Brace yourselves, WayForward fans - the latest edition of Nintendo Power magazine (second to last, we should say) features the announcement of the 3DSWare title Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse on the front cover of the magazine, and is a direct sequel to Shantae: Risky's Revenge.

Not too much information has been given about the game, but what we do know is that it is said to be twice as big as its predecessor, with Shantae teaming up with her arch nemesis Risky. Shantae and Risky must join forces to stop the Tinkerbat minions from reviving The Pirate Master, the game's central villain. It will feature a Metroid-style map system, with both new and old locations appearing throughout the game.

Shantae and the Pirate's Curse will be a 3DS eShop exclusive, and we can expect to see its release some time in 2013. Are you excited about the new sequel? We sure are, and just in case you haven't played Shantae: Risky's Revenge, why not read our review?

Check out the photos of the magazine below.

She's back
Looks like risky business to us