Shantae has undergone quite the journey over the past seventeen years and counting with WayForward. It started off with a Game Boy Color title that was initially a flop. But over time, it ascended into becoming a cult hit. Then with that cult strength, WayForward independently created two follow-ups for the DS and 3DS. By now, our half-genie heroine had enough clout to make the Kickstarter campaign for their fourth game a raging success. Now a commercial and critical darling, Shantae is now a platforming superstar. So much so that when WayForward announced a fifth Shantae game just now, damn straight everyone dropped what they were doing and paid attention.
The announcement came in the form of a tweet from WayForward, which you can see below. Simply going by the name of Shantae 5 for now, details beyond what the tweet includes are still a bit scarce. The notable addition is that aside from hitting all major gaming platforms, Shantae 5 will also be headed to the new Apple Arcade subscription service/gaming platform. Needless to say, that’s a big get for the service. Shantae 5 is due out later this year, and naturally, stay tuned to Hardcore Gamer for for details on the game as they develop.
Today we're thrilled to announce Shantae 5! You're invited to join Shantae in a brand-new adventure later this year on PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC… AND the newly announced Apple Arcade! Stay tuned for more details! Learn more about Apple Arcade at https://t.co/KwXqXtb2ft pic.twitter.com/SFc1iOswHT
— WayForward (@WayForward) March 25, 2019