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WayForward Talks 3DS Shantae Possibilities

Posted by James Newton

Sounds eager

Shantae: Risky's Revenge is the best thing on DSiWare and, according to Metacritic, the best game released on DS last year, a stunning achievement indeed. With the 3DS available now, WayForward's Matt Bozon has touched on plans to bring the half-genie into the third dimension in an interview with CVG.

While there was no official confirmation that the belly dancer would be turning up on the 3D handheld, WayForward has discussed the project internally and seems to have bounced some ideas aroudn:

CVG: The 2D layering effect strikes us as something that would work brilliantly on 3DS. Any plans to take Shantae in that direction?

Matt Bozon: We've talked about it at length. But if we did a Shantae on Nintendo 3DS, jumping layers might just be the tip of the iceberg. There's so much cool stuff we could do with stereo vision! I think I'll go play Wario Land on my Virtual Boy right now.

A bit of Virtual Boy Wario Land is always a good thing, but could you imagine playing with the mischievous Shantae in 3D?

[via computerandvideogames.com]

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User Comments (32)

Stuffgamer1

#1

Stuffgamer1 said:

I've sadly never played Virtual Boy Wario Land, but I've heard enough about it to be encouraged by a comparison to it. Do it! Do it! Do it! :D

3DS

#3

3DS said:

dont care all i care about now is winning the 3DS or a 3DS

Capt_N

#7

Capt_N said:

W/ any fiction, be it fantasy, or sci-fi, effcts in 3d visuals sounds promising, as long as it doesn't hurt the eyes. Also, I hope if they(WayForward) do this project in the future, they will also consider making the graphics vibrant, & shine on it's own accord, w/ the 3d turned off.

I'm just one of many who probably just want the 3DS for the software, plus the 3d might hurt my eyes. I have to try it for a decent length of time w/ the effect on, to see if it bothers me. Further, I might just shut the 3d off to save battery.

Link79

#8

Link79 said:

As soon as the 3DS e shop channel is ready to download I'll be getting Risky's revenge. Here's hoping for a release of the original Gameboy color game as well. I look forward to a possible future 3DS release of Shantae.

Link79

#11

Link79 said:

Just in time for my next birthday! I still wish it was available now dangit.

Azikira

#13

Azikira said:

I still think this game was highly over-rated, but it was a neat game to play every now and then

Radbot42

#15

Radbot42 said:

Shantae was good but I would never think about calling it the best thing on the DS. They must have not played a lot of games on it if they think it was that good.

bboy2970

#17

bboy2970 said:

I really loved Risky's Revenge so the possibility of a new Shantae for 3DS excites me very much. If they could make Risky's Revenge as beautiful as it is in terms of graphics and music plus make very compelling gameplay on top of it within the tiny DSiWare size limit, imagine what they could do with a 3DS cartridge with a couple gigs on it!

Retro_on_theGo

#18

Retro_on_theGo said:

I'm most definitely in the minority here,but I was really disappointed by Shantae on DSiware. I think it was just hyped up too much for me. The graphics looked beautiful,but it was just so short and no real challenge. The last boss fight was nice though. Still it would take a lot to even get me thinking of purchasing this if it happens. Maybe I would just give in for Risky boots though. <3

Henmii

#20

Henmii said:

When I have a 3DS, Risky's revenge will be one of the first titles that I'll download. And hopefully they also release the first Shantae on the 3DS vc. I never played it, but it looks interesting.

And if I like those titles, then I would also appreciate a 3DS Shantae game.

And Warioland vb should also come to 3DS vc, maybe in color. It's one of the titles I always wanted to play, but couldn't because I didn't have a Virtual boy.

yoyogamer

#21

yoyogamer said:

I thought Risky's Revenge was way to short. Just look at the original Nintendo Power article this was revealed in! We were promised a trilogy of games, and instead, we got one short game with an extended Final Boss. Hopefully Shantae 3D is much longer.

bboy2970

#22

bboy2970 said:

@yoyogamer: If they stuck to the original plan of 3 episodes, it would have been the same amount of game total just split into 3 parts. And they probably would have costed 500 points each which would have not only made the game segmented but also more expensive than its 1200 point price tag. So you see, it is actually a great thing that it didn't launch as a trilogy.

Supremeist

#26

Supremeist said:

Im not interested. Oh well. Can't wait for other titles like Ocarina In Time and Mario Kart 3DS.

MasterGraveheart

#27

MasterGraveheart said:

Y'know, I just thought of something... since I'm the Shantae obsessor, how long before Shantae-related posts have my name as tags? :D

Big_A2

#31

Big_A2 said:

@25.NintendoPurist3DS: That's is why I'm not getting an Australian 3DS.

Kid_A

#32

Kid_A said:

I love WayForward, but I hope to god they don't use 3D models if they do in fact go ahead with this project. Somebody needs to step up and show people how amazing 2D Pixel-art games can look in stereoscopic 3D.

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