The fully remastered version of Wonder Boy IV is led by none other than its original creator, Ryuichi Nishizawa
Reviving a classic
Wonder Boy IV was a platforming classic back in the ’90s on the Sega Genesis/Megadrive. This new fully remastered version of Wonder Boy IV is led by none other than its original creator, Ryuichi Nishizawa. He is supported by Maki Ōzora for character design, Shinichi Sakamoto, who created the new and improved music and sound effects that accompanies Asha’s adventures and Takanori Kurihara as creative manager to create a worthy remake and new entry to the iconic series.
Re-experience Asha’s journey
The story of the game remains true to the original from 1994.
Asha is tasked to free the four spirits being confined by evil forces whose origin she discovers throughout her journey. Luckily, she does not have to face this adventure alone, as early on she finds her new companion, a special blue Pepelogoo.
The players can experience the adventures of the dynamic duo like never before thanks to cell-shaded 3D graphics and 2D gameplay as well as enhanced visuals and refined play content. Especially in the event scenes the performance is deepened and the world view is reproduced vividly and colorfully. Plus, for the first time in the series, it comes with a character voice – by the popular and talented Japanese voice actress Ai Fairouz.
Honoring the Legacy
To honor the game’s legacy, the beloved original game Monster World IV is included in all physical editions of ININ Games. It’s not included in any of the digital versions – it’s exclusively available in the physical retail and limited editions for North America, Europe and Australia. For the Nintendo Switch version, it will be featured on the cartridge. The PS4 disc version will include an exclusive download code.
The digital version of Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World can be purchased from the Nintendo and Sony stores and is published by STUDIOARTDINK. The boxed retail version of Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World comes exclusively with the original Monster World IV published by ININ Games.