The lights are on
The third game in the Shantae series is coming to the 3DS eShop this Winter, and developer Wayforward has launched a Kickstarter to fund a fourth Shantea game.
Wayforward promised more Shantae games last year, hopeful that the character would make an appearance on the Wii U.
Shantae and the Pirate's Curse, which you can see in the trailer below, is coming to 3DS this year. The Kickstarter Shantae project, Shantae: Half-Genie Hero, changes the art style of the previous games dramatically, and is already confirmed for Wii U. Wayforward is hopeful that the Kickstarter campaign will allow it to bring the game to more platforms. Currently, Half-Genie Hero has achieved $182,000 of it's $400,000 goal, with 26 days to go.
Wayforward recently released DuckTales: Remastered, and the Mighty Switch Force games. We also featured the developer as part of our recent Developer Salute feature, which you can check out here.
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Never heard of this game series, but it looks like it'll reach it's funding goal with no problems. More games for WiiU is always a good thing.
A third Shantae? WayForward if you're trying to impress me to get me to donate to your Kickstarter, then you're doing a fantastic job.
I'm waiting for Wayforward to release Shantae Risky's Revenge on Steam so I can finally get my first chance to play a game from the series. All the other releases just weren't for systems I owned.
Coincidentally, I've just very recently started playing a different game by WayForward, Silent Hill: Book of Memories. I also own DuckTales Remastered, but I haven't beaten any levels aside from the prologue. Almost did the Himalayas.
I played Risky's Revenge. A lot of fun. Plus I got to make Willow Smith, "I whip my hair back and forth" jokes for longer than it was funny...
I've been hoping for a Shantae Wii U game. Kinda was hoping Pirate's Curse would come to Wii U as well as 3DS like how Mighty Switch Force did. Although the new art style does look a bit odd to me. But that's probably just because I was more of a fan of the old style.
This is epic that Wayforward is continuing the Shantae series. I will so back and support this project. ^_^
Cool! Good job GIO, for mentioning this Kickstarter! Mighty No.9 is awesome and all, but Wayforward's been cranking away at awesome games for around 20 years too and deserves attention from gamers as much as Comcept, or any other talented dev on Kickstarter :)
In fact, considering their pitch video actually shows off the game in action, unlike a lot of Kickstarter projects such as Double Fine's Broken Age & Massive Chalice, Project Phoenix or even Mighty No.9, don't they kind of deserve MORE support? We, as gamers, really need to learn to support indie devs who actually go through the trouble to put together a solid base/prototype to work off of and bring THAT to Kickstarter -- these are the teams who can guarantee what they say - they're showing it off right there! These are projects that are pretty much sure things. (Although I sure as heck trust Keiji Inafune, his dream team of ex-Capcom/Mega Man vets, Inti-Creates, and 8-4 to deliver an amazing game in Mighty No.9 too)
Wayforward seriously rocks though. Shantae 1/2 Genie Hero really should succeed at it's funding goal. This is the Contra 4 developer. The guys behind Aliens Infestation. Not to mention, all the other (excellent) Shantae games, and the Mighty series on DSiWare/eShop, and Boy & His Blob Wii, Double Dragon NEON, Bloodrayne Betrayal... there's seriously too much to list :) They've been making games since, like, 1995.
OOooooh Shantae,yeah wayfowards little genie that dosnt get any love,yeah this looks great,and iv always been interested in the Shantae series,wow and its already been annouched on all consoles..Yeah this seems pretty great,hope it gets enough support,its got a looooong way to go.
Interesting... Let's see how it does.
I may have to back this one. Although, I haven't even finished the last Shantae game yet.