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Footage has emerged for Shantae – the original Game Boy Color title – running on Switch. Get a look at the gameplay below.

Shantae is due out for Switch via the eShop on April 22.

WayForward will publish the original Shantae on Switch this month, the studio just announced. The title will launch digitally on April 22.

Shantae originally came to Game Boy Color back in 2002. It has become one of the more titles around since then.

Here’s an overview of the game, along with a trailer:

Limited Run Forward and WayForward haven’t restricted today’s Shantae news to the Game Boy Color. As previously reported, the original title is coming to Switch, and new details are in regarding the physical launch.

Just like with the new Game Boy Color re-release, Shantae for Switch will be offered with a standard copy or collector’s edition. The latter version comes with a steelbook case, soundtrack CD, acrylic standee, and more.

You’ll be able to pre-order both versions on September 11 beginning at 7 AM PT / 10 AM ET through Limited Run Games. Reservations will be live over a four week period.

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Limited Run Games and WayForward previously announced plans to produce a new re-release for the original Shantae on Game Boy Color. Additional details were provided today.

Aside from a standard release, fans will be able to purchase a collector’s edition. Copies include a premium rigid box that contains a ton of goodies including the soundtrack, an enamel pin, and more.

Pre-orders for the new re-release of Shantae on Game Boy Color open on September 11 at 7 AM PT / 10 PM ET through Limited Run Games. They’ll be live for a total of four weeks.

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When we recently posted about The Art of Shantae, the book’s cover wasn’t available. That has since changed following an update on Amazon. You can check it out above.

Pre-orders for The Art of Shantae are up on Amazon here. There’s currently a $5 discount on reservations. We’ll also mention that pre-orders have since opened on Amazon ($10.57 discount) and Amazon UK (no discount).

The Art of Shantae is tentatively planned for release on December 1.

Thanks to Jake for the tip.

When The Art of Shantae was announced in 2017, it was on track for a 2018 release. That ultimately didn’t happen, and the book essentially fell of the radar. After a few years, it has finally resurfaced with a possible 2020 arrival.

A listing for The Art of Shantae has popped up on Amazon, which shows a December 1, 2020 release date. It also contains the following description of the 224-page book:

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Shantae has stayed true to its 2D roots since the original entry on the Game Boy Color nearly two decades ago. However, the studio has considered moving the series into the third dimension.

Shantae Co-creator Matt Bozon told USgamer in a recent interview:

WayForward seems to have a lot of ideas about the future of Shantae. The studio is willing to try new genres, and could even explore something like an animated series down the line.

Something else that’s on the table is a remake of the very first Shantae for the Game Boy Color. Speaking with Siliconera, co-creator Matt Bozon said he’s “be down for doing that” and it “isn’t outside the realm of possibility”.

Bozon said:

It’s tough to believe that the Shantae series is nearly twenty years old. The adventure-platformer franchise first started out in 2002 with its debut entry on the Game Boy Color. WayForward is still continuing on with the IP having recently launched Shantae and the Seven Sirens, and it looks like the studio has no intention of slowing down anytime soon.

One possibility for Shantae in the future is an animated series. At the very least, creator Matt Bozon and his wife Erin are interested in the idea.

Bozon told Comicbook in a new interview: