Wayforward announced that after 21 years, the original Shantae will release on PlayStation platforms. On June 2, 2023, Shantae will be available on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5.
The 8-bit classic platformers will release digitally utilizing the Limited Run Games’ Carbon Engine, retaining the graphics, sound, and gameplay of the game’s initial release while adding features such as control options, save states, and visual filters.
Originally released in 2002 on Game Boy Color, Shantae dances her way to a new platform. Players will jump into her first adventure, where she first developed her hair-whipping attacks and hypnotic hip-shakes. Further, players are able to shift into various creatures to reach new heights. The half-genie seeks out four elemental stones across Sequin Land in order to stop the nefarious lady pirate, Risky Boots. During her quest, Shantae battles fiendish enemies explores treacherous labyrinths, gains amazing new abilities, conquers mini-games, and encounters allies such as Rottytops, Sky, and Bolo. Alongside the standard GBC mode, this edition also includes the bonus Game Boy Advance functionality of the vintage cartridge (which adds an extra transformation and an alternative color palette).
With this release, the entire Shantae series (Shantae, Shantae: Risky’s Revenge – Director’s Cut, Shantae, and the Pirate’s Curse, Shantae: Half-Genie Hero Ultimate Edition, and Shantae and the Seven Sirens; each sold separately) will be available on PlayStation systems for the very first time.
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