Shantae has had a bit of a comeback in the last couple years, and it was arguably all kicked off by Shantae: Risky's Revenge. After the original Shantae released on the Game Boy Color, there was a gap of about eight years before the game received its sequel on DSiWare. This was followed up a few years later by Shantae and the Pirate's Curse, and the fourth game is currently still in development.
Shortly after Shantae and the Pirate's Curse released, a remaster of Shantae: Risky's Revenge was made that upscaled the graphics and made various tweaks and adjustments to the gameplay. A Wii U release was planned, but it wasn't released alongside the version that appeared on other platforms. It seems that WayForward hasn't forgotten the Wii U, however, as it confirmed today via a Kickstarter update that the game is moving into submissions at both Nintendo of Europe and America. Here's the quote:
Breaking news today for Shantae fans! Shantae: Risky's Revenge Director's Cut is moving into submissions at Nintendo of America and Nintendo of Europe. Now Wii U owners will be able to play the most popular Shantae game on the planet, with all of those fancy bonus features like the new Warp System, improved balancing, HD illustrations, and the infamous Magic Mode Costume!
What do you think? Will you be picking this up on Wii U? What did you think of the original Risky's Revenge? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
As long as it comes to Australia. We never got the DSi version which I'm still upset about.
I've been waiting for it. I bought Pirate's Curse but refused to play it before I've played Risky's Revenge.
@ImprobableToast : The DSi version was ported to iOS and at a fraction of the price, but yes, I was a bit bummed about it too. At least now we'll be able to play the "Definitive" version. With the IARC rating scheme in full effect, we should get this in Australia as well. In fact, many older eShop titles that were not previously available in Australia are slowly being rolled out due to IARC (even if it's crap like Frenchy Bird).
i'm more worried about pricing right now since ik its gunna be amazing.
Great stuff, never played a Shantae game until pirates curse and I'm glad I finally did, brilliant game. I'll get this without hesitation, but I would expect a day 1 discount or lower price point on this one.
I'd rather upgrade to the 3DS version, tbh. That's still a thing, right? Risky's Revenge Director's Cut coming to 3DS, I mean...
Is it coming to the 3DS?
@allav866 I believe so, but there was no mention in the Kickstarter update. Hopefully it'll be around the time of the Wii U version.
Belly Dancing monkey transformations in HD? les do this!
Aw yes! I thought they'd canned this as the other console versions came out so long ago and there wasn't a peep of news about Wii U.
@ImprobableToast - Man, we Aussies always get shafted !
I forgot they were doing this. Good stuff. Never played this one, will purchase.
Great news! Pirate's Curse was my first Shantae game and I loved it, so I'm definitely interested.
I was just about to drop $13 bucks for this on the 3DS - cuz I didn't hear about it for months. I'm glad I haven't bought it yet.
Got all the Shantae-games (including this on 3DS) so I'll of course get this one too!
Aw man, I just played through all 3 games a few weeks ago, and had bought this one for 12 bucks for thr first time. Not sure I'm going to spend it again, but the series is very good!
"Shantae has had a bit of a comeback in the last couple years, and it was arguably all kicked off by Shantae: Risky's Revenge. After the original Shantae released on the Game Boy Color, there was a gap of about eight years before the game received its sequel on DSiWare. This was followed up a few years later by Shantae and the Pirate's Curse, and the fourth game is currently still in development."
I did not completely understand this paragraph.
Is 'Risky's Revenge' the DSi sequel (the second game), or the fourth?
@sillygostly Don't have an iOS device so still shafted there but it did release on steam here. I refuse to get it because I wanted the series on Nintendo but still this release has a better chance seeing as they must have had it rated for steam.
And I had noticed a trickle of "new" releases, mainly Radio hammer, that I thought we might miss so it's looking up now.
How come you Aussies never got it? It came out in Europe so by extension you should also have gotten it. Sorry to hear that.
I bought Pirate's Curse instead of Risky's Revenge on my 3DS since I've been holding out for the definitive version. Was hoping this game would come to 3DS, but I guess Wii U works as well. I mean, I do have a Wii U and love it this generation, so...
Excellent news! I loved the DSi original, but could never speed run it, so the revised Warps should help in that respect.
@BornInNorway81 - They go in this order:
HUUZZAAAA!!!!!! Loved it on the DS!!!!!!!!!
Yes! Never played Risky's Revenge, only Pirate's Curse, but loved it. Will definitely get this!
Wow never even knew this was a thing. Well I've already got the original on my 3ds so I doubt ill double dip. But its tempting...
Eh, I've only played Pirate's Curse and I didn't like it at all.
@AlexSora89 Government charges a small fortune to rate anything basically. And if there's anything they don't like you get to pay again after alterations. Shanta is fairly safe from that but the cost is still steep. And much like Germany video games are officially still considered children's toys, which is why it took so long to get an R rating. Of course that still means they sanctioned stuff like GTA as children's toys MA rating or not. Funnily enough region locking is outlawed here.
