Ret(ro)-2-go: Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse — the prequel platformer to this generation’s Shantae: Half-Genie Hero — will be releasing on the Nintendo Switch eShop sometime next week.
The news was provided earlier this morning thanks to a listing on the Australia regional eShop. Although this is the only region currently with the listing and pre-orders, the option should go live very soon for other regions as well. The game’s description on the eShop goes as follows:
Embark on a brand new adventure with Shantae, the hair-whipping belly dancing genie. When she loses her magic, Shantae must team up with her nemesis, the nefarious pirate Risky Boots in order to save Sequin Land from an evil curse. As a pirate, Shantae gains new weapons to advance her quest, slay monsters, battle epic bosses…and hopefully get her magic back in the bargain! But can she really trust her deadliest enemy?
The third Shantae game is the biggest yet! Beyond Sequin Land lie cursed islands and labyrinths each hiding a new piece of Pirate Gear – Flintlock Pistol, Pirate Hat, Scimitar, Risky’s Boots, and even a Cannon. Upgrade Shantae’s hair and weapons or unlock advanced Fighter’s Moves. Locate maps, return lost Heart Squids, collect rare loot, and laugh out loud at the weird, wild, and wonderfully humorous cast of characters. Incredible high resolution artwork, unlockable Pirate-Mode, multiple endings, and an unforgettable soundtrack make this one game you won’t want to miss!
The 2014 classic will be the second title of the Shantae series of platformers to hit the Nintendo Switch behind Shantae: Half-Genie Hero which launched last year. Previously, Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse has seen release on the Nintendo 3DS, Wii U, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.