Shantae Sequel in the Works

Tuesday, November 6th, 2012

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Today’s a good day for fans of WayForward’s Shantae series. The November issue of Nintendo Power has revealed that a sequel is in the works. The title is set to release on the 3DS eShop and will feature Shantae teaming up with her once-antagonist, Risky Boots, to take on a common foe. It will be called Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse.


Shantae with a scimitar?

Shantae with Risky???

Certain details of the game have been released. First and foremost, Jake Kaufman, composer for the series as well as the Mighty series of DS and 3DS games, Retro City Rampage, and Double Dragon Neon, will compose the music for the game. The game will feature a Metroid style map as well as alternate paths to find. Rollytops, Uncle Mimic, Sky, and Bolo, are all expected to make an appearance. Finally, the game is expected to release on the eShop in 2013.


About James Best

James Best is a recent addition to the oprainfall staff, joining just before E3 2012. Primarily a video game critic, he also reports on news occasionally. He hopes to become a professional critic sometime in the future. While he does enjoy a good RPG, he can appreciate a wide variety of genres from platformers to shooters.

  • Oscar Tong

    Forced to work with Risky?! Blech! But it’s good to see another “Shantae” game! This could be the 3DS’ killer app for me…


    I mean……. yes! more gaming material…..yeah >.>

  • ZigTheHunter


  • This is the final issue of Nintendo Power, isn’t it?  I wonder if I can pick it up at the newsstand…

    • RichieBerry

      Second to last. The Decmber issue will be the last. And you can probably find it at a newsstand, but you can also buy back issues at the Future (that’s the publisher) website. I doesn’t seem to be for sale there yet, but if you can’t find it at a newsstand, you can probably get it online at some point. I should note, though, that the newsstand (and online) copies have worse covers than the “Subscriber” versions. Instead of the cool Shantae art, it’s some bland characters from five different Wii U games on a bland background. Although I do notice that they’re selling both newsstand and subscriber covers of the September issue online right now, which is kind of odd because I assume they only print as many of those as they have current subscribers. I wonder some people cancelled their subscriptions when they heard it was ending? Poor guys.