform for obvious reasons.
It is far more powerful & flexible than consoles.
It gets most things that come out on console, except the few exclusives.
It has far more exclusives it's self than on any console and it has graphic
and sound capabilities that will always be ahead of consoles.
The game it's self was developed on a PC and is just a 2D platformer!
PC users are being made to suffer, even though we own the best platform!

I'm sick of hearing about how hard things are. Other companies do these
things all the time. All your problems seem marketing related, not technical.
Seems like every decision to delay has been marketing, using catch
phrases like "we want to wait for a good quality release" when it is all crap
and the game could have gone out months ago, on all platforms.

All I see is everyone patting themselves on the back for how great they did
and how great the reviews are but no one is even considering the fact that
us PC users have not even got a chance to play it yet!
How do you think we feel seeing you congratulating yourselves when the
game still isn't even out for our platform yet? You know how we feel?
OFFENDED.

I don't want to see how happy you are because you made a bundle of cash
dealing with big companies like Sony and Microsoft and Nintendo.
And I don't want to hear about how the PC version sold less when the reason
for this is because by the time it comes out on PC, it will have already been
spoiled and played through and old news, no one wants to buy that!

In the future, either release everything all at once or don't do it until you can.
This game has been a nightmare for those of us who waited through
delay after delay and have been given excuse after excuse for YEARS.
Our patience has finally blossomed into anger, and justifiably so!

Seems like you view the game as already released and are already
drinking the champagne of victory and THAT is why it isn't on PC yet.
I believe that if it was the Switch instead that you had chose to delay,
you would not be behaving in this way and would have already busted
your butts to make sure it was out by now.

Utterly disappointed. 8(

DA on :

Hi everyone,
regardless of when the PC version will be released: are 4gb of ram enough to run the game (perhaps, in lowest settings)? And can we play it with a fully customizable keyboard or is it a mouse/keyboard hybrid input method?


good job at all!

FDG, Thomas on :

Hi DA, the most important part is the VRAM (requires 2GB VRAM). So if you have a computer with 4GB RAM and a GPU with 2GB VRAM it will run. You'll be able to configure the controls to your liking including mouse+keyboard.

DA on :

Thank you, Sir.
That's a welcome piece of news!

Erik on :

Hi there, FDG/Atelier crew!

Just wanted to comment on the Epic Store situation and pc-version :

PLEASE don't skip steam (or/and gog) in favor of Epic store exclusivity, no matter how great the deal might seem.
Remember that even though you could make a better profit for each sale on Epic Store, you'll reach many millions more on the other, established platforms.

Better to sell 10 million copies on steam than 1 million on Epic, right?

And one more thing : Like everybody else here, I'm eagerly awaiting news regarding the pc release of Monser Boy. I've had it in my steam wishlist since june 2018 (and on my radar since january 2014).

Yes you're busy perfecting the console versions first, and I understand you want a best possible grounding to base the pc port on, but a release date/window and pre-order option would be hugely appreciated! :-)

Changing from Q1 to only 2019 on steam only furthered the notion that this will be going through many delays, that's why we're getting a little impatient, after 5 years of waiting ;-)

I bought a Switch primarily to play this game, that's how much it's meant to me through all the waiting ;-)

Best wishes on the bugfixing and pc version porting, and all the best to the whole team!

Erik

MD on :

EXACTLY and they are going to blame the PC for not selling as much but there
are people like Erik who bought a Switch JUST TO PLAY THE GAME!

What makes the developers think that the PC doesn't sell when they don't
release it at the same time as everything else? The reason for poor sales
will have to do with the fact that as I mentioned above, the game will be ancient
history by the time it's out on PC and many of us will have just bought it for
console. That isn't the PC's fault, it's the developer's fault!

They need to make some PC exclusive extras if they want any enticement
whatsoever for anyone to buy it for PC now, and I don't mean pack-in kiddie
stuff like a poster or a toy, I mean like - new levels or a new character or
some kind of in-game feature! It is absurd to believe there is actually under
the hood stuff they still need to do for the PC that takes this long! ABSURD!

FDG, Thomas on :

Hi MD, we understand that the PC release is important to you (it is to us as well) but we're still working on the game and will release the PC version as soon as we're ready. There's no artificial delay from our side even if you don't want to believe us :-)

Regarding your theory about sales of an old game: Blossom Tales was released on PC first one year before Switch and the sales have been abysmal compared to console sales. Steam first isn't a guarantee for healthy sales, it always depends on the game.

