Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom gets a November release date on Switch

After 4 years in the making, Monster Boy finally readies his sword.
Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom Nintendo Switch Artwork

Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom, the spiritual successor to Sega’s Wonder Boy series, has finally received a Nintendo Switch release date of November 6th 2018. FDG Entertainment announced the release through both a press release and as part of the recently aired Nintendo Indie Highlights.

Wonder Boy and the Cursed Kingdom screenshot
In-game screenshot

Priced at $39.99 / £34.99 / €39.99, Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom will be available in both digital and physical formats on the Nintendo Switch and PS4 – with Xbox One and PC releases only confirmed as digital so far. The physical launch edition of the game will also include a 24-page full-colour booklet and two sheets of Monster Boy stickers.

Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom brings the 80s/90s classic platformer series “Wonder Boy” into the modern world, with a brand new story, new features, and some fantastic hand-drawn animations to boot. The game was developed by Game Atelier (alongside Wonder Boy in Monster World creator Ryuichi Nishizawa) and will be published by FDG Entertainment (that’s the company that brought Oceanhorn to the Switch).

Nintendo Switch Boxart Wonder Boy Cursed Kingdom
Nintendo Switch Boxart

Boasting six different forms (each with their own unique platforming and combat abilities), Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom will offer over 15 hours of game-play packed with secrets and powerful weapons. During your adventure, you’ll be able to transform between a Boy, Pig, Snake, Lion, Frog, and Dragon to defeat a host of powerul enemies and uncover previously inaccessible paths. You may even find a secret treasure or two.

The Nintendo Switch version of Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom will run at 1080p 60fps while docked and 720p 60fps while in portable mode. HD rumble will also be supported.

Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom Switch Footage