The exhibitors list on the official GDC website revealed a possible remake of Wonder Boy Universe: Asha in Monster World.
The title has been listed on the official website and is being developed by Artdink. The game should be announced when GDC 2020 kicks off in March, which is just next month.
While being pure speculation, the use of “Monster World,” along with the name-checking of Asha, could suggest a remaster or remake of 1994’s Monster World IV – a Sega Mega Drive sequel that starred a spritely, green-haired hero of the same name.
Monster World IV never saw the light of day outside of Japan until the last decade, when it was finally localised and released.
But when thinking about DotEmu’s Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap and love letters like Game Atelier’s Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom, the time would be perfect for a full remake or sequel to this lost classic.