Shantae is BACK!

Apparantly scans from the latest Nintendo Power, along with Nintendo's new release date list, reveal that we are all finally getting a sequel to one of my favorite platformers of all time. The purple-haired belly-dancing half-genie is making a comeback on the DSi, and she's making her comeback in three games! I couldn't be happier. 
Original Shantae:  

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
GBA Shantae(never released):  
   
 New Shantae:   

 

 
 
 
30 Comments
31 Comments
Posted by AgentJ

Apparantly scans from the latest Nintendo Power, along with Nintendo's new release date list, reveal that we are all finally getting a sequel to one of my favorite platformers of all time. The purple-haired belly-dancing half-genie is making a comeback on the DSi, and she's making her comeback in three games! I couldn't be happier. 
Original Shantae:  

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
GBA Shantae(never released):  
   
 New Shantae:   

 

 
 
 
Posted by Axersia

Dude, new Shantae looks hotter than ever.
 
In any case, it's definitely something I'll pick up if I ever get a DSi, but I'm not as big of a Shantae fan as you so it's not a system seller or anything.

Posted by ryanwho

Not really into the whole "loli" thing, kinda creepy, but the game itself could be great.

Posted by Brunchies

It will probably be a good game but I'm not sure because I never played the original. 

Posted by AgentJ
@Axersia said:
" Dude, new Shantae looks hotter than ever.  In any case, it's definitely something I'll pick up if I ever get a DSi, but I'm not as big of a Shantae fan as you so it's not a system seller or anything. "
I have a few reasons to get one anyway, since my DS has a left trigger that doesn't always work the way it should and there are already a few DSi games i'd like to get (like flipnote studio and Mighty Flip Champs, made by the people that are now bringing us Shantae!)
Posted by AgentJ
@ryanwho said:
" Not really into the whole "loli" thing, kinda creepy, but the game itself could be great. "
oh, well that's a relatively new design choice, since the first iteration of the character was a bit older looking. Anyways, the GBC game was fantastic, so I can't wait to play this one. 
Posted by Deusoma

Too bad it's a DSiWare game, or I might have actually checked this out. :(

Posted by Steve_C

She's back? I never knew she left. Infact I haven't even heard of her before.

Posted by FCKSNAP

DSiWare? Fuck I need a new DSi then.

Posted by Jeust
@ryanwho said:
" Not really into the whole "loli" thing, kinda creepy, but the game itself could be great. "
Well it seems a loli game... 
Posted by AgentJ
@Jeust said:
" @ryanwho said:
" Not really into the whole "loli" thing, kinda creepy, but the game itself could be great. "
Well it seems a loli game...  "
you mean like the art style? If you saw the art from the original game, it was very much less that way. And besides, it shouldn't have any effect on the steller gameplay. 
Posted by Dolphin_Butter
@Steve_C said:
" She's back? I never knew she left. Infact I haven't even heard of her before. "
This. Still, what little I've seen looks interesting.
Posted by JJOR64

I ready about that.  I heard the first game was awesome.  Maybe I'll pick this one up when it comes out.

Posted by Axersia

 @ryanwho said:

" Not really into the whole "loli" thing, kinda creepy, but the game itself could be great. "

Hmmm... I can't say I find her particularly loli-looking. You can't tell from the resized images in the OP, but if you look at the high res version you'll notice she has quite a prominent chest: 
 
 
 
Her eyes are HUGE though, which makes her look a bit younger, I suppose.
Posted by Jeust
@AgentJ said:
" @Jeust said:
" @ryanwho said:
" Not really into the whole "loli" thing, kinda creepy, but the game itself could be great. "
Well it seems a loli game...  "
you mean like the art style? If you saw the art from the original game, it was very much less that way. And besides, it shouldn't have any effect on the steller gameplay.  "
Yep! 
 
I have to see the original game...   
 
Thanks for clearing up :)
Posted by AgentJ
@sidescroller said:
" I have never heard of this game... Is the first one even available in america? "
...Yes. In fact, I'm not sure that it's available anywhere else, and almost certainly not Japan. Gameboy Color. Go get it. 
Posted by oldschool

You do realise that I will hunt you down if this isn't any good?  You have raised my expectations very high  ^_^

Posted by AgentJ
@oldschool said:
" You do realise that I will hunt you down if this isn't any good?  You have raised my expectations very high  ^_^ "
Doesn't sound like I have to worry then. If it is anything like the original, it will live up to those expectations
Edited by Linkyshinks

 
The two images in NP look great, I love the sprite work, it's nice and blocky.

