These games took the classic Zelda formula and shrunk it down to create pocket-sized experiences, complete with gorgeous pixel art, strange and memorable characters, and fantastic puzzles to boot. And, ever since, we've been suckers pretty much for anything that tries to evoke a similar aesthetic.
This is where Spacebot Interactive comes in. Last year, Spacebot Interactive released its Zelda-like Dragonborne for the original Game Boy. This title borrowed from Game Boy titles like Link's Awakening while adding new features like turn-based combat. And now it seems that the developer is working on an enhanced version of the game for Game Boy Color called Dragonborne DX.
This version will feature colourful new graphics, enhanced gameplay, bonus content, and a remastered soundtrack. The project was announced last year, but we've only just come across it thanks to a recent tweet from the studio.
Here's a description of the project from the developer's website:
Get ready to travel through the land of Argon like you've never seen it before...
Experience the legendary story of Dragonborne with enhanced graphics and gameplay mechanics, remastered soundtrack and bonus content, published by Incube8 games, pre order date tbc 2022.
Dragonborne DX is a remake of the original indie / homebrew title Dragonborne for the Game Boy.
Play as Kris in his quest to find his father and save the region of Argon from certain destruction as the dragon's start to mysteriously awaken from their slumber.
The developers are currently working on a demo, which is getting pretty close to being ready. We'll try and keep you updated once it's widely available. But for now, we recommend following Spacebot Interactive on Twitter to keep up to date with the latest news and behind-the-scenes information.
Do you plan to check this out? Let us know in the comments!