Wayforward Working On Shantae Sequel For WiiWare

Wayforward Technologies – the company responsible for the stunning Contra 4 on the Nintendo DS – has recently confirmed that it is working on an WiiWare update of the classic Gameboy Color platformer Shantae.

The GBC original is something of a cult classic and fans have been clamouring for a sequel for years. They very nearly got one on the Gameboy Advance, but the project was sadly cancelled.

Although the developer is understandably cautious about shouting this news from the rooftops, the fact that production is currently afoot would suggest the game is very likely to see release; WiiWare is the perfect distribution system for this kind of cult game and fans should be very happy indeed with this latest development.

This has the potential to be a very encouraging WiiWare release – watch this space for future updates.