Posted by AgentJ
@Linkyshinks said:
"  The two images in NP look great, I love the sprite work, it's nice and blocky. "
For sure. If you want an idea of how the game will look in motion, i recommend you go take a look at videos of the GBA game in action on youtube. Just type in Shantae Advance. (alas, that game was never released)
Posted by Video_Game_King

DSiWare? Damn it! I have a first generation DS :(.

Posted by trophyhunter
@Axersia said:

"  @ryanwho said:

" Not really into the whole "loli" thing, kinda creepy, but the game itself could be great. "

Hmmm... I can't say I find her particularly loli-looking. You can't tell from the resized images in the OP, but if you look at the high res version you'll notice she has quite a prominent chest: 
 
   Her eyes are HUGE though, which makes her look a bit younger, I suppose. "
*goes and looks for shatae hentai* XD


Posted by AgentJ
@Video_Game_King said:
" DSiWare? Damn it! I have a first generation DS :(. "
Unfortunately it's time to upgrade :P
@trophyhunter said:
" @Axersia said:

"  @ryanwho said:

" Not really into the whole "loli" thing, kinda creepy, but the game itself could be great. "

Hmmm... I can't say I find her particularly loli-looking. You can't tell from the resized images in the OP, but if you look at the high res version you'll notice she has quite a prominent chest: 
 
 Her eyes are HUGE though, which makes her look a bit younger, I suppose. "
*goes and looks for shatae hentai* XD


"
*glares* No. Just no.
Posted by Video_Game_King
@AgentJ said:
" @Video_Game_King said:
" DSiWare? Damn it! I have a first generation DS :(. "
Unfortunately it's time to upgrade :P
I'm afraid any money that could go to a DSi will now go towards any method that will repair my bricked Wii.
Posted by AgentJ
@Video_Game_King said:
" @AgentJ said:
" @Video_Game_King said:
" DSiWare? Damn it! I have a first generation DS :(. "
Unfortunately it's time to upgrade :P
I'm afraid any money that could go to a DSi will now go towards any method that will repair my bricked Wii. "
This is about the only time I will ever say "fuck the wii". The DS is far more important.
Posted by Video_Game_King
@AgentJ said:

This is about the only time I will ever say "fuck the wii". The DS is far more important. "

Hmmm....give up three retail Wii games, two of them long-lasted RPGs, for a game for a system I don't own? ¿Que?
Posted by Godwind

Another exclusive for the DSi.  As I said, it is proving to be a healthy investment for me.

Posted by AgentJ
@Godwind said:
" Another exclusive for the DSi.  As I said, it is proving to be a healthy investment for me. "
This game is singlehandedly forcing me to upgrade, and it sickens me to see myself this way. : P
Posted by Godwind
@AgentJ said:
" @Godwind said:
" Another exclusive for the DSi.  As I said, it is proving to be a healthy investment for me. "
This game is singlehandedly forcing me to upgrade, and it sickens me to see myself this way. : P "
Just submit to the will of the DSi.  It is the way of a new platform.  Obey.  It's thinking.
Posted by oldschool
@Godwind said:
" @AgentJ said:
" @Godwind said:
" Another exclusive for the DSi.  As I said, it is proving to be a healthy investment for me. "
This game is singlehandedly forcing me to upgrade, and it sickens me to see myself this way. : P "
Just submit to the will of the DSi.  It is the way of a new platform.  Obey.  It's thinking. "
One of us, one of us, one of us  :-)
Posted by Godwind
@oldschool said:
" @Godwind said:
" @AgentJ said:
" @Godwind said:
" Another exclusive for the DSi.  As I said, it is proving to be a healthy investment for me. "
This game is singlehandedly forcing me to upgrade, and it sickens me to see myself this way. : P "
Just submit to the will of the DSi.  It is the way of a new platform.  Obey.  It's thinking. "
One of us, one of us, one of us  :-) "
 
Yes.  Conform.