With the current drudgery of the US elections going full-swing, we can all use a little added magic in our day (well, I guess it depends how excited you get by politics). Happily, Shantae is sailing back into our lives to dust us with good times via the Nintendo 3DS eShop.
Wait, scratch the "magic" thing. According to the December issue of Nintendo Power Magazine, the series' titular half-genie is still without her magic powers (she lost them in Risky's Revenge). Nevertheless, she's still defending Scuttle Town against invaders, and before long she finds an unusual ally--Risky Boots, the very pirate who stole Shantae's powers. Risky has been overthrown by her Tinkerbat minions, a troublesome bunch that now present a major worldwide threat.
Neither Shantae nor Risky is thrilled about their team-up, but without her powers, Shantae needs all the help she can get. That includes tracking down and upgrading necessary pirate gear that she can use in lieu of magic powers.
Nintendo Power has a preview page up for Shantae and the Pirate's Curse. Have a glance, and look for a full preview here soon!