WayForward Says Don’t Expect Shantae: Half-Genie Hero For Nintendo 3DS


Matt Bozon, the creative director at WayForward, has revealed to 4 Colour Rebellion that gamers shouldn’t expect the recently announced  Kickstarter project from WayForward to appear on the Nintendo 3DS. Shantae: Half-Genie Hero has already been confirmed for the PlayStation Vita and the upcoming PlayStation Vita TV.

“We have just announced adding Vita, and are approved to develop for Xbox One as well. We’re still looking into Linux & Mac. We don’t expect to deliver on 3DS. We feel that Pirate’s Curse is the best possible fit for that system, which is why it is an exclusive title.”


  1. I don’t mind. I mean, I get to play it the Wii U, so, I’m down for it. Plus, Pirates Curse will do just fine!

  2. They could put it, if they wanted, if amazing looking Games like Resident Evil Revelations can be put on it..

      1. it is true, but a comeback will not damage the 3DS, specially since Pokemon is coming soon
        Pokemon is Nintendo big handheld game, making the 3DS all mighty, even for Vita

      2. And in Japan the boost that mh4 give to the console even before being released is just epic.

      3. A lot of Vita software sells well; Maybe not as well as Nintendo’s first party games, but who does? *shrugs*

        A few indie and third party devs have confirmed that their multiplatform games sell better on Vita. Strange phenomenon. ;)

    1. Software attach rate on Vita is pretty good, especially digital. Downloadable titles generally sell better on PSN/Vita than eShop/3DS. So, why not? Even if it doesn’t sell better, does that have to be their only reason for putting on the Vita and foregoing the 3DS?

      The 3DS is a unique system that has limitations and other requirements (like 2 screens). Some games just aren’t the best fit for it. They said they’re still bringing an exclusive title to the 3DS, so what’s the big deal? Play on Wii U or another system.

      1. They want the 3DS to get everything and vita nothing is their problem. I’m all for it. The vita needs it.

    1. Yea, I know what you mean. I always take my Nintendo 3DS with me and I wish I could the say for other devices such as Vita and Gameboy Advance SP with me. (My Nintendo 3DS cannot play GB, GBC, GBA games and that is why I sometime bring my GBA SP with me.)

      Even know I play most of my games at home but I found it more convenience to play Nintendo 3DS or Vita than my Wii U, PS3, Xbox 360, and even PC.

  3. Some kind of connectivity between the 3DS and Wii U versions would be an interesting feature to throw into the works. Not saying that’ll happen, but just throwing it out there anyway.

    Not sure why this should be on 3DS though given Pirate’s Curse. Wii U fits the ethos just fine. If you lack one of those but have another system of choice, you’re not missing out.

    1. I think there should be a connectivity between the 3DS and Wii U beside Pokemon games period. Nintendo Wii and Nintendo DS doesn’t have any real connectivity. It is just connect your game and get your bonus map on your portable device and get your bonus map on your console and that’s it.

      I like the Nintendo Gamecube and GBA connectivity and its work quite well.

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