Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse Gets Physical Release for 3DS

Thursday, August 4th, 2016

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Shantae and the Pirate's Curse

Interesting news from Rising Star Games today. They will be bringing a physical release of the WayForward adventure/platformer Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse to the Nintendo 3DS. This version will also include added content not available on any other platform. This will be the first physical release of a Shantae game since the original Game Boy Color classic in 2002.

This release will be finding it’s way to 3DS on September 27th in the states, and the 30th in Europe. It’ll set you back $29.99, £29.99 or €29.99. Checkout the press release and trailer below:


RISING STAR GAMES TO PUBLISH BOXED VERSION OF ACCLAIMED PLATFORM ADVENTURE SHANTAE AND THE PIRATE’S CURSE

The Beloved Nintendo 3DS Classic Will Hit Retail Stores Across the US and Europe in September With Additional Content

LOS ANGELES, CA – August 4, 2016 – Videogame publisher Rising Star Games announced today that it will release a physical edition of the beloved platform adventure game Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse for Nintendo 3DS family of systems, in the USA on September 27 and in Europe on September 30.

Boasting outstanding review scores from media across the globe and a current Metacritic score of 82, Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse on Nintendo 3DS from Rising Star Games marks the first time a Shantae game will be made available to players as a physical release in over a decade. And what’s more, the boxed version of Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse features new content not available in any previously released version.

In Shantae’s third and biggest adventure to date, the hair-whipping belly dancing genie must team up with her arch-nemesis, the nefarious Risky Boots, in order to save Sequin Land from an evil curse. By becoming a pirate, Shantae gains new weapons she can use to solve fiendish puzzles and battle fierce bosses. In a game already packed with thrilling content, the physical boxed retail release also includes “Super Shantae Nab!!”, a new arcade-style game exclusive to this release.

Developed by WayForward and published by Rising Star Games, the physical boxed edition of Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse for Nintendo 3DS family of systems is priced $29.99/£29.99/€29.99. To find out more, follow Rising Star Games on Twitter and visit the official Rising Star Games website.


About Aaron Evangelisti

Aaron is a lifelong video games enthusiast who's been playing since the days of the NES. He enjoys just about all types of games from RPGs, to platformers, to strategy. He also fancies himself a bit of a writer so writing about video games makes sense, right?




  • JGuill

    Oh sweet. I’ve been wanting to check the shantae games out. I guess now is the time.

    • Panpopo

      Nice! It’s a fun little metroidvania that never takes itself seriously. $30 is a reasonable price for what you’re getting.

  • Paychi

    I’ll be getting this for sure. Shantae is good shit and WayForward are good peoples and deserve support, even though I can’t stand Nintendo of America.

  • Josh S.

    Nothing better than physical Shantae :3

  • Ragunaxl

    Love Pirate’s Curse! I was very surprised because I was let down by the first two. Really really want a physical copy.