Shantae and the Pirate's Curse, of the under-appreciated Shantae series, is headed back to a Nintendo handheld console next year.

The announcement of the new game comes from Nintendo Power's most recent issue. The Pirate's Curse picks up right where the previous Shantae game, Risky's Revenge, left off. Shantae is a half-human half-genie, but he she lost her magical powers at the end of the previous game, and is trying to acclimate to life as a mortal. The series has a Metroid-esque tone of exploration to it, and apparently Pirate's Curse plans to continue that tradition.

Shantae and the Pirate's Curse will be a 3DS eShop exclusive, and it will be available next year.