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Shantae and the Pirate's Curse Delayed Into 2014

Posted by Thomas Whitehead


We suspect that a number of 3DS download enthusiasts are eagerly anticipating Shantae And The Pirate's Curse from WayForward, the third portable entry in a series that's cultivated a loyal following.

Its release date has been gradually pushed back, however, and the studio's Matt Bozon has now confirmed what was becoming increasingly obvious.

Its slide into early next year is disappointing, but may at least bring the title to the system during a relatively quiet spell of releases. WayForward is also busy at work on the crowd-funded and multi-platform Shantae: Half-Genie Hero, which is confirmed for the Wii U eShop.

Are you disappointed with this delay, or happy to wait a little longer and pick it up in a couple of months? Let us know in the comments below.

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sinalefa said:

Well, that is a big timeframe. I will then have time to finally download and play any of the Shantae games.



Karakato said:

Well, more time to polish up the game then. That also gives me more time to finish up the list of my backlog for this year. Anyway, still a day one purchase from me, I loved RR and thought the first one was decent enough.



HeroOfCybertron said:

I'm not really disappointed I knew it wouldn't come out this year with only two Thursdays left in the year.



WiiLovePeace said:

I'm not disappointed, I've yet to finish the other titles in the series. Hopefully I rectify that before this one releases.



Handy_Man said:

It's still odd to think that this game was revealed in the second-to-last issue of Nintendo Power!



Toodles said:

I'm not not disappointed, since I've really been looking forward to this one. But I have lots of other things to play right now and more development time means a better finished product, so I'm glad they're not rushing it.



PanurgeJr said:

@Luigifan141 I don't recall if it was their wish or Nintendo Power's, but they announced it a lot earlier than they would have precisely so it could make the second-last issue.



HyperSonicEXE said:

Do whatcha need to WF - there are a ton of releases out right now, and the game's gotta be good, really hit that sweet spot in the middle of Shantae's hardcore exploring and RR's pacing.



Kaze_Memaryu said:

Schucks - Shantae was my most wanted for the entire year... Now everything is trying to claim my cash at once when the next year begins! T_T



brandonbwii said:

It's nice that they gave themselves a huge window instead of promising a specific month they may not deliver on.



paburrows said:

I'm a little disappointed, but kind of relieved with the recent surge of new games with the Sega 3D games and a couple of NES ones that I still have to pick up plus the up coming Super Mario 3.



Lalivero said:

It's good it is getting polished but I've been waiting for this, haha! Will make it even better when it is finally released, since I've finished and loved the first two games.



Kmno said:

If they made a disscount for Christmas of the Shantae game for DSiware I would buy it in an instant.



Capt_N said:

I certainly hope they take their time with it, for the specific purpose of polishing the game, & making it better; final finer details, & all. Further, I hope it isn't being backburner'd to the point of final product quality degradation by the Kickstarter HGH project. What a mess that would be! Anyway, this gives me time to d/l RR, & save points for this too, as I eventually spent my Pirate's Curse savings, save but about $1, & a 1/2.

I can live w/ this. I just hope it means a better product, & I more, or less knew that it wasn't coming this year, unless they were quietly done w/ it(development).



brianvgplayer said:

How is this pushed back? The date on Nintendo's website has been Winter 2013 for a while. It's no surprise that it may be pushed into 2014 with the vague "Winter" date.



LuckyTJ said:

I have been waiting for this game for quite a while. Now i have to wait for another few months agian. Ugh



Gioku said:

"...eagerly anticipating Shantae And The Pirate's Curse from WayForward..."
That's me.



Kosmo said:

I actually expected the game to hit the eShop in 2014... I don't care, I have the Guild 01 games to finish first!



Nomad said:

I haven't played any of the Shantae games but I will definitely getting Pirates Curse. It looks excellent.



Ibrahim77X said:

We waited all this time...just to find out it's been delayed. This game better be damn good if we're waiting this long. This is coming from someone who's only played Risky's Revenge. I want MORE!



brianvgplayer said:

I'm disappointed that the new article still says that this was a delay. It was listed as coming out in Winter 2013 quite a bit before this was posted at nintendolife. December is the only Winter month at the end of 2013, so Winter meant the December 2013-March 2014 timeframe. The tweet didn't even say that March was certain, just that it MAY release in March. Anyway, it has really been delayed now, though it's good they are working on giving it extra polish before release.

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