Limited Run Games’ print of Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap managed to sell out extremely fast.
At 10 AM today, orders for Limited Run Game’s physical edition of Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap went live. Eight thousand copies of the game were made and within the first two minutes, they were all gone. Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s trap was available in two variants, the standard edition of which five thousand were made and the collector’s edition of which three thousand were produced. In response to this Limited Run Games put up another three thousand copies, only to have them sell out once again.
Fans of Limited Run Games are used to situations such as this. As the name suggests, the publisher is known for only producing limited prints of digital games like Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap. These games are usually sold out within minutes, lasting only a few days at most.
Having released earlier this year, Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap is a remake of the Sega Master System title, Wonder Boy III: The Dragon’s Trap. The game features completely redrawn art and music but also allows the player to switch back to its original style. While it does add a few enhancements and new items, Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap retains the same gameplay and level design. Back when the game first released, CGMagazine interviewed the developers behind the remake, Lizardcube.
Next Friday, Limited Run Games will be launching their preorders for the physical release of the remastered Night Trap. Developed by Screaming Villains, Night Trap features full motion video footage that originally helped lead to the creation of the ESRB. Fans looking to get their hands on a physical copy should prepare themselves and act quickly on August 11. For those who are still hoping to purchase a copy of Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap, be sure to check Limited Game Runs’ official site tomorrow where a few hundred extra copies are expected to go up.