Indie news (Apr. 7): Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap / Yooka-Laylee / Azure Striker Gunvolt 2

Today’s Indie news: 3rd dev diary video for Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap, but also…

  • Yooka-Laylee
  • Azure Striker Gunvolt 2

Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap

Today, Lizardcube uploaded the third dev diary video for Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap:

They also shared some additional details about launch, and revealed that the game would actually be released in Japan on the same day as Europe and North America. As for a possible retail release, it’s something that definitely could happen, but they have no immediate plans for one. And if there ever was one, it would only be available in limited quantities, so don’t expect to find a copy of the game in your local supermarket!

Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap (Switch – eShop) will be released on April 18th worldwide. The Upcoming Releases page has been updated.

Source: Lizardcube


Next week, on April 11th, Yooka-Laylee will finally be released (though not on Nintendo Switch, which is getting the game later this year). On Tuesday, Playtonic Games posted a pretty heartfelt message to fans, to thank them for their support: you can click here to read it!

But thanking fans is not all the blog post is about: the developers at Playtonic Games also share a couple of updates regarding development, and more. They explain that, at the moment, the team is currently working on:

  • the Nintendo Switch version of the game (something they’re working closely with Nintendo, in order to release the game as soon as possible);
  • updates to further improve the performance of the game

After that, they will start working on the DLC, which will be released for free exclusively for the Kickstarter backers. There’s also a launch FAQ, with details about the various Kickstarter rewards and the physical copies, streaming, the remaining stretchgoals from the Kickstarter campaign, and more.

Speaking of Yooka-Laylee, a quick reminder: the original soundtrack is now available on Spotify, iTunes, and arious other online stores. The game isn’t available yet on any platform yet (unless you’re a backer), and the Nintendo Switch isn’t quite ready, but surely you cannot resist some delicious David Wise and/or Steve Burke and/or Grant Kirkhope music, can you?

Source: Playtonic Games

Azure Striker Gunvolt 2

Today, Inti Creates shared the latest wallpaper for Azure Striker Gunvolt 2, which is based on Hanami. As usual, you can get it from the official website!



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