After tweeting over the weekend to promise that the Shantae 3DS Virtual Console release was all set for confirmation, WayForward has posted a new blog entry (curiously dated 17th May) confirming that the title will land in all regions on 20th June.

The news was confirmed in the studio's own style, as you can see from the excerpt below.

This beloved bit of gaming history was previously only available in North America. Not this time! Shantae will be making appearances in North America, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand; wherever good times are had. Unfortunately we will not be able to announce a specific release date (June 20th) at this time. Check back angrily and often at to discover the Shantae's secret release date (that's June 20th) in the days and weeks ahead. See you on June 20th!

As a previously limited retail release on Game Boy Colour, the subsequent popularity of Shantae: Risky's Revenge on DSiWare and the anticipation for Shantae And The Pirate's Curse on the 3DS eShop will certainly gain this original some attention.

So, who's already planning to download this in a month's time?