Shantae Art

Shantae And The Pirate's Curse arrived on 3DS in North America in late October, though it's been delayed into 2015 in Europe. That delay announcement also indicated that the Wii U version will hit the EU alongside the portable original, but gamers in North America will have that HD option a little sooner.

In fact, it's down as a Christmas Day arrival, with the standard download update day falling on 25th December. It'll cost $19.99 just like the 3DS version, and the following feature list is pitched for the home console download.

HD character portraits by Mega Man developer IntiCreates!
Off-TV play
Classic Controller Pro and Wii U Pro Controller support
Unlockable Pirate-Mode
Multiple endings
Epic original soundtrack by Jake “Virt” Kaufman

We're big fans of the 3DS release, awarding it 9/10 in our review. Have you been holding off to see those lovely pixels on the big screen through the Wii U, and are any of you in North America planning to jump in on Christmas Day? Let us know.