Shantae and Xtreme Sports coming to Switch

The WayForward-developed Game Boy Color games.

Shantae / Xtreme Sports

WayForward will release the Game Boy Color games Shantae and Xtreme Sports for Switch via the Nintendo eShop, the developer announced.

As announced earlier, Limited Run Games will release limited print physical editions of both games for Switch and Game Boy Color this fall.

Here is an overview of each game, via WayForward:

Shantae

First released in 2002, Shantae is the groundbreaking action-adventure-platformer that introduced players to the eponymous Half-Genie heroine. In her debut title, Shantae hair-whips, dances, and transforms as she seeks out four elemental stones throughout Sequin Land to put a stop to the nefarious lady pirate, Risky Boots. Highly sought by fans and collectors, Shantae is often considered to be among the pinnacle of Game Boy Color releases.

Xtreme Sports

Having recently celebrated the 20th anniversary of its June 2000 launch, Xtreme Sports is a one-of-a-kind sports-themed action RPG. As contenders Guppi or Fin, players must master five events — skateboarding, surfing, in-line skating, skyboarding, and street luge—by partaking in more than 100 breathtaking sports battles to outperform the competition and become the Xtreme Sports Champion. Are Guppi and Fin XTREME enough to win it all!?

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