We suspect, eventually, a sixth game in the Shantae series will show up. For now, it must not be ready, so developer Wayforward — who has been with the half-genie hero from the beginning — dug around in their basement and found a lost chapter in her saga.
Ask any collector what the hardest, most expensive Game Boy cartridge is to find, and if they don’t say “Shantae,” it’s at least in their top five. Matt and Emily Bozon’s creation made her hair-whipping debut in a critically acclaimed but underselling Game Boy Color cart back in 2002. The half-genie has starred in many games since, most of which have attracted a much wider audience and left them searching for the original.
Even though there’s no E3 this year, that didn’t stop Limited Run Games from holding their usual mega conference in a fake coliseum, with cheesy green screen effects aplenty. This year’s video was the longest ever, running over 40 minutes long and containing over thirty announcements.
Here’s some news that will make you shake your booty: you’ll be seeing Shantae in stores again soon.
Let me set the scene for you. It was at E3 a long time ago, a trailer for what would be called Super Smash Bros. Brawl was revealed, and it was epic. But what many remember most about the trailer was this…
Still skeptical about the idea of playing a video game on a smartwatch? Still laughing at the thought of a balding man waiting for a bus while tapping on his wrist and making weird grunt noises? Maybe that’ll be you soon, because Wayforward Technologies is getting into it. And that purple-haired woman sure looks familiar.
Wayforward, as promised, has unveiled some Shantae news…
The guys at WayForward are teasing something…