The classic Half-Genie adventure that started it all arrives on June 2

Exactly 21 years after first being released into the world, the original Shantae video game is scheduled to arrive on PlayStation systems! We are pleased to announce that the 8-bit classic, Shantae, will finally be launching digitally on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 on June 2, 2023. Available on PlayStation hardware for the first time, the PS4 and PS5 versions of this acclaimed game are powered by Limited Run Games’ Carbon Engine, retaining the graphics, sound, and gameplay of the game’s initial release, while adding features such as control options, save states, and visual filters (just like the Switch version).

Originally released in 2002 on Game Boy Color, Shantae is the acclaimed nonlinear action-adventure-platformer that introduced the world to the eponymous hair-whipping, hip-shaking, shape-shifting Half-Genie heroine. Frequently cited as one of the most impressive handheld titles of its era, the game will put you to the test as Shantae seeks out four elemental stones across Sequin Land in order to stop the nefarious lady pirate, Risky Boots. During her quest, Shantae battles fiendish enemies, explores treacherous labyrinths, gains amazing new abilities, conquers mini-games, and encounters allies such as Rottytops, Sky, and Bolo. Alongside the standard GBC mode, this edition also includes the bonus Game Boy Advance functionality of the vintage cartridge (which adds an extra transformation and an alternative color palette).

With this release, the entire Shantae series (Shantae, Shantae: Risky’s Revenge – Director’s Cut, Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse, Shantae: Half-Genie Hero Ultimate Edition, and Shantae and the Seven Sirens; each sold separately) will be available on PlayStation systems for the very first time. The full Shantae series — including the original Shantae — is also currently available digitally on Nintendo Switch. For more details about the Shantae series and other WayForward titles, please check out the rest of

Key Features:
•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!

Name: Shantae
Publisher/Developer: WayForward
Release Date: June 2, 2023
Platforms: PlayStation 4 & PlayStation 5
Players: 1
Price: $9.99