Shantae and the Seven Sirens Nintendo Switch release delayed in Europe and Australia

Genie still in the bottle

Today sees the launch of the latest entry in WayForward’s utterly delightful Shantae series. Shantae and the Seven Sirens, previously available exclusively on Apple Arcade, is now available to purchase on PS4, PC, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.

However, regarding the Switch release, not all territories have seen the Half-Genie Hero and her pals arrive on the eShop. It seems that Europe, Australia, and New Zealand have suffered a last-minute delay, and Shantae and the Seven Sirens will not be available to download on the Nintendo console until June 4. WayForward simply cited circumstances “beyond their control” as the reason for this holdup.


The fifth game in the franchise, Shantae and the Seven Sirens sees the beloved hero travel away from Scuttle Island to hook up at a gathering with her fellow genies. But before the party can get started, Shantae’s brethren are whisked away under mysterious circumstances. Tagging up with her faithful friends Sky, Bolo, Rottytops, and even that scurvy dawg Risky Boots, Shantae once again sets out to save the day, one hair-whip at a time.

Shantae and the Seven Sirens is available now on PS4, PC, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and Apple Arcade.

Chris Moyse
Senior Editor - Chris has been playing video games since the 1980s. Former Saturday Night Slam Master. Graduated from Galaxy High with honors.