If you’re in Europe and looking forward to seeing Shantae and the Seven Sirens arrive on Nintendo Switch, you’ll need to wait until June.
While fans of the half-blood genie in North America can get to grips with the latest adventure from Way Forward, Europeans have hit something of a last minute delay. Announced as a twitter post on the WayForward profile, the new release date for the Nintendo Switch eShop version of Shantae and the Seven Sirens is now 4 June.
European Switch owners: Due to reasons beyond our control, the launch date for Shantae and the Seven Sirens has been moved to June 4. Other platforms/regions, including Switch in North America, should remain unaffected. We apologize for the inconvenience! pic.twitter.com/8Kt45VZqgV
— WayForward (@WayForward) May 26, 2020
We don’t exactly know why the delay occurred, and Way Forward hasn’t advised why this has happened but the delay should not impact any other releases in any region. Anybody who managed to nab a physical version will still get theirs on the expected date and other platforms are not impacted. To be clear, this is only a delay of the eShop version in Europe. In this case, it looks like I’ll be looking at the PC version when it lands on PC, via Steam, Playstation 4, Xbox One, and Switch. Shantae and the Seven Sirens is the latest instalment in the 2D platforming series, following the magical adventures of half genie Shantae. The adventures first launched on Game Boy Advance back in 2002 and spawned a range of sequels, coming back into public prominence in 2016 when Shantae: Half Genie Hero blew away its Kickstarter goals.
Seven Sirens, which initially debuted as an Apple Arcade exclusive last September, joins Shantae on a desert island after her friends go missing, and sees should take plenty of inspiration from the first three games in the Shantae series. If you want to check out Seven Sirens, check out the Way Forward website for more details on where to grab this game when it lands on PS3, Xbox One, PC, and Switch today.