I wasn't alive in 1989, but a lot of gamers were, and apparently they were pretty fond of a little Sega Master System game called Wonder Boy III: The Dragon's Trap
Nostalgic fans of the title, which was awarded Master System Game of the Year by several publications, will be pleased to hear a remake has been announced, accompanied by bright screenshots and a trailer showing off its wonderful, hand-drawn graphics.
Cursed by the evil Meka Dragon, our protagonist must search for a cure as he explores the treacherous Monster Land. The game boasts "six playable forms for our shape-shifting hero, with different abilities" and promises to be a "non-stop action-adventure platformer."
The remake is being developed by Lizardcube and published by DotEmu. The title has been shortened to just Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap
. As mentioned, it features newly hand-drawn graphics, as well as a new soundtrack based off the original, re-recorded with classical instruments.
Right now there is no release date and only the tentative announcement of "coming to PC and consoles," but this is looking like one to keep an eye on for platformer fans.