Shantae has become one of my favorite series of late, and probably the best game to date was Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse. While until now this was relegated to digital only, as of today physical copies are officially here! While I don’t always buy the physical copy of a game if I already own the digital, I am interested in seeing what the physical exclusive Super Shantae Nab!! mode is like.

Developed by WayForward and pubbed by Rising Star Games, this version of the game will release for $29.99. It’s available in the USA, Canada and South America as of today. Read on to see the full press release info below, and check out the sexy trailer!

The Critically Applauded Nintendo 3DS Classic Hits Retail Today in the USA, South America, and Canada
Los Angeles, CA – October 18, 2016 – Videogame publisher Rising Star Games today announced that the physical edition of the much-loved platform adventure game Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, launches today in the USA, South America and Canada featuring content not available in any previously released version.

Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse on Nintendo 3DS enjoys outstanding review scores from media across the globe and is a well-established fan-favorite. The game currently boasts a Metacritic score of 82*.

NintendoLife awards the game a ‘9 out of 10’ score in its review, declaring it “excellent” and “an exceptionally well-crafted game that should not be ignored.” Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse is hailed as “exemplary… fun, varied and challenging” in HardcoreGamer’s ‘4.5 out of 5’ review, which goes on to state that “the music, animation and artwork in this game are all top-of-the-line.”

Leading global entertainment portal IGN heaps praise upon the game’s “funny, gorgeous world” and its “visual splendor… sharp wit and bold style,” with a ‘8.5 out of 10’ review. NintendoWorldReport states that Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse is “a must-play game… this is something special,” and scores the game ‘9 out of 10’.

Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse is 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 is priced $29.99 and is available from participating retailers in the USA, South America, and Canada today. The game releases in Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Middle East on October 21. To find out more, follow Rising Star Games on Twitter and visit the official Rising Star Games website.

Josh Speer
Josh is a passionate gamer, finding time to clock in around 30-40 hours of gaming a week. He discovered Operation Rainfall while avidly following the localization of the Big 3 Wii RPGs. He enjoys SHMUPS, Platformers, RPGs, Roguelikes and the occasional Fighter. He’s also an unashamedly giant Mega Man fan, having played the series since he was eight. As Head Editor and Review Manager, he spends far too much time editing reviews and random articles. In his limited spare time he devours indies whole and anticipates the release of quirky, unpredictable and innovative games.