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It says much for how highly some gamers regard Shantae on the Game Boy Color that its arrival on the 3DS Virtual Console can attract serious attention. One of WayForward's original IPs, it combines exploration with action platforming to keep a lot of gamers happy, with the subsequent DSiWare sequel and upcoming 3DS eShop release attracting plenty of hype.

The good news is that WayForward's Matt Bozon has tweeted that a final date is ready to be announced, after a number of hints and estimates in recent times.

Good news indeed. We'll let you know once the final date is confirmed, but in the meantime let's all talk about how eager we are to download this one when it finally lands.