Shantae: Risky’s Revenge – Director’s Cut is coming to Steam on July 15th for $9.99, developer WayForward Technologies has announced on Kickstarter. As of this news article, it isn’t clear what the Director’s Cut subtitle means, but the developer promised to share more details soon.
For the uninitiated, Shantae: Risky’s Revenge is the sequel to Shantae a classic Game Boy Color platformer. In Risky’s Revenge, players assume the role of Shantae, a half-genie who’s trying to stop her arch nemesis, Risky Boots. To attack enemies, Shantae uses her hair, but she can also make use of a variety of spells.
Although originally released for the Nintendo DSi, Risky’s Revenge was later on ported to iOS. The sequel received critical acclaim for its beautiful visuals, terrific soundtrack and a traditional gameplay that incorporates fresh ideas.