This little gem of a trailer turned up at Gamcom 2016 today, and it has me psyched for the upcoming release of Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom.

Developer Game Atelier started this game as a Kickstarter project using its own original characters a few years back, but it bailed when legendary SEGA developer Ryuichi Nishizawa stepped in to fund the game and help shape the game in his own image. Nishizawa, famous for the classic Wonder Boy and Monster World franchises, hypes Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom as a spiritual successor to his creations.

It follows many of the same rules as the classics, too, featuring a young boy who can transform into multiple monsters. Each of these beasts provide a unique mechanic that will aid players in completing the levels. Add in a touch of cartoonish graphics, and it looks just like how any of the Monster World games would have evolved over the past 30 years.

The indie scene might be flooded with similar titles, but Nishizawa’s involvement puts this one ahead of the rest thanks to his legacy and input. Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom will be released for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC in 2016.