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Shantae Virtual Console Release Pushed Back To July

Posted by Andy Green

Classic Game Boy Color title won't make it this month

Shantae was set to be released on 20th June on the 3DS Virtual Console but this now won't be happening as WayForward, the game's developer, has bumped it back to an unspecified date in July.

Creative director at WayForward Matt Bozon announced the sad news on Twitter:

When it does release, it will be available in North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand, after previously only being available in North America.

A brand new Shantae title is on its way to the 3DS eShop - Shantae And The Pirate's Curse will be available at some point this year.

It's only a relatively small delay, but has this left you a little disappointed? Let us know in the comment section below.


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Warbeard said:

I still have Luigi's to complete, so I'm not too bothered, although the 20th is my birthday, so that would've been fun - oh well, Super Luigi U coming out on that date anywho!
Looking forward to your Shantae review though, hoping for some retro goodness



Denkou said:

I was literally thinking 5 minutes ago how excited I was to finally play the original shantae. Such a disappointment.



sillygostly said:

I'm glad that Shantae is being released in Australia but what about Risky's Revenge (which wasn't released here)? Sure, it's available in the iTunes store, but it's damn unplayable without buttons. I'd much rather pay the $15 price tag (or whatever it is) for the DSiWare version, though I'd much rather see a 3DS port at this point, even if it's in 2D and the only difference between the 3DS and DSiWare versions are the resolutions.



Katzii said:

Eh, it's a month delay. And honestly, with all the games I'm getting this month, I can deal.



Geonjaha said:

Was disappointed by the DSiWare game - pretty much the only great thing that stood out was the visuals, so I wont be getting this one.



HeroOfCybertron said:

I was just thinking that I would be able to play Shantae GBC for the first time next week now I'm disappointed. Darn you Nintendo why must you delay every 3DS vc game I've never played that I'm looking forward to playing.



Undead_terror said:

I say if the game is done and can be released any time, it should, but apparently things don't work that way.



Kaboom said:


//Has traumatic flashbacks to NES Ninja Gaiden's repeated delays//



Ralizah said:

Disappointing, but it works out. I don't have the extra money this month for VC stuff anyway. Too many games. * _ *

I wonder if they're trying to release Pirate's Curse and GBC Shantae close together or something?



UnseatingKDawg said:

Well, he did initially say it would be between June and early July. But that's alright - I can get Sonic 2 and Mega Man 2 in the meantime on my 3DS.



Capt_N said:

Ah well. I'm gonna look over many reviews for this title, though I'm fairly sure I'll like, or even love it; Shantae is said to be a "love letter" to mainly Nes gamers, & ppl who enjoyed/still-enjoy the games of that nature from that point in VG history. I've also heard for ppl who have tried, & didn't like Risky's Revenge, that it may be good, but most opinions say the original's better.



Beau_Skunk said:

Maybe not, but considering this game was supposed to come to Virtual Console a year ago, it's kinda annoying they keep delaying it.

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