Sega classic 'Wonder Boy III' remake is decidedly modern

Hand-drawn graphics and a reimagined soundtrack make for an interesting update.

The Wonder Boy series originally debuted in arcades in 1986, spawning five sequels over the next few years, namely Wonder Boy III: The Dragon's Trap. That platformer made its way to the Sega Master System in 1989, featuring colorful and rich gameplay with "Metroidvania" elements and rave reviews from critics upon its release.

Now, developer Lizardcube and publisher DotEmu are looking to bring the classic to life once more for modern players with a drastic facelift. The new Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap is a gorgeous, hand-drawn affair with a new soundtrack to match its stunning looks. While the core gameplay is said to remain the same, taking players through a complex world as the shape-shifting protagonist Lizard Man, it looks to be introducing several new elements along the way.

Lizardcube will be releasing the game for both PC and consoles, though there's no concrete date just yet.