Join Shantae in her first dual-screen adventure with Shantae: Risky’s Revenge, now available for Wii U.
She may star in just five games- including a smartwatch app and the future Half-Genie Hero– however WayForward’s own Shantae built up quite the reputation with Nintendo fans. Shantae fans organized together to help get her into Super Smash Bros. For Wii U/3DS through various petitions, voting groups, and the “#shantaeforsmash” hastag used on various social media platforms, however the belly-dancing genie ultimately lost to Platinum Games’s Umbran Witch- Bayonetta.
Debuting on the Nintendo DSi as a DSiWare title in 2010, Shantae: Risky’s Revenge was the first game in the series to be featured on Nintendo’s dual-screen handhelds. Following after the events of 2002’s Shantae for the Game Boy Color, the titular genie takes up arms once again after pirate nemesis Risky Boots steals a magical lamp from the Scuttle Town Relic Hunters Expo. Players explore a multitude of environments and dungeons, using Shantae’s combat and magic animal transformations to defeat Risky’s minions. While the Nintendo 3DS release of Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse features stereoscopic “layered” environments, Risky’s Revenge is the only game in the series that allows the player to traverse between the main pathway, foreground and background elements.
Yesterday afternoon, Shantae: Risky’s Revenge – Director’s Cut released for the Wii U through the Nintendo eShop. The revamped versions features upscaled visuals, a new map system enabling the player to warp between areas, and an extra “Magic Mode” option that trades magic consumption for less defense.
Shantae: Risky’s Revenge – Director’s Cut for the Wii U can be purchased directly through the Nintendo eShop for $9.99. The title is also available on PC (via Steam) and PS4.