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.