Remember when we told you that WayForward was actively attempting to drop the original Gameboy Color version of Shantae on the 3DS' Virtual Console? WayForward's Matt Bozon recently informed Nintendo World Report that everything is well, and all they're doing now is waiting on the ESRB.
Once that business is all sorted out, it will be up to Nintendo to decide a concrete release date. If you're itching to get your hands on a Shantae game right now, go ahead and pick up the amazing DSi/3DS Risky's Revenge -- it's easily one of the best platformers available to date.
Thankfully Bozon also dropped another juicy bit of information: WayForward is actively pursuing new iterations of the franchise. Will we see a full retail 3DS release in the future?