In an interview with Siliconera, series Director Matt Bozon confirmed that the update is already in development and will include minor improvements on the normal Nintendo 3DS version.
“We’re really excited about the New 3DS! We have an update for Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse already underway, which will add a ‘quick select’ control scheme, as well as other minor improvements to the game. Look for that to arrive closer to the launch of the New 3DS in the US.”
Siliconera points out that the “minor improvements” will only revolve around making the game run smoother. This is in spite of Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse already running at a steady 60 fps in 3D on the normal Nintendo 3DS. What else is there to improve?
Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse will be released on the Nintendo 3DS in mid-October, bringing a close to the original trilogy of fun and sassy 2D platformers. WayForward funded an HD reboot last year on Kickstarter for $776,084, and further entries will lean toward it for inspiration. Those who want to cut their teeth on the older, sprite based games should look no further than the Nintendo 3DS. It perfectly plays all three games.