A legendary series returns with a grand new adventure! Enjoy a colorful action-adventure game made alongside Ryuichi Nishizawa, creator of the original Wonder Boy in Monster World series.
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Jul 25, 2019
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August 8

Patch #1 (Update:Live)

Hi Everyone,
We hope you're all having tons of fun with Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom! Today we'd like to give you an update on what we've been working on to improve your experience. The first patch is going to be released soon (it's currently in testing). Here's some information on it

Patch #1 includes:
  • Ring Menu:ON setting will get a QoL update. If you liked the current functionality, nothing changes for you. Additionally it will be possible to hold the key, choose the transformation/magic with the L-Stick and confirm by just releasing the key. This way the ring menu will be faster to use.
  • Better stability in sound module when the sound device is removed or unplugged. (we received crashlogs which showed issues here).
  • Fixed a camera glitch in Lost Temples region.
  • Fixed menu navigation issue when a specific amount of items was stocked.
  • Jukebox songs play to the end properly (2 songs have been buggy)
  • Low performance mode: If you run below 30fps the game will now execute render updates to avoid physics issues with jump height and water currents.
  • Fixed graphical bug in background with a specific level.
  • Once you entered volcano area, small savespots will revive you with 5 hearts refilled instead of 3 in case of failing.
  • Fixed spawn position of a crate in the forest that was buggy when playing with unlocked framerate above 120fps.
  • Improved fullscreen video setting to hopefully prevent low resolution startup bug that was reported by some players.
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July 25

Welcome to Monster World!

Hi Everyone,

the day has come and the grand adventure begins on your PC!

Thank you so much for all the support and patience while we worked on the PC port. With your help we've been able to make the best version of this game yet!
PC features include Ultrawide Support and unlocked framerate!

Please enjoy!





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About This Game

A legendary series returns with a grand new adventure!
Enjoy a colorful action-adventure game made alongside Ryuichi Nishizawa, creator of the original Wonder Boy in Monster World series.
Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom borrows the best from the classic series to deliver a fresh, modern adventure with fun gameplay, memorable music and gorgeous hand drawn animations.


Can Jin save Monster World Kingdom? Help our young hero defeat challenging enemies, discover hidden locations, upgrade powerful equipment, and more! You'll also unlock special forms with unique skills used to open new paths where mighty bosses and secret treasures await.

Feature Overview:

  • Six awesome forms with unique combat and platforming abilities to make your adventure exciting from start to finish.
  • Unlock new paths and secrets with special equipment: look for magic weapons and items that gradually open up the world.
  • Over 15 hours of epic adventure: explore the new Monster World in a vast interconnected environment.
  • Hand Drawn animations: characters and enemies come to life with detailed animations and fun facial expressions.
  • Soundtrack from iconic Japanese composers: Yuzo Koshiro, Motoi Sakuraba, Michiru Yamane, Keiki Kobayashi and Takeshi Yanagawa.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7,8,10
    • Processor: Intel/AMD Quad Core
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GPU with 2GB VRAM available.
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 5000 MB available space
    • Sound Card: 100% DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card and drivers

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