About 20 years ago, few probably could’ve guessed that the Shantae series would be firing on all cylinders by now. The initial release of this charming Metroidvania series saw a release late in the life of the Game Boy Color and never received the spotlight it deserved, but after about a ten-year hiatus, the series came back and has been...
"can't wait to see where she goes in the next 20 years"
WayForward's half-genie hero Shantae is currently celebrating her 20th anniversary. Yes, she's been around for two decades! This character was originally created by Erin and Matt Bozon in 2002 - starting out life on the Game Boy Color. While her first outing wasn't the most financially...
Update [Wed 1st Dec, 2021 02:00 GMT]: The update for Shantae and the Seven Sirens has arrived. WayForward has released a small trailer alongside it. And you can learn more over on the official game website. Original story [Wed 17th Nov, 2021 02:00 GMT]: Well, here's a nice surprise, Shantae's latest adventure - Shantae and the Seve
The perfect match
One of the highlights in the world of Nintendo this week was the arrival of the Tekken fighter Kazuya in Smash Bros. Ultimate. Alongside him, Masahiro Sakurai revealed four brand new Mii Fighter outfits - one of them was Shantae, a character who has been requested by her respective fanbase for a long time now. If you missed it,...
Five games, one system
There's rarely a point in time when every game in a particular series is available on one console, but today is one of those days. WayFoward this week released Shantae's original Game Boy Color outing on the Nintendo Switch eShop - meaning you can now experience all of Shantae's adventures wherever you go. "With today's...
Seems like we have great taste
It's been a brilliant year for indie games, if nothing else, and Nintendo's latest Indie World video is proof. With metroidvanias, side-scrolling brawlers, co-op party games and in-depth RPG adventure games all represented on their 16-game long list of bestsellers, it's a pretty good year to own a Nintendo Switch...
"Every one of these journeys has been special"
Shantae and the Seven Sirens released for Switch and console platforms back at the end of May after debuting (in parts) on Apple Arcade last year. You can read our review for the full verdict, but given the series' history of top-quality entries in the Metroidvania platforming genre, it'll come as no...
But can't say if this generation will be "the one"
Just last week, we heard how WayForward would be open to a remake of the original Shantae on Game Boy Color. How about a 3D adventure, though? Speaking to US Gamer recently, Matt Bozon - one of the creators of the half-genie hero - said the team had spoken about turning Shantae into a 3D game for...
51 Worldwide Games! The Outer Worlds! Skelattack!
The latest Nintendo Download update for Europe has arrived, and it's bringing new games galore to the eShop in your region. As always, be sure to drop a vote in our poll and comment down below with your potential picks for the week. Enjoy! Switch Retail eShop - New Releases: 51 Worldwide Games...
Here are our picks, but what are yours?
Another busy week has been and gone, this time bringing with it a new Animal Crossing datamine effort, a new (but minor) Switch update, and plenty of
Xenoblade, Borderlands, Bioshock, Xcom 2, Shantae!
The latest Nintendo Download update for North America has arrived, and it's bringing new games galore to the eShop in your region. As always, be sure to drop a vote in our poll and comment down below with your potential picks for the week. Enjoy! Nintendo Switch: Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive...
Shantae is back in an all-new tropical adventure! In her fifth outing, the Half-Genie hero gains new Fusion Magic abilities to explore a vast sunken city, makes new Half-Genie friends, and battles the Seven Sirens in her biggest, most thrilling quest yet! Featuring multiple towns and more labyrinths than ever before, an awesome aquatic journey full of danger and discovery awaits!
-Traverse an expansive, interconnected world above and below the sea!
-Use Fusion Magic to change instantly between new creature forms!
-Belly dance to activate machinery, restore health, and more!
-Collect and power up with Monster Cards!
-Enjoy minigames, acquire magic and items, and uncover secrets!
-Gorgeously animated TV-style cutscenes!
-All-new characters and returning favorites like Rottytops, Sky, Bolo, and the nefarious pirate Risky Boots!"