Shantae Advance: Risky Revolution – Announced for Modern Systems

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Shantae Advance: Risky Revolution | Official Gameplay Screenshot

WayForward has announced that they’ll be bringing Shantae Advance: Risky Revolution to modern consoles and PC. The latest press release explains that this Shantae game was originally being developed back in the early 2000s for Game Boy Advance. However, it was eventually put on hiatus in the middle of development and is only now finally going to be released. Shantae Advance: Risky Revolution is scheduled to launch digitally for Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5 and PC via Steam sometime in 2024. Also, the press release mentions that in addition to releasing on all of the previously stated platforms digitally, select platforms will be getting a physical release from Limited Run Games as well. Feel free to check out the brand new announcement trailer down below and read a little bit more about the game from the press release.

Helmed by the original design team of Shantae creator Erin Bozon, series director Matt Bozon, and programmer Michael Stragey, Shantae Advance: Risky Revolution is the direct follow-up to the beloved original 2002 Shantae game. In this hair-whipping, belly-dancing action-adventure, Shantae’s nemesis, the nefarious pirate Risky Boots, has a “groundbreaking” new scheme that will leave Sequin Land spinning — by rotating the continent, she can move any town to the coast for easy plundering! As Shantae, players must turn the tectonic tables on Risky by rearranging the land itself…shifting, swapping, and moving between the foreground and background to navigate mix-and-match multilayered levels.

As Shantae’s adventure unfolds, she’ll explore multiple towns and labyrinths, master six creature transformations, use a variety of magical attacks and items, battle fierce bosses, and meet friends like Rottytops, Sky, and Bolo — some of whom will be encountering each other for the first time. In addition to the single-player story mode, Shantae Advance: Risky Revolution also includes a local 4-player Battle Mode for the first time in the series. Furthermore, players can choose to experience the game with enhanced, HD character portraits and HUD elements, or play with the classic GBA pixel presentation fully intact in Legacy Mode.

Key Features

  • Discover the lost chapter of the Shantae saga, fully restored and released after 20 years!

  • Fight and explore using your hair-whipping ability, magic items, and belly-dance transformations (including monkey, elephant, crab, and more)!

  • Spin and shift Front Yard and Back Yard playfields to create new routes and solve puzzles!

  • Visit towns, battle through labyrinths, purchase upgrades, find collectables, and meet with friends like Rottytops, Sky, and Bolo!

  • For the first time ever in a Shantae game, four players can compete in Battle Mode!

About Jenae R

Jenae is an RPG enthusiast who also enjoys cats, humidity-free warm weather, Dean Koontz books, Riichi Mahjong and a select handful of non RPG series and games. Two of her all-time favorite games are the original Shadow Hearts and Final Fantasy IX. She loves to ramble on about her numerous gaming opinions and is fortunate enough to be able to do it here at oprainfall.