Cool. Love this series.
Played the DSi version on both the old 3DS and New XL (no, no difference) and on PS4.
Until Half Genie Hero, I literally couldn't care less about anything Shantae related (ok, ok, hers would be the only amiibo I would ever consider, but it's not happening, so why bother hoping for it?)
As an aside, Gamepad play is the only thing anyone should be excited about.
Even Pirate's Curse looked horribly retro (and not in a fun, Undertale or Shovel Knight kind of way either).
Nothing against Shantae on the big screen, it just looks 10x better on a handheld.
I wasn't really feeling like paying twelve bucks for the DSi version so the fact that it is finally coming to Wii U means I can now remedy that. Still kicking myself for not picking up Shantae and the Pirates Curse for half off and I will be fixing that if it goes on sale again.
I really enjoyed Pirate's Curse, and I've been holding off on Risky's Revenge in the hope of getting the Director's Cut version on Wii U at a lower price (it's $9.99 on the PS4, while the original's $11.99 on the 3DS eshop). I have a ton of indies to play right now, so I'll probably be waiting for a sale, but I'm glad it's finally coming to the Wii U nonetheless.
Where's the Wii U game we've been waiting for for ages? It's a 2D game. And they've got a whole team of people! Seems a weird thing to be so heavily delayed.
Do you know if that would be an update to the dsiWare one or a whole separate release?
@invictus4000 A separate release, much like how Cave Story (eShop version) was a separate from its DSiWare counterpart.
I only recently bought Risky's Revenge Director's Cut on Steam, so I'll be skipping out on this.
Cool been wanting to play this on WiiU. I'll buy it again.
And I just bought this on steam. Oh well, for Shantae, I'll buy it again. I just love that adorable little half-genie and she fits best on Nintendo hardware.
Day one for me.
This is a great series. It is one of my favorites. I would of never picked it up. I bought the GBC VC because I was in a drought. I am so glad I did. Every game is better than the next. If you have not played this series what are you waiting for. Go get them and pronto. There are way to many games I want this year.
I've been wanting it on 3DS. Whole Shantae trilogy in definitive form on 3DS would be so nice.
Well, I'll get it then, I never beat the game and this would be an excellent way to play!
So, two more Shantae games for Wii U this year. Amazing news. Still great games coming in frequently. I'm a fan since Pirate's Curse.
Still haven't played a Shantae game but I'm hearing good things and have liked other WayForward games a lot.
Cool! I tried this game on iOS and never quite got past the first few levels. Maybe the Wii U version can encourage me to try it again.
One thing I hope for is the aspect ratio to be fixed.
@AshFoxX I feel your pain. I actually brought AVGN Adventures, and then they announced it on Wii U in Europe. >_< Thankfully I didn't do the same mistake with Shantae: Risky's Revenge.
@memoryman3 The IOS version was based on the DSi version. The touch-screen d-pad and no second screen (where the map / inventory is used) would make the game harder.
The Steam version is a remastered version, with improved graphics and designed for widescreen, which is what the Wii U version will be based on. Mostly likely having the option of using a second screen.
As much as I like Shantae, I love Risky Boots. Hopefully once the series becomes more popular, and Nintendo has a new handheld, we can have a Risky Boots game of her own!
@ImprobableToast YES FINALLY SOMEONE ELSE COMPLAINING!
Too bad I don't have a Wii U.
Wait, wasn't this supposed to come to the 3DS too?
Oh boy. I loved Risky's revenge.
This is my favourite one but since i already have it on 3DS i won't be picking it up. It's a bit of a shame since i prefer most games on the home console over the 3DS but i don't like wasting money.
Regional lockout should be outlawed on a global scale.
@RadioShadow The Steam page shows a 4:3 port....
@memoryman3 My bad, it's 4:3 during gameplay. That is disappointing. Still going to buy it.
@AlexSora89 : It all comes down to Classification costs, which may be too much for indies as it may take away a great deal from any potential profits (particularly during the Wii and DSi era, when publishers needed to reach a quota before they made so much as a cent on their labours). Many, many games, physical and eShop/digital alike, have never seen the light of day in Australia for this reason. I suppose the good thing about this is that publishers who are truly confident in the quality of their product are more likely to release their content in Australia, because judging from a lot of the indie content that is available exclusively in Europe, not much of value was lost. Now that IARC is in effect, some of the worst titles available in Europe are being gradually trickled into the Australian eShops (Frenchy Bird was released last week; and quite frankly, I think it should have stayed the hell out).
Risky's Revenge was also the most expensive DSi game that I know of (1200 points), and I suspect that WayForward may have feared that relatively few would have been willing to spend AU$18 on the game.
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