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Shantae Shimmying to Europe in a Few Weeks' Time

Posted by James Newton

Three to eight, to be precise

European DSi owners' long wait to play Shantae: Risky's Revenge is nearly over: the game will be out in three to eight weeks, according to WayForward.

A message posted on the company's Twitter account reveals the game has just been submitted to Nintendo Europe, and barring any hold-ups the game should be available within three to eight weeks.

Ready yourself for the genie's return by reading our Shantae: Risky's Revenge review from its North American launch.

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User Comments (17)

edhe

#1

edhe said:

It'll be ready for release in that 3-8 weeks, but will Nintendo release it promptly?

KyubiStewie

#3

KyubiStewie said:

If it sells good in Europe like it did here, then there's a chance that it will be released in Japan and Australia, as well.

FonistofCruxis

#4

FonistofCruxis said:

This great news! I was execting the wait to be longer than this because of wayforwards previous two nintendo downloads. If only there was news the eu release of both versions of cave story as well.

Gavin_Rozee

#5

Gavin_Rozee said:

Won't be getting it. WayForward treat Europe as second best. I'm not going to give them the impression that it's acceptable by giving them money.

Many will disagree with me but they're my principles.

KyubiStewie

#6

KyubiStewie said:

@Gavin They're indie companies. And for a company that small, it's really difficult for them to release their original IPs to countries outside of the Americas than it does for the licensed games they often make. So you should cut them some slack and appreciate the hard work they've done to make it possible for an original game like this to be released throughout the world. Otherwise, they'd go bankrupt.

edhe

#7

edhe said:

@Kyubi(7)

Frontier - A British WiiWare developer (also Indie) released Lost Winds in North America before the EU.

Even then, we only had to wait 8 days.

So far, it's only been a month since Shantae was released in NA, but Cave Story is currently 8 months and counting.

@Kyubi(4) And I bet Japan'll get a tasty discount as well!

LuWiiGi

#8

LuWiiGi said:

@GavinRozee I don'tthink you should jump to conclusions like that. I'm sure WayForward have good reason for releasing Shantae so late. Nicalis, on the other hand...

Nacho-Abylight

#9

Nacho-Abylight said:

As developer, I could explain that Europe is a bit more difficult that NA. There are five languages and three different age rating agencies (PEGI, USK and OFLC for Australia). This explains the delays for the most cases.

Nacho-Abylight

#10

Nacho-Abylight said:

Oh, for WiiWare also add that 50hz PAL is not identical to 60Hz NTSC for some games and need extra work!

cheapogamer4life

#12

cheapogamer4life said:

Wait a min. You guys aren't suppose to be getting awesome games come winter time! This can't be right, Summer=EU and Winter=US.

Token_Girl

#15

Token_Girl said:

@Gavin

I'm guessing it's probably more NOA/NOE cooperation for games released delays than anything else. There was also probably only one language for NA, where it will have to be translated for other countries. There's no translation that needs to be done going from Europe to America (aside from some possible tweaking of very English sayings/slang).

If anything NOT buying the game would encourage Wayforward to not even bother with Europe. If you like their games, and want them to release where you live, buy them when you get the opportunity. If Wayforward and NOE feel that it's worthwhile to do all the effort to localize the game, they'll do it more quickly.

ToxieDogg

#17

ToxieDogg said:

Still waiting for this. C'mon Nintendo/WayForward....get a move on!

Hopefully over the next couple of weeks....hopefully....

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