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Shantae is a Game Boy Color title, we suspect, with some very keen fans that are anxious to play it again. It's the debut title of one of WayForward Technologies best-loved IPs, with DSiWare follow-up Shantae: Risky's Revenge being critically acclaimed and, for a spell, regularly gracing the DSi Shop's chart when it was released. We also have the third entry, Shantae And The Pirate's Curse, set to grace the 3DS eShop this year, and we imagine that's already on a few wishlists.

Still, for those that didn't have a chance to enjoy the original Game Boy Color title in its hey-day, the upcoming 3DS Virtual Console release can't come soon enough. Wayforward has voiced its intention to bring the game back for a while, confirming that it would happen last July, but has been rather quiet since. Thankfully, fears that this release for the VC was being quietly dropped were unfounded, as the studio's Matt Bozon has posted the following update on Twitter.

Good news for Shantae fans, and it'd certainly seem fitting if the GBC title is available before the all-new title lands later in the year. How many of you played the original when it was released, or are planning to take it on for the first time on the 3DS?