Shantae 5 gets re-titled to "Shantae and the Seven Sirens", first screenshots revealed

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    When Wayforward announced the latest Shantae game, it debuted with the working title of "Shantae 5". Today, we've finally learned what the official name will be, which is Shantae and the Seven Sirens. Accompanying this announcement are some new screenshots, along with a few details about the game. According to the press release, Seven Sirens will feature not just an animated intro, but animated cutscenes as well. As you progress through the game, you'll be given cards, which allow you to "augment Shantae's powers to [your] own style of play."

    Shantae and the Seven Sirens does not have a release date, nor a price, but when it does launch, it'll be for the Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC, and Apple Arcade.

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  1. linuxares

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    oooh looks nice!
     
  2. Vorde

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    I'm pumped! I have liked all of the games although Risky's Revenge is easily my favourite one currently in the series. Maybe this one will claim that spot? Who knows.
     
  3. wiitendo84

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    Havent played any of the shantae games. Is it really worth it to play?
     
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  4. Foxi4

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    This pleases me immeasurably, HGH was a masterpiece of 2D platforming, I keep recommending it to people who like classic platformers.

    It's a masterpiece, see recommendation above. WayForward is one of the few studios that still make games like it's the 90's.
     
  5. Rahkeesh

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    Are those like actual dungeons? Are we getting a real Metroidvania again?
     
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  6. Harsky

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    Looks like they're sticking with the Half Genie Hero engine. A shame because I hoped they would go back to pixel artwork like they did for Pirate's Curse.
     
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  7. Foxi4

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    You already did in the form of Bloodstained, a pie WayForward had their fingers in as well. If you fancied that, Shantae will be right down your alley.
     
  8. Sonic Angel Knight

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    Is this actually going to be a $40 game? This might actually be better than Pirate's Curse. :ninja:
     
  9. wiitendo84

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    I just might now. I had heard about the games but never thought about them. Giving it a try this weekend.
     
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  10. Ravix

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    Glad to see that the series is still going strong. Been a fan ever since I played the first one.
     
  11. Foxi4

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    It's a bit slow before you get your first transformation, once you finish the first few levels the fun just goes progressively up, and then there's all the additional game modes to keep you busy. I suggest grabbing the Ultimate edition just for Risky's episode, it allows you to replay the game from the perspective of the villain, so it's like a brand new game all over again.
     
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    It looks amazing, but I miss the pixelated games.
     
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  13. DarkCoffe64

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    This is as closest as an Ecchi "E for everyone" game it could get, lol
    So many gurls, if just they had more... intimate 'attacks' :v
     
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  14. RedoLane

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    Seven Sirens, eh?
    is Risky Boots gonna become the Siren of Greed?
     
  15. jumpman17

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    Gimme gimme! I freaking love the Shantae series.
     
  16. shadow1w2

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    No 3D objects this time eh?
    Level design looks competent at least though I'd really like to see some slopes or interesting design variations as it's looking really bland and basic otherwise.
    Good looking bland and basic but get rid of the art and the lack of design is pretty clear.
    Really hope they change it up and hire some good level designers and make some new level assets to spruce it up and make it less bland and blocky.
    The art itself looks fantastic but thats to be expected, just hope the animation is up there with way forward's best.
     
  17. Rahkeesh

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    I know the Shantae series, I'm referring to every game before HGH. Where you had huge interconnected maze-like levels instead of replaying a mostly linear action stage to access new secrets.
     
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  18. StarGazerTom

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    Loving the new art style. Looks super clean!

    Wondering what the bar in the top left is going to be. Possibly a magic meter?
     
  19. kevinrodolfoxD3

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    So hyped for this game, a mix between Pirate's curse and Half-Genie Hero sounds great.
     
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