WayForward’s upcoming sequel to Shantae: Half-Genie Hero has received new details and an official name — Shantae and the Seven Sirens.

The press release reads as below:

”Formerly referred to as Shantae 5, Shantae and the Seven Sirens sends the belly-dancing, hair-whipping, half-genie hero to a tropical island where Shantae and her friends encounter other Half-Genie allies, but they soon learn there’s trouble in paradise. As Shantae gets caught up in the island’s sinister secrets, she’ll use all-new dance abilities and instant-transformation Fusion Magic to explore the nonlinear, interconnected world where she’ll visit multiple towns, overcome treacherous labyrinths, and battle dastardly bosses. The game also features a new collectible card system that grants players the freedom to augment Shantae’s powers to suit their own style of play.”

Key features of Shantae and the Seven Sirens include:

  • Exploring an interconnected world using new Fusion Magic creature transformations, including a newt and other aquatic forms.
  • Using dance abilities to activate machinery, destroy terrain, and more.
  • 4K-resolution hand-painted visuals (on 4K devices only).
  • All-new characters and returning favorites like Rottytops, Sky, Bolo, and the nefarious Risky Boots.
  • Collecting and powering up with monster cards.
  • Enjoying minigames, acquiring magic and items, and uncovering secrets.
  • Gorgeously animated TV-style cutscenes.

 

 

Shantae and the Seven Sirens’s release date is unknown, but WayForward previously announced it will be coming in 2019 to Nintendo Switch, as well as many other platforms.

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Written by Daniel Dell-Cornejo

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