Shantae 5 is now officially named Shantae and the Seven Sirens. WayForward has revealed some new details about the next Shantae game, and dropped some screens to give fans a taste of the upcoming game's gorgeous visuals. The fifth game in the long-running series was announced back in March, but little information has been available until now.
The game has been unveiled on Wayforward's website. It will send Shantae and her friends to a tropical island, where they'll meet several other half-genies. Of course, things won't go smoothly, and the eponymous half-genie will find herself tussling with numerous enemies. Some first-look screenshots are below.
The game promises to feature all new dance abilities and Fusion Magic, as well as a nonlinear world to explore. There will also be a collectible card system, which will let players change Shantae's abilities. The game will support 4K resolution on systems that can handle it, and will feature numerous minigames, hidden secrets, and "gorgeously animated TV-style cutscenes."
Shantae and the Seven Sirens is coming to Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Apple Arcade, and a release date has not been announced yet – it's not clear whether it will release in 2019 or not. The last game in the series was 2016's Shantae: Half-Genie Hero. In his 8/10 review, Jason D'Aprile called the game "a delightful experience".
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