WayForward’s 2014 platformer Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse is
set to sail to the Switch this month.
A listing originally spotted on the Switch’s Australian eShop shows
the game will release on March 20 and is available to pre-order. Pirate’s Curse
is currently available to pre-purchase on the America’s eShop with the same
release date, but it’s only accessible through the eShop on the Switch console,
not Nintendo’s website. WayForward on its Twitter page says the game will support HD rumble and include the Super Shantae Nab mini-game.
Pirate’s Curse follows Shantae as she teams up with her enemy,
Risky Boots, to save Sequin
Land from Pirate
Master. The platformer is currently available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Wii U,
3DS, and PC.
In our review
of Pirate’s Curse, we said, “Fans of Shantae’s previous adventures will
likely find more to love with Pirate’s Curse, but there are enough superior
retro-inspired games (Shovel
Knight, Strider, Azure
Striker Gunvolt, etc.) to make
this one hard to recommend unless you’ve already played them all.”
The Shantae games have always been delightful platformers among fans of the genre, especially on Nintendo consoles. Seeing two Shantae titles release nearly within a year on Switch is a nice surprise.