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    Switch eShop

    Review Shantae: Half-Genie Hero

    Your wish has been granted

    Shantae: Half-Genie Hero was a standout release on the Wii U late last year, bringing an excellent and whimsical Metroidvania adventure to the platform which we deemed to be arguably the best entry in the Shantae series yet. Given the game’s pedigree and WayForward’s great relationship with Nintendo, it seemed a...




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    Wii U

    Review Shantae: Half-Genie Hero


    Immediately upon seeing the title screen and hearing the game's main theme, you know that Shantae: Half-Genie Hero is another step forward for this series. Back in 2002, Shantae made her debut on the Game Boy Color to rave reviews but disappointing sales — hardly a shock when you take into account the GBC was on its last legs — but the...

  • Video Shantae: Half-Genie Hero's Launch Trailer Will Swash Your Buckles


    Unless you've been trapped in a genie's bottle, you'll probably know that WayForward's amazing looking Shantae: Half-Genie Hero has finally made it to the Wii U. To celebrate Shantae embarking on her first full HD adventure the good folks over at WayForward recently put out a launch trailer with a rousing soundtrack which you can watch...

  • News Shantae: Half-Genie Hero Retail Edition Heading to Wii U on 27th December

    Still hits the eShop on 20th December, though

    Shantae, WayForward's tentpole IP that's developed an audience on Nintendo portables in addition to other systems through remasters, is getting its next title very soon - Shantae: Half-Genie Hero. Crowdfunded and a decent amount of time in the making, we're now just a couple of weeks from playing it. A...

  • News Shantae: Half-Genie Hero Arrives on Wii U on 20th December

    Just in time for Christmas

    A couple weeks ago, it was announced that development on Shantae: Half-Genie Hero had been completed and that a release date was forthcoming. Fortunately, it has now been confirmed that the wait won't be much longer, the game releases in just a couple of weeks. WayForward recently updated the Kickstarter to announce that...












  • News Shantae: Half-Genie Hero Looks Stunning in New E3 Trailer

    Bring on the hair-whipping and belly dancing

    With E3 on the way next week, the talented folk at WayForward have belly danced past all the cacophony and released their E3 trailer for the upcoming Shantae: Half-Genie Hero. As the fourth game in the esteemed Shantae series, Half-Genie Hero marks the first cross-platform HD outing for the hair-whipping...





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    3DS eShop

    Review Shantae And The Pirate's Curse

    A pirate’s life for me

    It’s interesting to track the progression that WayForward's Shantae series has undergone over the past decade. Beginning in 2002, the original title was released on the Game Boy Color, an unfortunately timed release that was mostly overshadowed by the recent introduction of the Game Boy Advance. Despite an attempted sequel...

  • News Shantae and the Pirate's Curse Launch Trailer Whips Into Action

    Wii U version coming this Winter

    Shantae and the Pirate's Curse arrives in the 3DS eShop in North America this week for $19.99 — it's due in Europe "as soon as possible" — and WayForward is gearing up for the long awaited release. The IP is still very much the studio's main event, with this third entry having endured a number of delays; it's now...



  • News Shantae and the Pirate's Curse Delayed Into 2014


    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...



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    3DS eShop / GBC

    Review Shantae

    Whip ya hair

    Just over 11 years since its original release in 2002, Shantae has finally made it onto the 3DS Virtual Console – and it's the first time that it's been available in Europe too. Despite the long wait, WayForward's tricky 2D platformer is sprinkled with enough genie-magic to keep it fresh and interesting for a modern audience. Shantae...



  • News Shantae: Risky's Revenge Soundtrack Now Available

    And the tunes won't break your wallet either

    If you're one of the ones anxiously awaiting next week's release of Shantae: Risky's Revenge on DSiWare, the kind folks at Wayforward have a little treat to help tide you over. The full soundtrack of the game is now available for download and the interesting (and rather generous) twist is that you can...

  • News Exclusive Sneak Peek at Shantae Fan Club Mailer

    WayForward also confirms that DSiWare release is the complete game!

    The nice folks at WayForward Technologies were kind enough to give Nintendo Life an exclusive sneak peek at the upcoming Shantae Fan Club mailer that will be sent out soon. It seems gamers who already own Mighty Flip Champs are in for a little treat when they purchase Shantae:...

  • News Shantae: Risky's Revenge Coming October 4th

    The much-anticipated platformer is on its way

    WayForward has just announced that its brand new DSiWare platformer Shantae: Risky's Revenge is headed to the DSiWare service in North America on October 4th. We'll keep you posted on any news on the title and we'll have a full review shortly after its release early next month. We've also got an...


  • News Now You Can Follow Shantae Wherever You Are

    Via Twitter, that is

    The wait for Shantae: Risky's Revenge is proving too much to bear for some. If you're one of those folks desperate to get their hands on the genie's goods, you might want to direct some of your enthusiasm and impatience to the official Shantae Twitter account. As you'd expect, the genie's first tweets have been explaining...

  • News Official Shantae: Risky's Revenge Site Updated

    Could this mean a release is coming soon?

    Wayforward has completely updated their Official Shantae: Risky's Revenge Site for all of you Shantae fans to check out. It was actually one of our members that discovered the site a few weeks back, but now the site has a bit more content on it, including the game's official gameplay trailer. We'll keep you...


  • News Shantae is Nearly Finished but Not Submitted

    It won't be out for weeks

    Although there was no DSiWare or WiiWare on display at Nintendo's E3 booth this year, IGN met up with WayForward's Matt Bozon to get some hands-on time with Shantae: Risky's Revenge. The game itself is all-but finished, needing just some final playtesting and any tweaks arising therein, which means that the game has not yet...


  • News Shantae Coming to DSiWare

    WayForward set to release the long-awaited sequel to their Game Boy Color classic!

    Well it's been a long time coming, but Shantae fans are about to have their wishes come true with the release of not one, but three new Shantae episodic titles on Nintendo's DSiWare service. The first release Shantae: Risky's Revenge, is expected to hit the DSiWare service sometime in the 4th quarter of this year. We..

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