Ryan Hayward on :

I use steam primarily and I just checked my games list ( 1062 games and counting) to see if I have Blossom Tales and yes, I do have it!!!!! :-)
I'll promise to play it this year. I only buy games recommended by magazines like PC Gamer , Edge and Game Informer so for me to have the game,you must had done okay promoting it on pc computers. I bet its awesome too :-)

Tom on :

Just keep doing your thing, guys.
It's on my Steam wishlist and I'm super looking forward to it but I've waited 25+ years for a new wonderboy, so if it takes a few extra months to come to PC, it's hardly a big deal. Maybe you can make it in time for the 30 year anniversary of WB3's western release (which I guess would be feb/march)?
Anyway, keep pushing it folks. Thanks for bringing back wonderboy and I hope sales are doing well enough that you're already pondering a sequel.

FDG, Thomas on :

Thank you for your understanding, Tom! ^_^ We'll keep pushing and hope to finish the PC version soon.

Ryan Hayward on :

Its funny as wonderboy was the very first game I played on the sega master system which my parents generously bought me for my birthday at age 7. They also bought me Global Defence which was rock hard but I managed to complete it. Wonderboy 2 was a marvel and wonderboy 3 was just plain brilliant. I'm such a huge fan and busting to play this game. Oh and for those you don't know, there is a remake of wonderboy 3 on all platforms and the graphics are absolutely amazing. I just wish they remade it by making it a different game though as the only improvement are the visuals.

FDG, Thomas on :

Hi Ryan, it's always great to hear from fellow players who experienced the originals back in the glorious days! Happy to hear you enjoyed them as much as we did! We hope you'll have a great time with Monster Boy when it releases on your platform of choice ;-)

Tony Laveyssiere on :

Salut, Y aura t il une version boite Europe?
Merci

Fabien - Game Atelier on :

Bonjour,
Non pas de version boîte européenne prévue. Pour rappel la version boîte US est compatible sur toutes les PS4 et Switch, et contient la langue française. On vous conseille de la prendre chez Trader Games, Amazon US ou Playasia.

Nate on :

Been playing this over the last several days and I just wanted to chime in and heap praise on your team for this incredible achievement. It's clear how much love and effort went into the development. I haven't finished it yet but I'm around 75% map completion and I have to say it's absolutely worth the asking price. I grew up as a Sega kid, and Wonder Boy III's non linear gameplay captured my imagination but over the last twenty or so years I became more of a Nintendo guy. After playing Monster Boy I'd proudly list it alongside Nintendo's best games and it's inspired me to go back and rediscover the whole series. Excellent work and I can't wait to see what's next from you guys.

FDG, Thomas on :

Hi Nate, thank you very much for your positive feedback and praise! We're very happy to hear that you enjoyed the game so far. ^_^

Mr. Don on :

I read in an article that you are afraid of releasing the pc version. I still do not understand if because it has bound "nintendo" or because you snub the pc gaming. Thanks for the attention !!!

FDG, Thomas on :

Hi Mr. Don! We're working on the PC version but aren't finished with it yet - which is the only reason why it's not yet available. We're neither afraid nor do we 'snub' PC gaming. Please stay tuned and thank you for your patience. ^^

Ryan Hayward on :

Retro Gamer magazine gave this game 95 percent and said it was even better than Dragon's Trap which is quite the achievement. Congratulations!!!

FDG, Thomas on :

Thank you very much for sharing this information. That's fantastic! ^_^

Erik on :

Hi there Thomas/FDG! :-)

Will there be a pre-order option for the Steam-version of the game? I know you stil have some work left on the pc-version but we fans would greatly appreciate a pre order option as soon as you settle on a release date and price :-)

Best Regards

Erik

FDG, Thomas on :

Hi Erik, thank you for checking in here! We didn't decide on pre-order setup yet but it might be possible. We're currently still focused on finishing the game for PC and then we'll take care of setting it up properly in Steam.

Erik on :

Thank you very much for the quick response :-)

The PC version will be the 4th time i buy the game (1st japanese switch eshop preorder, 2nd european switch eshop (so that my favorite game is linked to the most used nintendo account), 3rd Switch physical US import, and 4th Steam PC version when available). You deserve all the support you can get with such an amazing work of art in todays gaming world of triple-A sequels, microtransactions- and dlc-infested "junkfood"-games.
Thank you for keeping the spirit of colorful 80's and 90's action-rpg platformers alive, and for keeping the Wonder Boy/Monster World franchise relevant after all these years! :-)

Sincerely,

Erik

FDG, Thomas on :

Wow, what an amazing support! Thank you so much Erik!

Ryan on :

YOU GUYS HAVE EARNED IT!!!!!!!

Erik on :

Thank you for the last steam update :-) Would be awesome if you guys launched the pre order on steam along with the demo, for example with a 10% preorder discount. Even if you still have optimization and bugsearching/fixing to do and the game probably don't launch until May, we want to own it in advance ;-) Fingers crossed :-)

Ryan Hayward on :

I too am waiting for the pre-order. I am trembling with excitement wanting to play this game finally.

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