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Shantae 3DS confirmed - new details, screenshots

DSiWare classic coming o the 3DS eShop

Shantae, the excellent DSiWare platformer, will be making a return on the 3DS eShop with Shantae And The Pirate's Curse. Developed by Mighty Switch Force team Wayforward, the first Shantae game was originally released for Game Boy Color in 2002.

It was a platformer starring half-genie Shantae and when a gang of pirates, led by the sinister Risky Boots, attacked Shantae's home town town and stole a prototype steam engine from the town's resident Relic Hunter, she had to give chase.

Shantae And The Pirates Curse finds our heroine having to team up with old enemy Risky Boots in a bid to retrieve her magic which has been taken by Risky's old mates the Tinkerbats, resulting in them becoming powerful enough to overthrow Risky and attempt to revive the Pirate King, Risky's old mentor.

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Nintendo Power compares Shantae to Metroid as you'll be exploring a "nonlinear 2D world," acquiring special pirate gear to help you learn how to use new weapons. Bone Daggers enable you to throw daggers at long range while the Flintlock Pistol can be used to shoot enemies and switches.

You can also use a scimitar to slice through obstacles and foes, a block smashing cannon, protect yourself with a breastplate, run across water thanks to some boots, and glide great distances with a hat.

Finally, an anchor can be used as a grappling hook while remotely detonated mines destroy barricades. Weapins and items such as these can be uograded at the pirate shop.

That's all the info for now but fans will be hoping that this is one of the best 3DS eShop games.

[ Source: Nintendo Power ]


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  1. MJTH Wednesday 7th Nov 2012 at 11:18

    I was going to buy Shantae Risky's Revenge on DSiWare, for my 3DS, at some point anyway. With this announcement, I'll wait and buy both at once.

  2. MartinIsAwesome Wednesday 7th Nov 2012 at 12:42

    It sounds quite ambitions for an eShop game. Good to see.
    My love of WayFoward's 'Mighty' games, in particular 'Mighty Switch Force', is enough to get me interested. I think I'll have to get around to downloading Risky's Revenge first though.

    On the subject of Shantae, I wonder if the Game Boy Colour game will make it's way to the 3DS Virtual Console.

  3. Violet Wednesday 7th Nov 2012 at 15:22

    Buying the pants off of this, the other Shantae games are awesome and this sounds more ambitious than Risky's Revenge. The whole Shantae world is one of the most fun and imaginative in gaming, and the concept of her being a pirate and using different weapons to travel is brilliant. I hope it doesn't take long to get a European release. I hope we see the original on the VC sooner rather than later, too!

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