Alex Kidd in Miracle World DX was revealed during IGN’s Summer of Gaming 2020 last year, much to everyone’s surprise. Developed by Merge Games (Streets of Rage 4) and Jankenteam, the game was announced for PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo and PC platforms.
Today, a new trailer dropped for the game, and Merge Games confirmed that Alex Kidd in Miracle World DX will release on June 10.
According to the press release it will have new features including new modes and levels.
A Legend Reborn – Dive into a stunning recreation of Alex Kidd in Miracle World with striking new art and tighter, more fluid controls.
New Modes – New modes such including ‘Classic Mode’ and ‘Boss Rush Mode’ will be available for players alongside the standard game.
New Levels – Experience new levels which expand the lore of the original game.
Alternative Boss Fights – New and improved boss fight mechanics with more intuitive combat.
Classic Mode – Experience the original game with boss fights, dialogue, levels and functions the same as the original Master System version.
New and remastered music – A wide array of reimagined music tracks as well as remastered tracks from the original classic game!Merge Games Press Release 06/11/2020
Reviews of the 1986 original were almost perfect scores as SEGA Pro gave it a 95 percent, stating “so much to do and so many different ways of doing it, this is one of those games you will keep coming back to even when you have finished it completely.” An issue of Computer and Video Games claimed that it was “SEGA’s Answer To Mario” which is true to some extent as Alex would go on to be the default mascot for the company until Sonic the Hedgehog was released in 1991.