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Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse

Limited Run Games has announced its next physical release. Next week, fans will begin placing pre-orders for Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse. It’ll go up on December 7 at 7 AM PT / 10 AM ET.

Like many Limited Run Games releases, a collector’s edition will be offered. The standard copy will have an open pre-order.

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With Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse making its way to Switch, WayForward has published a new launch trailer for the game. View the video below.

WayForward is putting Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse on Switch in just a few days from now. Get a look at some footage below.

Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse previously appeared on 3DS and Wii U. Now WayForward is bringing the game to Switch as well, according to a listing on the Australian eShop.

Pre-orders are actually live as we speak. That option should be extended to other regions very soon.

Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse recently released at retail. It’s mostly the same game as the eShop version, but WayForward also packed in an exclusive mini-game. Check out some off-screen footage below.


The physical version of Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse has been delayed to October 18. Developed by WayForward and published by Rising Star Games, the release was originally scheduled for September 27 in North America and the 30th in Europe.

Following several retailer leaks, Rising Star Games has officially announced the retail version of Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse on 3DS. North America will have it on September 27 while the European release is scheduled for September 30. Pricing is set at $29.99 / £29.99 / €29.99.

WayForward, who developed Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse, is actually including some new content. The new physical version will include “Super Shantae Nab!!”, a new arcade-style game.

Here’s an overview of Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse:

“In Shantae’s third and biggest adventure to date, the hair-whipping belly dancing genie must team up with her arch-nemesis, the nefarious Risky Boots, in order to save Sequin Land from an evil curse. By becoming a pirate, Shantae gains new weapons she can use to solve fiendish puzzles and battle fierce bosses.”

If you can’t wait for Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse at retail, you can pick up a digital copy from the eShop. It’s available on 3DS in addition to Wii U.

Source: Rising Star Games PR

Update (8/3): Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse can now be pre-ordered on Amazon Canada. The retailer also lists a September 20 release date. Basically, expect it sometime in late September!


Original (8/2): GameFly has revealed the North American boxart for Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse. Get a look at it above.

On another note, GameFly now has Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse for release at retail on September 27 (previously listed for September 20). The European version still looks to be planned for September 16, as Amazon Spain’s listing has not changed since we reported on the news last weekend.

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GameFly added a listing for Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse to its website a couple of days ago, suggesting that a 3DS retail version in North America is on the horizon. A European release also appears on the way. Just recently, Amazon Spain put up a listing of its own for the game.

Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse looks to be coming out around the same time in North America and Europe. On GameFly, a September 20 release date was included. Amazon’s Spain has it for September 16 (for €29.99, by the way).

Oh, and one other tidbit. GameFly listed Maximum Games as the publisher of Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse in North America. We assumed that was a mistake, and it turns out that was probably right. Judging by this tweet, Rising Star Games will actually be publishing. They’re also handling SteamWorld Collection in North America.

Thanks to Tiago S for the tip.

Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse received a retail release in Japan late last year. Now the game could be getting the same treatment in North America. According to GameFly, Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse will be hitting retail for 3DS on September 20.

GameFly has leaked several things in the past – such as the new version of Darksiders most recently. The page does list Maximum Games as the publisher though, which could be a mistake. SteamWorld Collection also has Maximum Games mentioned as the publisher, but we know that it’s actually Rising Star Games handling that one.

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