Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom will be releasing on November 10, 2020, and will be a free upgrade to those who have already bought the game on PS4 and Xbox One.
The charming 2D platformer will sport beautiful visuals on next-gen consoles through the power of HDMI 2.1, according to Gematsu. On Twitter, the publisher of the game FDG Entertainment also teased some functionality with the PS5’s DualSense controller, which gives you tactile sensations on your hands while playing.
Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom can already be run at 4K resolutions on its PC version from Steam and GOG with Rim Light, Shader, and 3D elements, so the upgrade on PS5 and Xbox Series X only makes sense. The publisher has said that 120fps on Xbox One X is not possible, so the next-gen version will be the best way to play the game.
In addition to the PS5 and Xbox Series lineup, the upgrade should be applied to the Stadia version as well. FDG Entertainment said on Twitter that it internally achieved higher frame rates on Stadia so “it should be no problem to update Stadia to 120fps too when Google updates the video output hardware.”
Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom has been received very well by critics and gamers around the world. On Steam, it currently holds a Very Positive score with 941 reviews overall since its debut on July 25, 2019. It also holds an 87 MetaCritic score for its PS4 version, making it one of the highest-rated 2D platformers on the system.
For the unaware, this Monster Boy title is a remake of the 1989 Master System classic Wonder Boy 3: The Dragon’s Trap. In this platformer, your hero can transform into different animals to traverse the environments around him.
It seems like quite a few SEGA games are getting a new lease of life. DotEmu and Lizardcube released the excellent Streets of Rage 4 earlier this year. Another SEGA classic, Alex Kidd in Miracle World, is getting the remake treatment and will be releasing sometime in 2021.
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