Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse Out For Wii U On Christmas

WayForward talks about why it supports Nintendo.

By Anthony Pershkin. Posted 12/17/2014 16:00 2 Comments     ShareThis

The latest entry in WayForward’s original series Shantae was released on the 3DS eShop not so long ago, and now it’s finally ready to sail ahead for another platform. As a very pleasant surprise, WayForward announced that the Wii U version of Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse will be released digitally this Christmas in North America (with a European release happening in early 2015). The home console version will have specific features like “HD character portraits by Mega Man developer IntiCreates, Off-TV play, Classic Controller Pro and Wii U Pro Controller support.”

In related news, Destructoid recently interviewed Matt Bozon, creative director at WayForward, regarding many different topics including the reasons why the company still supports Wii U despite the relatively small install base. Bozon had the following to say:

We’ve been there supporting Nintendo with every system launch starting with the Game Boy Color. We want to be first in line to make games for these legendary platforms. Whether they reach a massive audience or not, Nintendo fans occupy an extremely loyal corner of the game industry. They like intelligent design and visually iconic characters, and they typically understand that games of high quality take time. Sure, we want our games to appear everywhere and be played by everyone, but I feel we have a real connection with Nintendo and its fans.

We’re working to expand our fan base, but Nintendo fans got us here which is why we go the extra mile to serve them when we can.

Bozon also showed interest in seeing Shantae in the new iteration of Smash Bros:

Yes, I would love to play as her in Smash and I want a Shantae Amiibo. Her move set aligns nicely, since she dances to charge up her bigger moves, can get extra jumps by way of Cannon or Harpy Transformation. And she brings more girl power, and has been Nintendo exclusive since back on Game Boy. So yeah, Shantae.

Were you able to hold out for the home console version of Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse or were you naughty? Either way, everyone can have the new Shantae under their Christams tree…well, everyone in North America, that is.

Source: Nintendo Everything

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