9 posts tagged shantae
Shantae on 3DS Virtual Console in late June
Wayforward has announced plans to re-release the original GBC Shantae on 3DS Virtual Console in “the tail end of June.” You might need a break from Animal Crossing by then…!
I never got to play this. Like everyone else, I was all about Castlevania and Super Dodge Ball on GBA when Capcom put this out on Game Boy Color. Totally looking forward to this opportunity!
Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse, a new sequel coming to 3DS eShop from WayForward. There are more screenshots on this Nintendo Power preview page – I only included one in this post because I don’t want to be stealing from poor old Nintendo Power so close to its end. So go look at the preview page! Better yet, go buy the whole magazine!
The newsstand edition of the November issue has a Wii U roundup cover, of course, but subscribers get Shantae! Yes, an eShop game on the cover of a major magazine in November, right in the middle of holiday release season, and during the launch of a new console. Very impressive!
Buy: Nintendo 3DS and 3DS XL consoles
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“Deleted scene” from Shantae: Risky’s Revenge, in which … Shantae kind of threatens a big squid for not buying Shantae: Risky’s Revenge. It’s a pretty funny way to promote WayForward’s games as the 3DS eShop launches, but, man, Shantae is pretty pissed. At us.
Here’s another promo image, with less guilt:
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Shantae: Risky’s Revenge artwork, obtained by NYGamer for completing the game in under two hours. A nice Metroid tribute from WayForward. Surprise! Shantae was a girl the whole time.
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Rad Shantae fanart by Adovo. Though I know TC regulars are always on top of actually paying attention to DSiWare, the rest of the world could use a reminder that yes, this is a service that you can release games on, and sometimes people do.
Like WayForward, who is finally releasing the long-awaited sequel to Shantae sometime this year!
See also: Shantae: Risky’s Revenge trailer
If you want to play through a PS3 action RPG as a cute genie (and you totally should! Both the game and the character are rad) you can download it from HG101 here.
Buy: 3D Dot Game Heroes
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Shantae: Risky’s Revenge trailer. Everyone’s favorite platforming, purple-haired half-genie will return with a downloadable and episodic adventure on DSiWare some time this year.
WayForward (Contra IV, A Boy and His Blob) posted this first trailer for the game, and as far as i can tell, it looks fun — I never played the original Shantae on Game Boy Color, so I can’t compare the two titles. That pirate ship boss at the end of the video, though, is tight. The plane-switching bits also merit further investigation.
Turning into a monkey is neat, too.
Nintendo unveiled a surprising collection of first- and third-party titles slated for its DSiWare service, and I think we can all agree that the most exciting title in the batch is Sparkle Snapshots, which I presume is actually Itsudemo Print Club: Kira Deco Premium.
Oh, and another bit Generations game, Digidrive, is receiving a DSiWare/Art Style port, but consider these details before you get too excited about the game:
- The original GBA Digidrive kind of sucked (IMO)
- Digidrive is the only bit Gen title not developed by Skip; it was created by Q-Games
- It’s not Art Style: Dotstream
Also announced from Nintendo’s end: 10 Electroplankton minigames, Art Academy: Second Semester, Picturebook Games: The Royal Bluff (this weird thing), and Pinball Pulse: The Ancients Beckon (I’m curious about this!).
As for other developers, WayForward is finally releasing one of its many Shantae prototypes, Shantae: Risky’s Revenge, after years of fanboys demanding a new game for the genie. It’s the first release of a three-episode series!
Subatomic is also bringing its acclaimed iPhone tower defense title Fieldrunners to DSiWare (and PSP Minis).
All of the games mentioned above (with the exception of Second Semester, releasing September 28th), are slated for the fourth quarter of 2009. Yay!