Shantae 5 Receives Opening Animation From Studio Trigger

One of the stretch goals for Shantae: Half-Genie Hero’s Kickstarter campaign that sadly wasn’t met was for the inclusion of a fully animated opening sequence. Well, with Shantae 5 on the way now, it looks like we’ll finally be seeing one after all. WayForward has collborated with Studio Trigger, (the studio best known for Kill la Kill and Little Witch Academia) for an animated intro, and you can see the results below.

The half-minute intro basically serves as an introduction to Shantae in general as well, giving us a peek into her life, the foes she faces, and the major supporting cast, all backed up by a theme song performed by Cristina Vee. Still no sign of any official gameplay for Shantae 5 yet, but we’ll naturally keep you informed when it pops up.