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The absolutely iconic Shantae may have been something of a commercial flop when it first released for the Game Boy Color in 2002 – but its legacy lives on 20 years later. Shantae has, of course, gone on to become a moderately popular character across various games – all of which are playable on the PS5 and PS4, apart from the original. Until now!

That’s right, WayForward’s legendary 8-bit Shantae game is flipping its hair to Sony’s contemporary consoles. The title was ported to Nintendo Switch last year, using Limited Run Games’ spangly Carbon Engine, and is getting the PlayStation treatment in the near future. There’s no firm release date announced, although pre-orders for physical copies will open on 26th August, 2022.

“In her debut title, Shantae hair-whips, dances, and transforms as she seeks out four elemental stones hidden throughout Sequin Land to put a stop to the nefarious lady pirate, Risky Boots,” the press release teases. “During her quest, she'll explore treacherous labyrinths, gain amazing new powers, conquer mini-games, and meet up with friends such as Bolo, Sky, and Rottytops!”

It’s a bit of a classic this one, so it’s nice to see it finally stepping outside of the Nintendo ecosystem.