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Shantae and the Pirate's Curse Gets a 3DS Release Date

by Neal Ronaghan - October 8, 2014, 6:56 am PDT
Total comments: 5

Also, a slew of Wii U and 3DS indie games are on the way in the coming months.

At long last, Shantae and the Pirate's Curse is coming to 3DS eShop on October 23. The Wii U version will be coming later this winter.

A variety of other Wii U and 3DS indie titles are also on their way this year, including Frima's Wii U physics-based platformer Chariot, Double Fine's Wii U RPG Costume Quest 2, TOO DX's Wii U local multiplayer game Sportsball, and Choice Provisions' 3DS arcade-styled Woah Dave!

All of these games and more will be playable at Indiecade 2014 this weekend, where Nintendo will also host a panel on indie development on Nintendo systems featuring developers from Yacht Club Games, Over the Moon Games, and KnapNok Games. See below for the full list of playable games:

  • Affordable Space Adventures (Wii U, KnapNok Games, Q1 2015)
  • The Fall (Wii U, Over the Moon Games, Available Now)
  • Costume Quest 2 (Wii U, Double Fine, October)
  • Stealth Inc. 2 (Wii U, Curve Digital, October)
  • Swords & Soldiers II (Wii U, Ronimo Games, Winter)
  • Runbow (Wii U, 13AM Games, 2015)
  • Sportsball (Wii U, TOO DX, November)
  • Chariot (Wii U, Frima, Q4 2014)
  • Beatbuddy (Wii U, Threaks, TBA)
  • Woah Dave! (3DS, Choice Provisions, Fall)
  • Xeodrifter (3DS, Renegade Kid, 2014)
  • Shovel Knight (Wii U/3DS, Yacht Club Games, Available Now)
  • Shantae and the Pirate's Curse (Wii U/3DS, WayForward, October 23 on 3DS; Winter on Wii U)

Talkback

ClexYoshiOctober 08, 2014

if it wasn't for Matt Bozon making a big fuss about this over twitter and the fact that the game FINALLY got approved by Nintendo, I'd be inclined to think this was some sort of desert Mirage, but... it's really coming...!  I gotta say, though... delaying the Wii U version by a couple of months for the sole purpose of adding HD character art during cutscenes kinda undermines the whole thing and at this point they might as well be working on a hyperdrive edition like with MSF1.

Disco StuOctober 08, 2014

I am very excited for 5 of the not-yet-released games on that list.  Love how the indie community on Nintendo systems just keeps growing.

Quote from: ClexYoshi

if it wasn't for Matt Bozon making a big fuss about this over twitter and the fact that the game FINALLY got approved by Nintendo, I'd be inclined to think this was some sort of desert Mirage, but... it's really coming...!  I gotta say, though... delaying the Wii U version by a couple of months for the sole purpose of adding HD character art during cutscenes kinda undermines the whole thing and at this point they might as well be working on a hyperdrive edition like with MSF1.

I basically agree. I can't be the only one who thinks that the DSiWare sprites look gawdawful next to HD characters and backgrounds.

AdrockOctober 09, 2014

This is $19.99 so the Wii U version is likely either that price or higher. Yeah, I'm going to pass for now, wait for a sale.

I wish they would have gone the Hyperdrive Edition route as well.

If Twitter is anything to go by, I believe both versions will be $20.

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