Back in late March, it was revealed that WayForward would be developing and releasing Shantae 5 at some point in 2019. This fifth installment in the Shantae series is due to release for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC, and Apple’s newly announced Apple Arcade. At the time of its announcement, there were no screenshots, trailers, or descriptions available to tide fans over, simply the excitement from the news itself. While we unfortunately can’t report that any of these have surfaced yet, there is some exciting news about the game that just arrived earlier today. WayForward has just announced that it will be working alongside Studio Trigger (Kill la KillLittle Witch Academia) to create a brand-new opening animation for Shantae 5. While this animation is still a work in progress, the team at WayForward did see fit to provide us with two sketches- one of Shantae and the other of Risky. With 2019 being half over now, we’re bound to see some more of these stills and some additional information about the game provided within next few months. In the meantime, have a look at our review of Shantae: Half-Genie Hero which originally released for PS4, Wii U, and PC back in late 2016.

Shantae 5 | Shantae Sketch Shantae 5 | Risky Sketch


Nick Benefield
A mainframe software developer from the Midwest, Nick found oprainfall while searching for information about Xenoblade Chronicles. Nick collects games across a myriad of different platforms (old and new). He's also passionate about old-school anime spanning from the early 80s through the late 90s.