Indie news (Feb. 26): Runner3 / Yooka-Laylee / Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap

Today’s indie news: latest devblog post for Runner3, but also…

  • Yooka-Laylee
  • Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap


On Friday, Choice Provisions posted the latest devblog post for Runner3. In this one, they’re introducing a rather… peculiar piece of machinery, to be found in the Foodland world. That machine is called BATTERBLASTER 2000, and… well, here’s how the developers describe it:

The BATTERBLASTER 2000 is an incredibly complex piece of machinery, capable of creating just about any kind of food you can think of. Hungry for balut? No problem. Hankering for some geoduck? Coming right up. I just hope the future of food is something along these lines, as opposed to us all being forced to eat flavorless nutrient pills. That is my worst nightmare in so many ways. 

Also, Choice Provisions tease that next week’s update is going to be a real “doozy”!

Source: Choice Provisions


Earlier this week, Playtonic Games announced that the original soundtrack for Yooka-Laylee (composed by Grant Kirkhope, David Wise, and Steve Burke) would be released on April 7th. There will be several editions:

Yooka-Laylee (Switch – eShop) will be released later this year in Europe and North America.

Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap

Last week, DotEmu sent a press release to reveal a new feature to be found in Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap, called “Retro”. Basically, it allows players to switch from the HD graphics to the 8-bit visuals (and vice-versa) on the fly. The best thing? It also changes the music!

But that’s not all: the developers also went out of their way to implement the password system from the original game. What this means is that you will be able to load your last save from that version of the Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap!

Here’s a trailer showcasing both features:

And here’s some gameplay footage, courtesy of GameSpot:

Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap (Switch – eShop) will be released in Spring, in Europe and North America.



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