The New Nintendo 3DS is being released in Japan this October and in Australia this November. While North America and Europe won’t see the system until 2015, WayForward Technologies are already thinking ahead and working on an update patch for Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse that will add New Nintendo 3DS functionality.
In an interview with Siliconera, Matt Bozon, Director of the Shantae series, revealed, “We’re really excited about the New 3DS! We have an update for Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse already underway, which will add a ‘quick select’ control scheme, as well as other minor improvements to the game. Look for that to arrive closer to the launch of the New 3DS in the US.”
Just in case you’re concerned that “minor improvements” here refers to the game running significantly better on the New Nintendo 3DS, you can put those worries to rest. WayForward have already confirmed to us that Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse will run at 60 frames-per-second on a regular 3DS with stereoscopic 3D turned on.
Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse is currently planned for release in October in North America.