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!

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Noah Cherry
My first gaming memory is watching my older brother play Donkey Kong 64 and staring at the screen in amazement. From that point on I wanted in on the fun, and it drove me to become a gamer and took me to where I am today. I am very passionate about gaming and love the opportunity I have here to use my writing skills and combine them with this passion. Nintendo has my heart, but I expand onto all platforms, owning many gaming consoles and playing a wide variety of games. My favorite game of all time is Super Mario 64, with Okami coming in as a close second. Kingdom Hearts is probably my favorite overall series of games, and Wind Waker is my favorite Zelda game, although I believe Ocarina of Time to be the "best" one. I also loved Spirit Tracks. Aside from gaming, I am a student and heavily participate in Choir programs. I also participate in musicals from time to time, whether it be through stage crew or acting. For those concerned, I am a cat person, not a dog person.


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