Video: The New Shantae And The Pirate's Curse Trailer Shows That Pixels Are Gorgeous
Posted by Thomas Whitehead
Prepare yourselves, 3DS gamers
Nintendo UK has published a video interview with Matt Bozon and Voldi Way of WayForward; they explain more about the game, stating that it's more "guided" but with scope for exploration, while also outlining the general plot. Bozon does drop a spoiler from the ending of Shantae: Risky's Revenge, so bear that in mind.
When WayForward launched its Kickstarter campaign for Shantae: Half-Genie Hero, some early responses to the news were concerns that the HD release would interfere with 3DS eShop exclusive Shantae And The Pirate's Curse, which is due this year. Perhaps aware that some would draw that conclusion, WayForward has now released a shiny new trailer for the 3DS title, and it looks rather good.
After the smooth lines and crisp textures of the crowdfunded title's pitch video, this reminds us somewhat of the series' heritage on handheld devices. While we can look forward to autostereoscopic 3D and more detailed visuals, this third entry in the series will nevertheless be pixel based; as titles such as Mario & Luigi: Dream Team and fellow download release Mutant Mudds show, the retro approach can sure be attractive.
Check the trailer out below and let us know what you think.