Shantae 5

WayForward Technologies has announced Shantae will be making a return "later this year" on the Nintendo Switch and multiple other platforms. As this is the fifth entry in the long-running series, it's tentatively titled Shantae 5. The character's hair notably makes up part of the logo.

Following this announcement, a fan reached out and asked about the possibility of Shantae: Risky's Revenge being released on the Switch to make the wait for the next game a little easier. WayForward responded saying it would keep the request in mind.

Shantae originally started out on the Game Boy Color in 2002 and while it was well-received, suffered from poor sales due to the fact the majority of portable gaming enthusiasts had already moved across to the Game Boy Advance. Fortunately, the half-genie hero got a second chance in 2010 and has never looked back.

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