As oprainfall’s resident genie fanboy, I had to be the one to write up Shantae 5‘s snazzy new trailer. I’ve been a fan of the series from the start, and though I don’t hold each entry in equal esteem, I am always looking forward to more Shantae. It’s been a colorful and crazy series, and I love how creative it can get. While details for Shantae 5 are still very sparse, we do know it’s coming to the following systems – PC, Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One and Apple Arcade. I fervently hope it’s coming sooner than later, but I suspect it’ll be sometime in 2020 if we’re lucky.

That said, the new trailer has gone live at the Anime Expo today, and it’s a thing of beauty. Animated by Studio TRIGGER, known for KILL La KILL and Little Witch Academia, it shows mayhem and fun courtesy of everybody’s favorite pirate, Risky Boots. While the art style is distinctly different from what I’ve come to expect from WayForward in the past, it’s still quite attractive. And it seems to me that one of the draws of Shantae 5 might just be 5 playable characters, perhaps finally including her Uncle Mimic.

If you’re a fan of genies and lighthearted fun, stay tuned for more info about Shantae 5 as it hits, including its final title and release info. And be sure to check out the snazzy anime opening video thanks to the folks at Studio TRIGGER below. It looks great and has a catchy theme song courtesy of the talented Cristina Vee!

Josh Speer
Josh is a passionate gamer, finding time to clock in around 30-40 hours of gaming a week. He discovered Operation Rainfall while avidly following the localization of the Big 3 Wii RPGs. He enjoys SHMUPS, Platformers, RPGs, Roguelikes and the occasional Fighter. He’s also an unashamedly giant Mega Man fan, having played the series since he was eight. As Head Editor and Review Manager, he spends far too much time editing reviews and random articles. In his limited spare time he devours indies whole and anticipates the release of quirky, unpredictable and innovative games.