Shantae™ and the Pirate’s Curse,
for Wii U

Valencia, Calif. – 12/16/2014— WayForward is pleased to announce that Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse will be available on December 25th, 2014 on the Nintendo North American eShop for $19.99.

Name: Shantae™ and the Pirate’s Curse
Publisher/Developer: WayForward
ESRB Rating: E10+, Fantasy Violence, Suggestive Themes
Release Date: December 25th, 2014 (Wii U™)
Platform: Nintendo 3DS™, Wii U™ (eShop only, Nintendo exclusive)
Offical Site:
Players: Single Player


Wii U features include:

  • HD character portraits by Mega Man developer IntiCreates!
  • Off-TV play
  • Classic Controller Pro and Wii U Pro Controller support
  • Unlockable Pirate-Mode
  • Multiple endings
  • Epic original soundtrack by Jake “Virt” Kaufman


The original indie darling is back in her biggest adventure yet!

Critics are calling Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse as the pinnacle of this fan-favorite series! The sequel to Metacritic’s *handheld game of 2010: Shantae: Risky’s Revenge, boasts more than double the content and acclaim from fans and press alike!

“She’s still got it” -Destructoid

9.0 “…a must-play” -Nintendo World Report

9.0 “one of the most satisfying games I’ve played all year” – Hardcore Gamer

9.0, Gold Award “satisfying in every regard…guaranteed to please” -Pocket Gamer UK

9.5 “the pinnacle of the series” Wii Brasil

9.0 “an exceptionally well-crafted game that should not be ignored” -Nintendo Life

8.5 “stands above its retro-inspired contemporaries” -IGN

Embark on a brand new adventure with Shantae, the hair-whipping belly dancing genie. When she loses her magic, Shantae must team up with her nemesis, the nefarious pirate Risky Boots in order to save Sequin Land from an evil curse. As a pirate, Shantae gains new weapons to advance her quest, slay monsters, battle epic bosses…and hopefully get her magic back in the bargain! But can she really trust her deadliest enemy?

Beyond Sequin Land lie cursed islands and labyrinths each hiding a new piece of Pirate Gear – Flintlock Pistol, Pirate Hat, Scimitar, Risky’s Boots, and even a Cannon. Upgrade Shantae’s hair and weapons or unlock advanced Fighter’s Moves. Locate maps, return lost Heart Squids, collect rare loot, and laugh out loud at the weird, wild, and wonderfully humorous cast of characters.

About WayForward

WayForward is a premium independent game developer based in Southern California.  For over 20 years WayForward has partnered with leading software publishers to bring critically acclaimed and commercially successful games to market across multiple platforms.

© 2014 WayForward Technologies. Shantae and the Shantae logo ™ Matt Bozon.