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Shantae Coming to 3DS Virtual Console Soon (Hopefully)

by Neal Ronaghan - June 8, 2012, 5:18 pm EDT
Total comments: 15

Also, the series will continue at some point (hopefully).

Shantae, the hard-to-find Game Boy Color classic, is coming to 3DS Virtual Console eventually, according to WayForward's Matt Bozon.

Currently, WayForward is waiting to hear back from the ESRB, and after that, it will be up to Nintendo to decide when exactly the game will come out.

The game was published by Capcom originally, and as such, the Capcom logos will be removed for the Virtual Console release. WayForward holds rights to the game.

Shantae received a DSiWare sequel, subtitled Risky's Revenge, in 2010. Another game in the series is always on the mind of WayForward, specifically series mastermind Matt Bozon, but they are currently determining when and where the series will continue.


joshnickersonJune 08, 2012

Hmm... should I sell my boxed copy on eBay now and get an easy couple hundred bucks out of it?

tonoxtonoJune 08, 2012

@Josh, no you should have last week or something. Now that it's confirmed to be coming there would be no point in selling or buying a boxed copy.

LWittJune 08, 2012

I normally look for the physical copy for my Game Boy collection, but an exception will be made for this purchase because Shantae is like $200 cartridge-only. It's great we will actually get to play it!

ShyGuyJune 08, 2012

Shantae is just a rip off of Jasmine from Aladdin except with cleavage. /Halbred troll.

xcwarriorJune 08, 2012

(Hopefully) NWR won't post something unless they (hopefully) know that what they are posting isn't false.

I know you're just joking around, but it doesn't look good.

Well, the coming soon is out of WayForward's hands. They will be done their work soon. Then it is up to Nintendo to launch that. Remember that three month Virtual Console drought? Yea, so does WayForward.

Also, a new Shantae isn't confirmed, but WF wants to do one. So I didn't want to raise the hopes up of everybody for something that could happen this year or in three years.

It's either that or I say it's coming soon and everyone gets pissed off when it doesn't come out for a few months. Let's just celebrate that Shantae is coming, guys.

PhilPhillip Stortzum, June 09, 2012

This is nice news. But there's plenty of VC games still in purgatory that I would like to come out. I am a patient person, and it's good seeing a steady stream of VC titles coming out these past several weeks.

Regardless, I'm still waiting for Kid Icarus 2 and Wario Land. heh

SonofMrPeanutJune 09, 2012

I was almost positive Zach would handle this article.

He's busy reeling after meeting Matt Bozon and getting him to draw a Shantae picture for him.

I'll have to post a scan of that picture. SO AWESOME. Just the fact that the game has been sent to the ESRB and that the process is underway is such a relief. And talking to Matt about a potential sequel was insanely cool.

Josh, you should send your copy to me. I've been wanting to play a working, legit copy of that game since forever. I'll send it back! I swear!

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Josh, you should send your copy to me. I've been wanting to play a working, legit copy of that game since forever. I'll send it back! I swear!

It's a trap.

Zach will actually send you back a cartridge of Babe and Friends for the GBC. He was very disappointed to find out that the game was NOT about what its title promised.

Pixelated PixiesJune 09, 2012

I've only played the DSi Ware sequel, but I enjoyed it enough that I'd be interested to play the original. I wonder what the likelihood is that this would be released in Europe?

I'll double check with WayForward, but I'm pretty sure they own the rights to it in Europe, so yes, it is likely coming to Europe. If Risky's Revenge came out to Europe without issue, then the original would make it out, too.

Yeah, they said they owned all rights except possibly Japan, which they're checking.

Pixelated PixiesJune 10, 2012

@ MegaByte & NWR_Neal

Awesome. Good to hear.

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