Alex Kidd In Miracle World DX remake is a thing of retro beauty

A remake of beloved Sega Master System platformer Alex Kidd In Miracle World is coming to consoles and PC next year and it looks retro-tastic.

Sega’s original mascot, before Sonic the Hedgehog took over, is making an unexpected comeback, with a remake of the 34-year-old (!) classic for modern formats.

As was the case with Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap and Streets Of Rage 4, and even Sonic Mania, Sega themselves barely have anything to do with the remake and have instead handed off the job to indie developers Merge Games and Jankenteam.

The new game won’t quite be a 1:1 remake, but it will have all the original levels, plus new ones, updated boss fights, and new ‘story elements’.

The combat and movement mechanics, which were extremely basic in the original, will also be updated to feel more modern.

Although if you’d prefer to keep things old school there’s a classic mode that recreates the original game and removes all the new bits.

There’s no release date for the game yet but it’s due out on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC sometime next year. Probably PlayStation 5 too, although until tonight new games still aren’t going to announce that sort of thing as a matter of course.

The remake was revealed as part of the IGN Expo, one of many online events trying to take the place of E3, which would have run this week if not for the coronavirus.

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