Shantae And The Pirate's Curse has been the latest hit for WayForward, released on both the Wii U and 3DS eShop. The third franchise entry, it featured much of the IP's popular cast and was critically acclaimed.
It arrived last October in North America and relatively recently in Europe, but WayForward has nevertheless decided it's never too late to release some special 3DS HOME Themes. Announced last week on its official website, there'll be a Shantae Pirate Premium Theme and Rottytops Premium Theme available in this week's update (2nd April) in North America.
Both of these will have "panoramic backgrounds, custom tunes by Jake (Virt) Kaufman, and character voices by Cristina Vee", too. The news post also states that additional territory release details will come soon.
Are any of you in North America tempted to pick these up when they are in the Theme Shop?
Thanks to Robin Murphy for the heads up.
Voices in a theme? How will that work?
When these come to Europe I'll be getting the rottytops one I just love the shantae games
I'm guessing the voices replace the sounds effects for opening and closing games/software?
Oooooh! I'll get them both! ...if they ever arrive in europe, that is. Now I wonder: do HOME menu designs need to go through rating systems, as well?
Been looking for a theme with some eye candy! Vita let's me do what I want but my 3ds has always been tightly guarded in what it is allowed to do
Nice! I already spent a bunch of money on themes for my JP 3DS though, so my Murican 2DS will just have to make due with the hanafuda theme for now.
What makes these themes "premium"? The voices I assume?
I like the parchment on the bottom screen for the first one. The top screens seem a bit busy. I'd prefer a landscape view of the lighthouse or something. If the music is cool I'll consider the top one.
Though as a fan who purchased both the 3DS AND Wii U versions, some kind of discount would be nice.
Finally, some boobs! The top one is awesome, it shall be mine.
Being a fan of the Shantae games, I'll be getting both, tyvm.
@LemonSlice What a pervert! Is that the only reason why you're playing the game series? Because there are so many games that do just that but not this one.
I'm a male and I personally don't look at it that way. Seriously, female characters need to be fixed in video games atleast.
Don't care, Themes don't fix garbage VC releases.
Cool. Definitely picking the first one up.
You are overreacting. I'm sure he's comment aren't meant to be taken seriously. Not even a female would be offended unless you're an extremist. Anyway I prefer Rottytops hands down over Shantae!
I'm suprised the folder's don't have breasts on them, seems like something they'd do.
@outburst The proper response to that would be "cringe"
Probably will buy both! Haha.
@Artwark What's wrong with men liking boobs?
The Pirate Curse is my first Shantae game and I loved it. Will definitely look on the other game in the series.
Insta-download for me!
Shantea is ¡SMEXY!
@Jahir Nothing wrong with that. But just buying a game only because of that? Yeah, that is just dumb.
A must have!
I haven't had interested in buying themes yet, but I'll get the Shantae Pirate themed one.
Come on Europe, let's be having these!
I'm ret-2-go for these!
I do love Wayforward and Shantae. They make some great games with cool mechanics and beautiful sprite art, but at the same time, they do like to chuck massive, gooshy breasts on every character (even in Contra 4). It's unnecessary.
To be honest, I was hoping for the Tan Line outfits (runs).
Should be offered at a discount or even free to those of us who already bought the game on our 3DS (or even for those who beat it!)
Sex sells just as well as gritty realism in videogames. I myself got Senran Kagura Burst expecting a good laugh throughout at the fanservice just to get surprised at how well written the story and characters were.
Where is my Senran Kagura 3DS HOME Theme.
@Kat I kinda noticed that too. A few of the female enemies don't have bras or coverups either. Namely the Mermaids, Medusas, and those freakishly bizarre juggly purple monsters in forest of lost souls. You'll know what I'm referring too if you've gotten that far in the game. Boobies are too pixellated to be anything more than just bursting with cute though.
Still I love the art style and fanservice. I bought the game twice on 3DS and Wii-U so both the 3DS themes are an insta-buy. I kinda wish you could shuffle more than 10 themes though. Nintendo keep finding amusing ways to take my money, LOL!
I want the one featuring Hottytops. I meant Rottytops! Honest!
More indies should try this. Awesome way of getting more revenue.
Damn you Wayforward, now I must spend my money on these since I love the Shantae series.
Wonder if premium means it will cost more
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