It appears WayForward's Switch eShop release Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse will be receiving a physical makeover. In exciting news, Limited Run Games has announced pre-orders will go live next week on 7th December - the same day as the launch of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

There'll also be a "treasure-filled" collector's edition available to pre-order on the same day - with more details about this version to be revealed next week. Limited Run will keep the pre-orders open until 21st December and assures potential buyers there is plenty of time to play Smash Ultimate and order this game. The physical version is expected to arrive sometime in February, due to the long production times associated with Switch cartridges. Below is the official Twitter announcement and game box art:

Shantae And The Pirate's Curse originally graced the Wii U and 3DS in 2014 and was at the time considered as the best entry in the series. The Switch version is the definitive version of the game with tight gameplay, detailed visuals and charming dialogue which makes this a memorable 2D platformer from start to finish. In our review, we gave the game nine out of ten stars.

Will you be reserving a copy of Shantae and the Pirate's Curse when pre-orders go live on the Limited Run website? Is this the physical release you've been anticipating? Tell us below.

[via facebook.com, limitedrungames.com]