Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom gets a gameplay trailer

Monster Boy

Announced back in February, Monster Boy is a spiritual successor of the ye olde Wonder Boy games. If you owned a Sega Mega Drive or Genesis in the '90s you probably played Wonder Boy in Monster World, a quaint platformer with some clever RPG and exploration elements. At least, that's how I remember it.

Formerly known as Monster Boy and the Wizard of Booze, somewhere along the way studio Game Atelier changed the game's title to the comparatively safe '...and the Cursed Kingdom'. As you can see in the debut gameplay video above, the game features a variety of characters with different abilities, and the setting isn't too dissimilar to the aforementioned Monster World.

According to the video, Monster Boy is due some time in 2016.

Shaun Prescott

Shaun Prescott is the Australian editor of PC Gamer. With over ten years experience covering the games industry, his work has appeared on GamesRadar+, TechRadar, The Guardian, PLAY Magazine, the Sydney Morning Herald, and more. Specific interests include indie games, obscure Metroidvanias, speedrunning, experimental games and FPSs. He thinks Lulu by Metallica and Lou Reed is an all-time classic that will receive its due critical reappraisal one day.