Delightful news for Shantae lovers! Limited Run’s recently announced that the physical retro game-making company for game lovers would be re-releasing the original Shantae in reproduced cartridge form. The game will also be available on Switch in physical and digital format. Game lovers who earlier wanted to play the original Shantae game on Game Boy color had to chug out a massive sum of US$4,000 for a single copy. But the re-release makes it easier for the lovers to access it.
Limited Run Games recently hosted a stream, announcing a list of new games that are getting re-released or physical editions in the future. These games varied from the ancient playoffs to the unreleased, though in particular was an announcement of a forthcoming Switch port.
The original Shantae and Xtreme Sports games will both get launched digitally to the Nintendo Switch, along with the physical launches for the Nintendo Switch versions as well as new releases of the original Game Boy Color cartridges. Not only the original adventure will be available at Switch, the expensive and difficult-to-find GBC version of the game would also be available.
WayForward also announced the game that Shantae: Risky’s Revenge will be available on Nintendo Switch. This means that the entire Shantae series, from recent Shantae to the Seven Sirens would be available on Nintendo’s handheld Switch in the future.
There was also a leak pointing at a considerable new re-release of last year’s River City Girls. Though details on it weren’t announced, WayForward confirmed on Twitter that it would be a “separate project and not DLC.” WayForward always earned popularity for its exclusive games, especially on the Nintendo systems. The re-release of the new games is exciting news for game lovers. Xtreme Sports, in particular, would be a fascinating pull, considering its massive fan following.
Shantae is a popular game developed by WayForward for the Game Boy Color in the year 2002. It is the first title game from the Shantae series and follows a series of adventures of the half-genie Shantae who has to travel through Sequin Land to foil plans of evil lady pirate Risky Boots. In its launch, the game was received as vague one because of its release a year after Game Boy Advance. However, later it received good reviews and garnered fame since its release. It was termed as a ‘cult classic game’ by many and was included on several lists featuring best games of the platform.
Many Shantae sequels were planned, including Shantae: Risky Revolution for the Game Boy Advance or Shantae: Risky Waters for the Nintendo DS. Also, a proper sequel named Shantae: Risky’s Revenge was announced, though it got cancelled later and the game got released as a stand-alone sequel. The game was later made available for iOS, Microsoft Windows and PlayStation 4. A third game titled Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse was launched on Nintendo 3DS eShop in the year 2014. Later, the game was launched on Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Amazon Fire TV. A fourth title, Shantae: Half-Genie Hero, was also released for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch. This was the first HD game in the Shantae series. A fifth game named Shantae and the Seven Sirens was released for Apple Arcade in 2019, and for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch in 2020.