Shantae Advance: Risky Revolution, the long awaited sequel to the original Shantae has had a second unveiling during Nintendo’s Indie World presentation this afternoon.
Shantae’s return kicked off Nintendo’s livestream and is scheduled to arrive on the Switch at some point during 2024.
Shantae herself isn’t the only one making a comeback, with the original development team reuniting to bring the latest adventure of the half-genie to Nintendo’s hybrid console next year.
Erin and Matt Bozon, Shantae’s creator and Creative Director of developer WayForward respectively, appeared following the reveal of the game’s latest trailer.
The pair described how they had started development on a Shantae sequel for the Game Boy Advance back in 2001, but the project was never completed. Matt Bozon continued by saying that they’d always hoped to finish the game someday.
The Shantae staples are all present and correct with rearrangeable stages allowing Shantae to move between layers in the environment and of course, her signature hair whip attack.
Like A Genie In A Bottle
Shantae Advance: Risky Revolution will also include a brand new four player Battle Mode that sees up to four players duking it out on the same screen for the first time in the series long-running history.
The new trailer also showed off the 2D platforming that fans of the series will know and love as well as several new features.
Most surprising is perhaps the ability for Shantae to perform a magic dance to turn into animals, including an elephant that can smash through walls! That rings a bell for some reason. I wonder why?
Players that love to collect physical media can rejoice also, as Limited Run Games will be creating and publishing boxed versions of Shantae Advance: Risky Revolution for the Nintendo Switch AND the Game Boy Advance!
We’re huge fans of physical media and 2D platforming at Retro Dodo so Shantae’s return has us wishing it was 2024 already!
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