Shantae has already gotten some representation on the Nintendo Switch in the form of the excellent Shantae: Half-Genie Hero, but the series has a long relationship with Nintendo that dates back all the way to the Gameboy Color. The previous game, Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse, launched on the 3DS and Wii U, offering up a more pure Metroidvania experience that some fans felt was lost in its more level-focused successor. Fortunately, those who weren’t pleased with Half-Genie Hero don’t have to wait long before they can get their Shantae fix on the Switch.

Rather out of nowhere, WayForward just revealed that Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse is coming to the Switch, and it’s due to launch on 20th March. If you head on over to the Australian eShop, there’s already a listing in place, and you can even pre-order it if you so desire. It appears to just be a straight port of the original, but for those that missed it the first time or just want to revisit it, this will no doubt prove to be a nice surprise.

What do you think? Will you be picking this up for the Switch? What would you like to see out of the next Shantae? Share your thoughts in the comments below.