Complete genie: The entire Shantae series is now available on Switch

Entire Shantae series Switch

Earlier this month, we received news the original Shantae for Game Boy Color was coming to Switch. It hit the eShop yesterday, in all its 8-bit glory. Its launch heralded a major cause of celebration. Now, the entire Shantae series can be purchased on Nintendo Switch. That’s five games on one hybrid console!

All of the Shantae series under one roof

WayForward, Shantae‘s developer, is aware of this particular milestone. As such, it created a YouTube video for the occasion:

Interestingly, WayForward decided to showcase the series backward instead of chronologically. We see more recent fare like Shantae and the Seven Sirens, to my personal favorite Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse, all the way back to OG Shantae. There are so many consoles represented, too: Wii U, DS, and Game Boy Color. Shantae has been around for quite a while!

The co-creator and writer/director of the Shantae series, Matt Bozon, shared this interesting tidbit on Twitter:

It may have taken close to 30 years, but Matt can finally play Shantae the way it was originally envisioned. It brings a tear to my eye!

Enthusiasts, are you keen on picking up the entire Shantae series on Switch? Let us know of your purchasing plans below.

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Arthur Damian
Arthur Damian is a writer, editor, educator, and lover of video games. Based and living in Brooklyn, NY, he has been gaming since the age of five, from the NES to the Nintendo Switch. His favorite system is the SNES, his favorite game is Chrono Trigger, and you cannot convince him otherwise. He loves dogs, rainbow cookies, Spider-Man, and songs with intricate drum patterns. Arthur is also the Editor-in-Chief at That VideoGame Blog.