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The very first Shantae game is getting a physical re-release on both the Game Boy Color and Nintendo Switch thanks to Limited Run Games.

The announcement was made during today’s LRG3 2020 show — an annual livestream during which Limited Run Games announces new releases.



The original Shantae launched in 2002 for the Game Boy Color and is, today, notoriously hard to find a physical copy of.

Resellers on eBay list legitimate cartridges with prices anywhere from $400 to $10,000 USD.

Today, the original Shantae can be purchased on the Nintendo 3DS eShop, but this is the first time in almost two decades the game is getting a physical reprint.



Both the Game Boy Color and Nintendo Switch versions will be available to pre-order in September; a digital version for Nintendo Switch will also be available.

Stay plugged in to Nintendo Wire for more Shantae reprint news as it becomes available!


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