Serving as a sequel to the original Shantae, the long-lost title was shelved during the Game Boy Advance era. It has since been left to the archives until recently when WayForward and Limited Run Games revealed it was working on the title.
Series creator Erin Bozon and series director Matt Bozon, with help from programmer Michael Stragey, “are using GBA-era development tools to authentically complete the handheld experience that was planned so many years ago.”
Existing previously as an unfinished demo, the team working on Shantae Advance: Risky Revolution will add multiple chapters, towns, transformations, and more.
“Restoring the lost Shantae sequel has been an incredible adventure!” says Matt Bozon, Shantae series director. “After reuniting as a team, we restored the original game demo, and now are working hard to complete the full game on original hardware! This isn’t a demake or a new retro-style game, but an actual GBA-era title that was lost to time. We paused development in 2004, and now we’re back at it nearly 20 years later with the same tools, hardware, and Link Cables that we were using back then. It’s crazy, it feels impossible, but it’s happening! We’re on a time-travel mission to save Shantae Advance: Risky Revolution, and finally bring it to the fans!”