Way Forward, the renowned game developer, has officially announced the much-anticipated release of “Shantae Advance: Risky Revolution” during Nintendo’s Fall Indie World Showcase. This Game Boy Advance classic has been resurrected and fully remastered for the Nintendo Switch, offering players a thrilling journey through the world of Sequin Land.
Initially developed for the Game Boy Advance in 2002, Shantae Advance: Risky Revolution faced an unforeseen hurdle as Way Forward struggled to find a publisher. Placed on hiatus for years, the game has now found a new lease on life. Way Forward, in collaboration with Limited Run Games as the publisher, has breathed new life into this lost gem, ensuring its arrival on the Nintendo Switch in 2024.
A remastered adventure
The game, being the sixth installment in the Shantae platformer franchise, promises an immersive experience for players. Set before the events of “Risky’s Revenge” in 2010, Shantae takes on the role of a half-genie on a quest to prevent the nefarious Risky Boots from terraforming the world using a mysterious device.
The remastered version boasts not only enhanced graphics but also introduces new features and mechanics. Players can expect a four-player local Battle Mode, allowing for collaborative exploration of Sequin Land. Shantae’s unique abilities, such as hair flips and belly dancing, add a layer of engagement to traversal through diverse environments, including labyrinths, crypts, and lost towns.
A collaborative effort
For Way Forward, bringing back this long-lost Nintendo game has been a passion project. The original design team, instrumental in the game’s early development, has been reassembled to ensure authenticity and fidelity to the original vision. With the collaboration with Limited Run Games, Shantae Advance: Risky Revolution is not only destined for the Nintendo Switch but will also find its way to PlayStation 4|5 and PC via Steam.
In 2024, players can anticipate the revival of a classic, with the added excitement of modernized features and an expanded gaming experience. Shantae Advance: Risky Revolution is set to captivate both nostalgic fans and a new generation of players.
The announcement of Shantae’s advance
The Risky Revolution making its way to the Nintendo Switch in 2024 marks a significant milestone for Way Forward and the gaming community. The remastering of this lost Game Boy Advance game not only rekindles the joy of the original but also brings forth an enhanced gaming experience. With its engaging storyline, unique mechanics, and collaborative gameplay options, the anticipation surrounding the release is palpable.
As the gaming community eagerly awaits the return of Shantae, Way Forward’s commitment to revitalizing this classic Nintendo game showcases the enduring appeal of timeless franchises. The resurrection of Shantae Advance: Risky Revolution serves as a testament to the dedication of developers and the profound connection between gamers and the cherished titles of the past.