The Nindies Lounge @ PAX Interview featuring Shantae Half-Genie Hero is now available online. During the interview, WayForward‘s Austin confirms that the developer is aiming to get the game out before the end of this year on the Nintendo eShop for Wii U. Shantae Half-Genie Hero invites players to join Shantae as she defends Sequin Land from a host of villains, explores different worlds, conquers bosses and belly dances to transform into new forms.
It may come as a surprise, but Shantae and the Pirates Curse still hasn’t launched yet in Japan. This is all set to change as the Nintendo 3DS title from acclaimed developers WayForward will be getting a physical release in the land of the rising sun. Shantae and the Pirates Curse will be arriving in Japan on November 19th and will be published physically by Integrow and costs 4,200 yen.
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WayForward has taken to Twitter and surprised fans with a teaser for what could possibly be another entry in the Mighty Switch Force! series. Whether it is a teaser for Mighty Switch Force! 3 remains to be seen. Hopefully we won’t have to wait too long to find out!
If you’re wondering why the Mighty Switch Force! theme for Nintendo 3DS isn’t available yet, that’s because it wasn’t released yesterday, April 30th, as originally planned. But there’s no need to worry, because WayForward apologizes for the delay and assures that a revised date will be revealed soon. In the meantime, you can check out the Theme Shop on 3DS for several premium Shantae themes from the developer.
WayForward has dedicated the latest Kickstarter update for Shantae: Half-Genie Hero to urge its fans to vote for Shantae to appear in Super Smash Bros. as a playable fighter. The developer has even put together a set of alternative outfits that could potentially be used by the purple-haired genie if she is added to the Smash Bros. roster. If you want Shantae featured in Nintendo’s fighting game, be sure to cast your vote for her in the Smash Bros. Fighter Ballot.
Shantae developer WayForward is celebrating 25 years in the gaming industry with some fantastic discounts on select Wii U and 3DS games. Following its Twitter tease at the beginning of the week, the Californian-based developer has detailed which games are receiving between 25 and 75 per cent off on the Nintendo eShop on its official blog. So if you’ve yet to hop into lightning quick action in Mighty Switch Force!, its sequel, or take on peg-legged enemies in Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse, it’s prime time to do so. Below you’ll find a bullet-pointed list of all the discounts available in the eShop from March 12 – 19.
Nintendo 3DS eShop (3/12/-3/19, North America, Europe, Australia/New Zealand):
- Mighty Switch Force! (3DS) – 75% off
- Mighty Switch Force! 2 (3DS) – 75% off
- Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse (3DS) – 25% off
Nintendo Wii U eShop (3/12/-3/19, North America, Europe, Australia/New Zealand):
- Mighty Switch Force! Hyper Drive Edition (Wii U) – 75% off
- Mighty Switch Force! 2 (Wii U) – 75% off
- Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse (Wii U) – 25% off
WayForward turned 25 yesterday, March 1st. To celebrate being around for a quarter century, the Shantae developer is teasing some type of incoming “fun.” Founded in 1990, WayForward got its start in the SNES era of gaming. It has developed more than 200 titles and continues to support Nintendo systems with multiplatform games and exclusives alike. One of its latest releases, Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse, is available only on the Nintendo eShop for both Nintendo 3DS and Wii U. WayForward creative director Matt Bozon recently attributed the studio’s success to longtime Nintendo fans.