WayForward's Shantae And The Pirate's Curse is already out in North America on the 3DS eShop, and we think it's fantastic, but it's been a frustrating wait for localisation in PAL countries. Unfortunately, it's been confirmed that the previous goal to get the 2D action adventure game out this year in the region has been missed.

WayForward shared the sad news in a tweet, confirming that it's now due in Europe in late January / early February next year.

On the plus side, those waiting for the Wii U eShop version can peg that window for the home console iteration, too. It uses the same pixel-based assets as the portable option, but could be tempting to those that'd rather settle down and play on a big screen.

A little longer before European 3DS owners can jump in, meanwhile — good things come to those who wait.

[via gonintendo.com]