Shantae: Risky's Revenge is the best thing on DSiWare and, according to Metacritic, the best game released on DS last year, a stunning achievement indeed. With the 3DS available now, WayForward's Matt Bozon has touched on plans to bring the half-genie into the third dimension in an interview with CVG.

While there was no official confirmation that the belly dancer would be turning up on the 3D handheld, WayForward has discussed the project internally and seems to have bounced some ideas aroudn:

CVG: The 2D layering effect strikes us as something that would work brilliantly on 3DS. Any plans to take Shantae in that direction?

Matt Bozon: We've talked about it at length. But if we did a Shantae on Nintendo 3DS, jumping layers might just be the tip of the iceberg. There's so much cool stuff we could do with stereo vision! I think I'll go play Wario Land on my Virtual Boy right now.

A bit of Virtual Boy Wario Land is always a good thing, but could you imagine playing with the mischievous Shantae in 3D?