Like myself, i'm sure a lot of us have very fond memories of Shantae on the Gameboy Color. It was probably the finest action platformer on the GBC, and was about a hot genie girl who kills enemies with her hair. It was one of the most impressive GBC games as well. It was originally to have a sequel on the GBA, but they canceled it for unknown reasons and was never released. They've since scrapped all their original concepts and developed a new sequel exclusively for DSiWare. Here's the debut trailer which has the first footage i believe- Some lovely 2D art. The first Shantae game pushed the GBC to its limits and looked amazing for the system. Here the game wouldn't be out of place on the GBA, but it looks lovely all the same. I believe the animal transformations and the jumping between foreground and background are new to the game. The foreground/background jumping was used in another one of their DS games- Where the Wild Things Are. Reminds me of Wario Land VB too. My only complaint is that I can't see anything here that couldn't have been done on the GBA, and it was originally on that system... Kind of useless for them to cancel it. There's really no purpose for it to be on DSiWare either, except so they can release it in episodic format. They're doing just that, as they're releasing the game in 3 separate parts at different times. Gonintendo mentioned in some of their details that each part would be about 4 and a half hours in length. Anyways, looks good and probably will end up being awesome, but i can't think of any specific reasons to put it on DSiWare only besides getting more money on it. It isn't taking any advantage of the DSi's hardware enhancements... I don't think there's a date yet. It was intended to be released quarter 4 2009. Then it was intended to be released quarter 1 2010. So it's anyone's guess. Probably sometime this summer or so.