Shantae and the Seven Sirens will be coming to consoles and PC this May. WayForward also released a new teaser trailer showing off story and gameplay.
WayForward made a huge announcement on their official Twitter: the full version of Shantae and the Seven Sirens will be releasing on May 28th for Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Meanwhile “part two” of the mobile version is already out now for Apple Arcade:
We’ve got big Shantae news! Shantae and the Seven Sirens is planned for release on May 28 on Switch, PS4, Xbox One, and PC in its entirety, and the “part 2” update is out now on Apple Arcade! Take a look at the new trailer and get more info at https://t.co/dDNFVtctCb! pic.twitter.com/rBIm5eI3cD
— WayForward (@WayForward) March 27, 2020
Along with the reveal is a brand new trailer showcasing both the story and gameplay of the fifth main entry in the franchise. As always, the visuals are colorful and fun, sporting that old school anime charm that’s become the trademark of the series. Gameplay is just as charming and it’s interesting to see some of her new abilities at work.
In addition to the digital version of the game, a physical version — including both a standard edition and a collector’s edition for some platforms — is planned from Limited Run Games. An official release date and other details will be revealed at a later date.
WayForward previously revealed the animated opening for Shantae and the Seven Sirens that was animated by Studio Trigger, a Japanese animation studio best known for their work on Little Witch Academia and Kill la Kill. This compliments one of the title’s biggest new features, which is 4K hand-painted visuals on consoles that support the resolution and boasts “TV-style cutscenes.” Originally it was known as Shantae 5 but finally received its full name back in August.
According to the official site’s synopsis: “Shantae visits a tropical paradise where she befriends new Half-Genie allies, but things quickly go awry as she discovers that sinister secrets are stirring beneath the island’s surface. As Shantae gets wrapped up in the island’s mysteries, she’ll use all-new dance abilities and instant-transformation Fusion Magic to explore the nonlinear, interconnected world and battle an assortment of diabolical foes… not the least of which are the enigmatic Seven Sirens.”
Check out our review of the previous title, Shantae: Half-Genie Hero.