Shantae 5 opening animation, featuring Studio Trigger

Discussion in 'GBAtemp & Scene News' started by Chary, Jul 5, 2019.



    A new Shantae game is on the way, having been previously announced in March of this year. In order to build hype and tease Shantae 5, which is due out later in 2019, developer Wayforward collaborated with animation studio Trigger, in order to create a short opening animation for the game. Studio Trigger is known for having animated popular anime such as Kill la Kill and Little Witch Academia, and their trademark artstyle can clearly be seen in the 30-second video. The animation is also accompanied by a vocal track, sung by Shantae's voice actress, Cristina Vee. We've yet to see any gameplay, but Wayforward has set up a good track record when it comes to the series, with previous entries Half-Genie Hero and Pirate's Curse. Shantae 5 will release on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and Apple Arcade, in 2019.
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  1. Armadillo

    Armadillo GBAtemp Psycho!

    Aug 28, 2003
    United Kingdom
    Nice. Now just need a release date :).
    Last edited by Armadillo, Jul 5, 2019
  2. kuwanger

    kuwanger GBAtemp Maniac

    Jul 26, 2006
    United States
    On the one hand, it's nice to know they're working on another Shantae game. On the other hand, that opening animation seemed incredibly pointless. *sigh* I presume useful information was cut for the big reveal, but then I'm not sure why bother? Hype, maybe? Because I think a few mock up screenshots would have worked just as well and been cheaper. :/
  3. leon315

    leon315 POWERLIFTER

    Nov 27, 2013
    wut? Am i missing anything? where's Stadia?
  4. SilverWah

    SilverWah Advanced Member

    Nov 3, 2016
    Wah City
    Aw man this looks so great but I wish it was longer.
    I know animation takes a really long time and isn't budget friendly but still would be nice if this was around 2 minutes or so.
  5. ThoD

    ThoD GBATemp Addict (apparently), but more like "bored"

    Sep 8, 2017
    Alright, that indeed looks Trigger-like AF:rofl2: Really dislike the reworked song though, the earlier versions were much better! Also, don't know how to feel about Risky Boots coming back seeing how she's already been main antagonist or similar in all but 1 Shantae, but oh well, perhaps they will think up some interesting story instead of the corny "uncle's invention was stolen, go after her"...
  6. Sonic Angel Knight

    Sonic Angel Knight GBAtemp Legend

    May 27, 2016
    United States
    New York
    Still doubt buying this game, only one I had fun with was Pirate's Curse. Please make better power ups or abilities, more fun to use and also more useful outside the intended situation. Is severely disappointing that some is very limited and boring to use.:blink:
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  7. Clydefrosch

    Clydefrosch GBAtemp Guru

    Jan 2, 2009
    i really hope this will be closer to pirates curse again.
    no stage levels, give me a world with roads and stuff
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  8. Dr.Hacknik

    Dr.Hacknik Advanced Maniac | Dev | Trans

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    Mar 26, 2014
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    I love Trigger too much, maybe I am biased but holy shit I love the animation.
  9. Sonic Angel Knight

    Sonic Angel Knight GBAtemp Legend

    May 27, 2016
    United States
    New York
    *Looks at profile picture*

    ... Yeah, biased. I see. :ph34r:

    I don't think I watched any of stuff from this studio, but is kinda awkward that is highly contrast the graphics in Half Genie hero. Makes me wonder what the graphics will be like this time, Cel Shade like Ark system works did with Dragon ball fighterZ? :unsure:
  10. XDel

    XDel Author of Alien Breed: Projekt Odamex

    Jul 25, 2012
    United States
    Another Huxleyian Dystopia
    I love the game series but that was vomit inducing.
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  11. Bimmel

    Bimmel ~ Game Soundtrack Collector ~

    Jan 28, 2014
    Gambia, The
    Hyperactive opening with rhymes that make no sense. Maybe next is an Shantae Anime?
  12. Foxi4

    Foxi4 On the hunt...

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    Sep 13, 2009
    Gaming Grotto
    I'm ready. Give it to me. I want it now.
  13. DiscostewSM

    DiscostewSM GBAtemp Guru

    Feb 10, 2009
    United States
    Sacramento, California
    The 0:05 mark. It can't be unseen.

    Warning: Spoilers inside!
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  14. VinsCool

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    Jan 7, 2014
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    Wow this honestly would be amazing as an animated series.
  15. Harsky

    Harsky Madmin

    Aug 2, 2004
    Loved the animation but I hope they get the same artist who did the artwork in Pirate's Curse back for Shantae 5.
  16. raxadian

    raxadian GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Nov 10, 2018
    They are aware most people won't have a clue about what the heck Shantae is, right? Unless is something like FF, Dragon Warrior or the Disgaea series, were almost every game has different characters and stories, I don't see people buying a sequel to a game they never played.

    That's part of the reason why Spyro and Crash Bandicot got remakes of the first few games, because young people is unlikely to have played them or owned a Playstation.
  17. Something whatever

    Something whatever Gazer of the East

    Sep 1, 2015
    United States
    You know? They should have a enough money to make a OVA about the first game
  18. zoogie

    zoogie playing around in the dsiware

    Nov 30, 2014
    Micronesia, Federated States of
    If you freeze almost any part of that video, it looks like terribly cheap animu.
    Not very good animation and it's too madcap to make any sense.

    I'm sure the game will be awesome though.
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  19. squee666

    squee666 Advanced Tech Pleb

    Sep 17, 2010
    im guessing you not seen kila la kill
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