PS5 And Xbox Series X Versions Of Monster Boy And The Cursed Kingdom Are Coming
The 2D platformer will come to next-gen systems as a free upgrade, with 4K and a boosted framerate.
Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom, the well-liked retro 2D platformer from 2018, is coming to next-gen. The game, which is already available on PC, Switch, PS4, and Xbox One, will come to PS5 and Xbox Series X. According to Gematsu, you'll be able to upgrade for free if you own the game on the previous system in the same console family.
Developer FDG Entertainment announced the new next-gen version in a tweet today, promising 4K resolution and a framerate of up to 120FPS. Whether there are other visual upgrades remains to be seen, but it seems that the game might make use of some other new next-gen tech.
We’re happy to confirm that MONSTER BOY gets an update for next gen consoles to support native 4K/120fps signal via HDMI 2.1 Please stay tuned! #MonsterBoyGame #XboxSeriesS #XboxSeriesX #PlayStation5 pic.twitter.com/FfaaIuQGR9— FDG Entertainment (@FDG_Games) September 8, 2020
When asked if the game would make use of the haptic sensors in the PS5 DualSense controller, the developer replied "hm...probably ;)". This isn't, of course, a firm answer one way or the other, but it certainly seems possible.
Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom earned an 8/10 in GameSpot's review. "With a well-realized world filled to the brim with secrets and excellent platforming mechanics that always keeps things interesting, the Cursed Kingdom is a place you will want to discover every corner of," wrote reviewer Alexander Pan.
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