‘Shantae’ discounts on the Nintendo Switch eShop are celebrating their 20th anniversary! 50% savings?

WayForward hero “Shantae” is offering massive Nintendo eShop discounts of up to 50% off to celebrate its 20th anniversary.

Game publisher WayForward’s game title, which is called “Shantae”, was born two decades ago.

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The game’s titular half-genius hero, Shantae, is now celebrating her 20th birthday.

WayForward 20th Anniversary ‘Shantae’

According to a report from Nintendo Life, the character in the game title WayForward was born way back in 2002.

Shantae was born when the hottest rave of the day was Nintendo’s Game Boy Color. It was a time when the idea of ​​waiting for the next PS5 restock was still not a thing, and the Switch has yet to debut.

The titular hero-genie’s game was then available on the Game Boy Color. After nearly a decade, Shantae made her long-awaited comeback, thanks to the release of “Shantae’s Risky Revenge” in 2010.

In 2020, WayForward gave Shantae fans another game title, the “Seven Sirens”, for Nintendo Switch players.

And this time around, another decade has passed since his comeback, marking the 20th anniversary of the WayForward title.

WayForward commemorated their return on Twitter by saying, “Twenty years ago today, the original Shantae game was released on Game Boy Color, and a fan-favorite franchise was born!”

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TOKYO, JAPAN: Naoko Haraguchi, an employee of Japanese sewing machine manufacturer Jaguar International Corporation, shows off her new ‘nu Eyell’ (R) home-use sewing machine and a GAME BOY COLOR (L) from Nintendo Co., Ltd. in Tokyo on April 20, 2000.

The tweet also attached a photo of the half-genius heroine with the copy “Thank you for 20 years!”

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Nintendo Switch “Shantae” eShop Discounts

The whole 20th anniversary celebration wouldn’t have been complete without the massive Nintendo eShop discounts.

WayForward is generously celebrating “Shantae”‘s birthday by offering up to 50% off games and DLCs.

According to the latest report from Nintendo Everything, the epic discounts on the Switch eShop should be live by June 16th. But ahead of its official rollout, we get a sneak peek at the “Shantae” Anniversary Sale.

Switch eShop discounts include the game, originally released on Game Boy Color, “Shantae,” ($4.99) as well as the newer “Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse” ($9.99) and “Shantae and the Seven Sirens” ($17.99).

“Shantae: Half-Genie Hero” and “Shantae: Half-Genie Hero Ultimate Edition” are also getting massive price cuts, selling them for $13.90 and $14.99, respectively.

DLCs ​​like “Shantae: Costume Pack” and “Shantae: Friends to the End” are marked down for $3.99, while “Shantae: Pirate’s Queen Quest” is selling for $4.99.

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