WayForward has finally shown off Shantae 5’s opening animation, which was created by Kill la Kill’s Studio Trigger.
While we still have not seen gameplay from Shantae 5, we can now finally watch the game’s opening. Earlier this week, WayForward Technologies confirmed that Studio Trigger, a Japanese animation studio best known for their work on Little Witch Academia and Kill la Kill, would be creating the opening animation for Shantae 5. Work on the introductory animation has been completed, so WayForward and Studio Trigger released it on YouTube. You can check out the short but sweet opening animation for yourself below:
Alongside the official release of this opening animation, we also learned more about the people behind its creation. Naoko Tsutsumi, a Producer at Studio Trigger best known for their work on Little Witch Academia, headed up the opening’s creation on Studio Trigger’s side of things. As for WayForward Technologies, Series Director Matt Bozon and Shantae creator Erin Bozon consulted to make sure everything was brought to life properly. The song that plays in the opening as a collaboration between Maddie Lim’s musical arrangement and Mark Sparling’s original composition. The vocals in the song are preformed by Cristina Vee, who is also collaborating with WayForward for the soundtrack of the recently announced River City Girls.
Shantae 5 is still poised to release for PC, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and Apple Arcade sometime in 2019. DualShockers will be sure to keep you in the loop as more is revealed about the game.