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Shantae: Risky's Revenge Director's Cut - another round of gameplay

Guide Half-Genie Shantae through burning deserts, enchanted forests, dripping caverns and deadly labyrinths. Discover magical attacks, brew zombie coffee, save golden babies, and master the art of belly-dancing to transform Shantae into more powerful creatures. Use your powers to foil the lady pirate Risky Boots and save Sequin Land from certain doom!

Shantae: Risky's Revenge - Director's Cut Now Available on Switch

The decade-old title lives on

10 years after launching on DSiWare, Shantae: Risky's Revenge has found a new home on the Switch. See what this classic Shantae adventure is all about in the rundown below.

Revenge is a dish best served multiplatform, which is why independent development studio WayForward is pleased to announce that Shantae: Risky's Revenge - Director's Cut, the second game in the 3-million-plus-selling Shantae series, is now available digitally on Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and Windows 10. Featuring crisp 2D visuals and all the action, exploration, and magical dance transformations one could wish for, the game is priced at $9.99 and is rated E10+ by the ESRB. A new launch trailer showcasing the game's highlights can be seen at https://youtu.be/y27IXsYV5Z8.

An upgraded version of the second entry in the Shantae series, Shantae: Risky's Revenge - Director's Cut once again puts players in control of Shantae, the Half-Genie heroine, who's on a quest to thwart her archenemy, the dastardly lady pirate Risky Boots. Shantae's mission will take her to a variety of environments (including deserts, forests, and undersea caverns) where she'll learn numerous abilities, encounter outlandish NPCs, and confront the sinister Barons of Sequin Land.

First released on DSiWare in 2010, the initial version of Shantae: Risky's Revenge was awarded IGN’s Best DS Game of the Year and was the year's highest-rated handheld game on Metacritic before arriving on PlayStation 4 and Steam as an enhanced Director's Cut. As with those editions, the Switch, Xbox One, and Windows 10 versions feature numerous upgrades over the original, including improved navigation capabilities, HD character portraits, and an unlockable Magic Mode.

Key Features

Experience Shantae's sensational second adventure, now on Switch, Xbox One, and Windows 10!
Journey across magical Sequin Land, from scorching deserts to the ocean depths!
Meet colorful characters such as Sky, Bolo, Uncle Mimic, and Rottytops!
Dance to transform into a monkey, an elephant, and a mermaid, each with unique abilities!
Detailed pixel-art graphics and stellar soundtrack!
Explore puzzle-filled labyrinths and overcome challenging bosses!
Discover numerous spells and upgrades!
Unlockable Magic Mode with an alternate costume!

Shantae: Risky's Revenge Director's Cut - more gameplay

Guide Half-Genie Shantae through burning deserts, enchanted forests, dripping caverns and deadly labyrinths. Discover magical attacks, brew zombie coffee, save golden babies, and master the art of belly-dancing to transform Shantae into more powerful creatures. Use your powers to foil the lady pirate Risky Boots and save Sequin Land from certain doom!

Shantae: Risky's Revenge Director's Cut - more gameplay

Guide Half-Genie Shantae through burning deserts, enchanted forests, dripping caverns and deadly labyrinths. Discover magical attacks, brew zombie coffee, save golden babies, and master the art of belly-dancing to transform Shantae into more powerful creatures. Use your powers to foil the lady pirate Risky Boots and save Sequin Land from certain doom!

Shantae: Risky's Revenge Director's Cut - more Switch footage

Guide Half-Genie Shantae through burning deserts, enchanted forests, dripping caverns and deadly labyrinths. Discover magical attacks, brew zombie coffee, save golden babies, and master the art of belly-dancing to transform Shantae into more powerful creatures. Use your powers to foil the lady pirate Risky Boots and save Sequin Land from certain doom!

Shantae: Risky's Revenge Director's Cut - Switch footage

Shantae: Risky’s Revenge – Director’s Cut is a powder keg of high octane, hair-whipping, hip shaking action! Winner of IGN’s Game of the Year and Metacritic’s highest rated game of 2010, this enhanced classic features thousands of frames of animation and huge multi-sprite bosses.

WayForward on Shantae lore, game difficulty, 3D Shantae platformer interest, and more

A magical interview

As we mentioned yesterday, WayForward's Matt Bozon was involved in a Reddit AMA today. We dug through the questions and found a few tantalizing tidbits that fans should appreciate.

On a Shantae game that dives deeper into lore and provides more challenge

I'd love to get back into that, and have been exploring those story lines recently. I tried to keep Sirens a little on the light side difficulty wise, since we are dealing with a wider audience than usual, and throwing a lot of new ideas at them. But, I also miss the "classic" difficulty.

On the chances of a Shantae 3D platformer

Sure, we've talked about doing that a lot since the N64 days. There's nothing stopping this from happening (well, other than lots of time and money). So it's a possibility.

Bonus features for the first Shantae game on Switch

There is a front-end, it doesn't just boot directly into the game. You'll be able to pick whether or not you want to play with the GBA enhancements, and we're working on getting some bonus stuff in there too.

WayForward running a Shantae Reddit AMA tomorrow

Your wish is granted

Got a question about the Shantae series? Why not ask Shantae co-creator, Matt Bozon? Mr. Bozon is heading over to Reddit tomorrow to answer your questions about the character and franchise! The AMA is being hosted by Limited Run Games, and will be live on the Games Subreddit.

Thanks to OperationGamer17 for the heads up!

Shantae: Risky's Revenge - Director's Cut heads to the Switch eShop on Oct. 15th, 2020

The DSiWare classic jumps to Switch

We already knew that Shantae: Risky's Revenge - Director's Cut was getting a Switch retail release from Limited Run Games, but now we have confirmation when the game will release for digital customers. WayForward has announced that the title is set to launch on the Switch eShop Oct. 15th, 2020. The game will be priced at $10.

Reminder: Limited Run Games' "Shantae Day" kicks off tomorrow, with pre-orders for numerous Shantae titles

It's Shantae insanity!

We've already covered the Shantae products that Limited Run Games is going to be releasing, but the company has sent out a reminder to fans that pre-orders open up tomorrow. Check out a complete rundown of what'll be available below.









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