October 4, 2010 (DSiWare - NA)
October 2011 (iOS)
July 15, 2014
June 23, 2015 (PS4 -NA)
March 24, 2016 (Wii U)


Physically Released:

October 28, 2016 (PS4 - Limited Run Games (6000 copies only)

Shantae Risky's Revenge was the long awaited and long anticipated followup to the original Shantae. It was released originally as a download only title for DSiWare and it quickly grew in popularity and was even hailed as the best DSiWare game available and eventually took the title of "Best DS Game of 2010" by IGN. Risky's Revenge kept the same overal gameplay and concept of the first title in the series, but with updated graphics, new upgrades, transformations such as the Mermaid transformaiton that allowed her to explore the depths of Sequin Land for the first time.

The graphics received a major overhaul in particular with extremely lush backgrounds and environments. To add to this, the player could actually jump from one background or foreground to the next giving each area more to explore in a stacked environment.

Risky's Revenge also featured unlockable bonus if you had Mighty Flip Champs data on your DS, which further placed WayForwards "Mighty" series even closer to being the not-so-distant cousins of the Shantae Universe.

A version of Risky's Revenge was also released for IOS and has a interesting bonus, the "Dancer Shantae" outfit which makes the Shantae take more damage but have more magical energy.

The latest version of Shantae Risky's Revenge was released on PC via Steam on July 15th, 2014 as a Director's Cut featuring the new Magic Mode / Dancer Costume (redesigned) for Shantae originally from the iOS version of the game as well as Steam Achievements and Trading Cards.

It had appeard that Scuttle Town was finally at peace since Shantae's first adventure and epic battle with the nefarous pirate, Risky Boots. However, during the annual 'Relics Hunters Expo', Shantae and her friends decide to visit the show hosted by Relic Hunter Uncle Mimic who shows off his latest discovery: an ancient, but ordinary looking oil lamp encased in stone.

However, once Uncle Mimic realizes what it is that he has discovered after breaking the stone with a hammer and chisel, he has reservations about showing the lamp off, stating that it is simply too dangerous and brought the wrong item.

Just as Shantae and her friends begin to wonder what the lamp is all about, Risky Boots and her loyal crew of tinkerbat minions crash through the expo and steal the lamp. Shantae pursues and attempts to stop Risky from getting away but ultimately is knocked out allowing Risky, yet another lucky escape, as unlike most villians, luck tends to be on her side it would seem.

The Mayor of Scuttle Town (and Shantae's employer), Mayor Scuttlebutt, decides to fire Shantae from her duties as town protector due to her failure to do her job properly. Even though Shantae is no longer employed as Scuttle Towns Guardian Genie, Shantae still decides to take responsibility to find out what her nemesis is up to and thwart her latest plot. Afterall, when is Risky Boots up to any good? And what could she possibly want with an old beatup oil lamp? Could there be something more that Uncle Mimic is not telling her?

Our hero Shantae is a half-genie, offspring of both Genies and Mortal Man. To earn the title "Guardian Genie", Shantae has settled in a lighthouse near a small fishing village called Scuttle Town, where she keeps a vigilant watch for danger. When duty calls, she delivers justice with a crack of her magical ponytail, and confounds enemies with her belly dancing skills. Shantae is determined, athletic and adaptive, able to learn new fighting skills rapidly. Although innocent and somewhat naive, Shantae takes her first steps into adulthood with a childlike view of right and wrong.

Shantae's life-long friend and ally, Sky is a war bird trainer who's profitable egg hunts often span the known reaches of Sequin Land.  Sky can't wait for Shantae to see more of the world and life's surprises, and seems to be in a hurry to grow up.  Sky is a sort of desert rat, always nesting in out of the way places at length.  For this reason, Shantae and Sky have tend to have more unexpected reunions than they do planned visits.  Even apart, their friendship is a strong one, and Sky's opinions hold equal value to Uncle Mimic's in Shantae's mind.  Sky keeps a war bird named Wrench, and she is rarely seen without him.  Wrench is a dangerous weapon, and is totally reliable, even following Shantae's orders.  For some reason, Wrench regards Bolo as prey, and takes every opportunity to prove it. 
Shantae's sparring partner is an slow-witted knucklehead with a serious lack of reasoning skills. He's hardly awake until he springs into action...usually at the chance to be a hero...and begins twirling his bolo balls. As a fighter, Bolo is very efficient and skillful, as though these moments of competence are sustained by his regular state of mental hibernation. Bolo has eyes for Risky Boots and nearly anything else remotely female, although a brotherly comfort level keeps Shantae outside his level of vision. Bolo is commonly used as a punching bag or stool pigeon by Rotty, Sky and Shantae. Mimic often uses Bolo as an errand boy, which given his single track mind works fairly well.

Old Uncle Mimic is one of the Relic Hunters... a consortium of explorers that attempt to advance the future by excavating secrets of the past. Mimic is the closest thing Shantae has to a family. He lives in his workshop in Scuttle Town, where he houses hundreds of ancient objects. Since townsfolk tend to be skeptical and stand-offish to Relic Hunters (and genies), he and Shantae make a great pair. Shantae makes Mimic her project, and refuses to let him grow old, sloppy, or comfortable. Although she can get on his nerves at times, Mimic genuinely loves Shantae and strives to keep her safe. Although Shantae has no idea, Mimic is a retired hero of days long gone and still contains dormant skills that could awaken if provoked.

Rotty is a free sprit... friendly, energetic, and headstrong. However, she is also extremely untrustworthy, crafty, and manipulative. She loves ruffling peoples feathers or guiding then down the wrong path. She's a tease and a shameless flirt on a near-criminal level, and her scruples know no boundaries. As a family member in a Zombie Clan, Rotty travels the land by caravan gaining worldly skills and threatening to eat peoples brains. She has 2 nasty brothers that seem capable of bringing out the worst in her whenever they're all together. Rotty is obsessed with Shantae, and the challenge of corrupting her pure nature.

The nefarious lady-pirate Risky Boots is known throughout Sequin Land for her love of wealth, power, and all shiny things. Risky is unchallenged on the Seven Seas, and as it's self-appointed queen will caution anyone to think otherwise. Risky is a villain with the skills and luck usually reserved for the good guys. Capable, dominating and deadly, Risky isn't afraid to claim what's not hers. She commands an endless army of Tinkerbats who follow her orders without question, building her weapons of war and scavenging the resources that make her schemes become reality.

Tinkerbats are Risky's silent shadow army. Individually they are not very formidable in battle, and therefore tend to huddle in groups of 3 or more. They are intelligent and skillful, yet skittish and non-communicative. Their loyalty knows no bounds, and like drones serving a queen they act as an extension of Risky's will. Where Risky harvests her Tinkerbats is unknown.

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