Here's a more unusual piece of news for a change: Stephane Hockenhull, the guy who devised the Paragon 5 Game Boy Tracker (or Beyond Tracker), which is the program that was used by Jake Kaufman to create the music to the first Shantae game, has just made the complete program and its replay routines available to the public.
The announcement here:
And the page to download all the stuff:
Stephane Hockenhull is also asking for donations. The music to Shantae has been noted as one of the strongest aspects of the game, so if you feel like thanking him for it, you know what to do.