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Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse is the third game in the Shantae series, which began in 2002, and is in development by WayForward Technologies for the 3DS. The villain of the previous games, Risky Boots, makes her return, this time as a reluctant ally of the half-genie Shantae, who had lost her magical powers at the conclusion of the second game. Risky informs her that her powers had actually shattered into 30 crystal shards, which have scattered across Sequin Land and fallen into the hands of her minions, who have since overthrown her. Their goal is to resurrect Risky’s late mentor, the Pirate Master, and take over Sequin Land forever.
This reluctant duo subsequently team up, for the sake of Shantae regaining her powers and Risky regaining her minions. Without her magic powers, however, Shantae must turn to the way of piracy to defeat her foes. Players must collect various pieces of pirate equipment, such as cannons, scimitars and daggers to progress through the game, whereas in previous installments Shantae collected new forms to transform into. Can she save Sequin Land once again?
While an exact release date has not been announced, it is known that Nintendo will be publishing the game over the Nintendo eShop for 3DS.
- Winter 2013 (TBA)