The Shantae series from developer WayForward, which got its start on the Game Boy Color and expanded to the DSi, iOS and Steam with the more recent Shantae: Risky’s Revenge, is about to receive its third entry with Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse, which will launch on the North American 3DS eShop on October 23 for $19.99, and will also be released on the Wii U eShop in the near future. Now that the game’s launch is near, WayForward has appropriately released a launch trailer to give fans a taste of what to expect in the series’ latest adventure.
Pirate’s Curse will again focus on the titular half-genie heroine, who this time is forced to team up with longtime pirate nemesis Risky Boots to stop a greater evil from being resurrected. The game will retain the earlier entries’ sidescrolling action-adventure gameplay and stylish pixel art style, as well as incorporating the 3D capabilities of Nintendo’s newest handheld and numerous new abilities to fit the increased emphasis on pirates, such as a pistol that Shantae can shoot and an oversized captain’s hat that doubles as a parachute.
We will have a review for Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse posted soon. In the meantime, feel free to post your thoughts on the launch trailer in the comments section below.