WayForward has released a trailer for the upcoming iOS version of Shantae: Risky’s Revenge. The game was originally released last year on DSiWare to very positive reviews.
A sequel the Game Boy Color original from 2002, Risky’s Revenge has a fantastical pirate theme, but it plays a lot like a side-scrolling Castlevania game. You progress through a colorful world, whipping enemies with your purple hair and searching for items that unlock new sections of the game world. Along the way, you upgrade Shantae’s abilities, making it all the more fun to dispatch the cartoonish enemies.
Since it’s full of side-scrolling jumping and fighting, the game requires precise control inputs. It played great on the DSi, with its physical buttons, but whether or not the iOS version can replicate such precise controls on a touchscreen remains to be seen. Shantae: Risky’s Revenge is coming soon.
[Via Touch Arcade]