A few months ago, WayForward Technologies, the developer that has brought us titles such as Mighty Switch Force! and the awesomely mathematical Adventure Time: Hey Ice King! Why’d You Steal Our Garbage?!, announced that their Game Boy Color classic Shantae would be re-released on the 3DS Virtual Console in upcoming months. In a humorous blog post posted last Friday, they revealed that the game will be released via the Nintendo 3DS eShop on June 20th.
The game, which received much critical acclaim, was often overlooked by many gamers, as the Game Boy Advanced was stealing the spotlight when it was released. It is a platformer that focuses on the half-genie Shantae, who must foil the plans of the pirate Risky Boots and save the small fishing town of which she is the Guardian Genie. All in all, it is a great adventure, a shining star for the folks at WayForward, and a wonderful game to add to any collection.
What do you think? Love Shantae? Ready to fight some pirates while revisiting a classic? Excited for a first shot at Shantae because you missed it the first time? Thoughts, feelings, and opinions belong in the comments!