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Shantae gets Euro DSiWare date

2010's highest-rated DS game incoming.

Shantae: Risky's Revenge, the DSiWare sequel to Capcom's long-forgotten cult Game Boy Color platformer, finally releases in Europe on 11th February, four months after its US launch.

Why should you care? Because by all accounts it's the best thing since sliced bread. According to Metacritic, it was the highest-rated DS game of 2010. Its impressive 92 aggregate puts it third in the platform's all-time high score list.

Developed by WayForward Technologies, the same studio behind the lovely Wii reboot of A Boy & His Blob, it's an OTT platformer firmly in the Metroidvania tradition.

According to a Nintendo listing, you can expect to "Discover magical attacks, brew zombie coffee, save golden babies and master the art of belly dancing to transform Shantae into more powerful creatures."

At 1200 Points, it sounds like just the thing to plug the gap until the 3DS takes over in March. Wrap your peepers around the rather awesome launch trailer below for more.

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