Wonder Boy 3 is getting a modern remake

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Sega's 1989 classic Wonder Boy 3: The Dragon's Trap is getting a fully-fledged remake for "consoles" and PC.

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French developer Lizardcube is handling the remake - which eschews the number from the title - with DotEmu on publishing duties. Wonder Boy series creator Ryuichi Nishizawa will also be involved.

Lizardcube is a new studio, but it's made up of old talent as it was founded by coder Omar Cornut (Tearaway, Dreams, Pixeljunk Shooter) and former Dreamworks animator Ben Fiquet (Soul Bubbles, Powa).

This remake follows the exploits of Wonder Boy as he gets transformed into a half-lizard man by a "Meka-Dragon". In the search for a cure he'll find himself also morphing into a lizard, mouse, hawk, lion, and piranha. It certainly looks nice in the announcement trailer below.

Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap should not be confused with Wonder Boy's spiritual successor Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom, which Nishizawa is currently developing with Flying Hamster developer Game Atelier USA.

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