The original Shantae game is going to be released on June 2nd for PS4 and PS5, WayForward has announced, bringing this particular game to PlayStation consoles for the very first time. It will be the same as the Switch version of the game, which runs on the Limited Run Games’ Carbon Engine. The original Shantae was released on Switch in 2020. Shantae has been priced at $9.99.
Shantae will retain the original graphics, sound and gameplay but will also have additions such as different visual filters, save options, and control options. Shantae was first released in 2002 on the Game Boy Color. The full key features include:
•Shantae’s acclaimed original 8-bit adventure – now on PlayStation systems!
•Use dance magic to transform into a monkey, an elephant, a spider, and more!
•Travel across Sequin Land, from forests and deserts to swamps and frigid peaks!
•Explore challenging labyrinths where devious bosses await!
•Buy a variety of items and upgrades to gain new abilities!
•Environments change from day to night!
•Discover secret passages! Find hidden Warp Squids and fireflies!
•Select between standard GBC mode or GBA-enhanced mode, featuring a bonus Tinkerbat transformation!
•Updated with save states, multiple display options, control improvements, and a mini art gallery!
The last Shantae game we reviewed was Half-Genie Hero, where I said, “Shantae: Half-Genie Hero features some of the best platforming of recent years, and it’s easy to recommend to anyone that’s a fan of platformers or Metroidvania style games, though a couple more levels to combat the game’s repetition would have been perfect. Wayforward will have to settle for almost reaching that mark instead.”