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Shantae and the Seven Sirens to get free add-ons

Freebies on the way!

WayForward has been very adamant when it comes to paid DLC for Shantae and the Seven Sirens. The team has said that they won't be working on paid DLC, but there's actually some free content in the works! WayForward's Matt Bozon teased that content in an interview with Nintendo Life.

We decided not to do paid DLC, or an “Ultimate Edition,” for this game. That said - content updates are free and are available to everyone! We don’t have any specific announcements today, but I can say that we have ideas for some fun little free add-ons in the works! We’ll have more info on that in the coming months.

WayForward says their 'wheels are already turning' for the next Shantae game, show interest in more Mighty Flip Champs/Switch Force

Work never stops at WayForward

WayForward may have just released Shantae and the Seven Sirens, but it seems they're already looking forward to the next Shantae adventure. In an interview with NWR, WayForward's Matt Bozon hinted that things may already be in motion for the next Shantae game.

We have a few different ways we might want to go, assuming that Shantae gets another outing. Our wheels are already turning, and we’re seeing a lot of ideas from fans.

While Shantae is definitely WayForward's shining star, the company certainly has other franchises under their belt. Games like Mighty Switch Force and Mighty Switch Champs were well-received by Nintendo fans, but will we ever see more?

We released Mighty Switch Force! Collection not long ago for all of your Switch Force needs. We’d love to bring Patricia, Alta, or Luna back sometime, too! But we also have a lot of other original titles recently released like Cat Girl Without Salad, Vitamin Connection, and River City Girls. It's just tough to find time!

WayForward has considered taking Shantae into 3D and VR, along with a more musical focus

The future of Shantae

Every single installment in the Shantae series has been a 2D affair, but could that ever change? Does WayForward have aspirations to bring Shantae into the third dimension? USGamer asked WayForward's Matt Bozon this very question, and his answer was quite interesting.

We’ve talked for years about taking Shantae into a 3D polygonal world. But that’s never happened. I can’t say if this generation will be “the one,” but it’s something we’ll probably consider again when the time is right. I’d also love to play around with some kind of Shantae adventure in VR, or something musical in nature. We’ll have to wait and see. Anything can happen!

It would certainly be interesting to see Shantae head in any one of those directions. Whether it'll actually happen is something we'll just have to sit back and cross our fingers for!

WayForward shows interest in a remake of the original Shantae

Back to the start

Shantae sure has come a long way since her Game Boy Color debut. That title came out 18+ years ago, and plenty of fans remember it fondly. There's also millions more who haven't played it! Perhaps now would be a perfect time to remake/remaster that title.

Siliconera asked WayForward's Matt Bozon this very question, and it does seem that the company has some interest in the idea.

That’s been a hot topic lately! I’d be down for doing that! Of course, we’re all very excited to make new games, too. We’ll need to think long and hard about what the next Shantae adventure will be–but a remake isn’t outside the realm of possibility!

A fresh coat of paint and some quality-of-life improvements could make the perfect reasons to revisit Shantae's classic outing. Let's hope WayForward moves ahead on the idea!

Shantae series hits 3 million+ units sold worldwide

Shantae success!

Shantae and the Seven Sirens recently released, and it marks the 5th installment in the Shantae series. What started out as a Game Boy Color game that got passed over due to GBA madness has now become a million-selling franchise. Just how many millions? WayForward's Matt Bozon shared that tidbit in a Comicbook.com interview.

Yes. Shantae fans are awesome. They have this increasing demand that keeps us constantly moving. Honestly, we’ve been so busy that we sometimes forget that she’s having these milestone moments. For example, last year marked 25 years since we created Shantae! And somewhere along the line she broke 3 million copies sold, but, now that I think about it, we didn’t celebrate when it reached 1 million. I guess this...right now...we can celebrate with a TOOT! If fans keep commenting, streaming, posting fanart, Shantae will keep growing and we’ll never get a chance to slow down. And that would be amazing!

Shantae and the Seven Sirens soundtrack now available to stream or purchase digitally

Tunes to swivel your hips to

Shantae and the Seven Sirens may have a different composer this time around, but the soundtrack is still a blast. There's no doubt some of you want to enjoy the game's tunes outside of playing the game, and now you can do that through multiple options.

The official Shantae and the Seven Sirens soundtrack can be streamed via YouTube above, alongside Spotify, Google Play, and Deezer.

Shantae and the Seven Sirens now available on Switch

Everyone's favorite genie is back!

Shantae is back in an all-new tropical adventure! In her fifth outing, the Half-Genie hero gains new Fusion Magic abilities to explore a vast sunken city, makes new Half-Genie friends, and battles the Seven Sirens in her biggest, most thrilling quest yet! Featuring multiple towns and more labyrinths than ever before, an awesome aquatic journey full of danger and discovery awaits!

Key Features:

-Traverse an expansive, interconnected world above and below the sea!
-Use Fusion Magic to change instantly between new creature forms!
-Belly dance to activate machinery, restore health, and more!
-Collect and power up with Monster Cards!
-Enjoy minigames, acquire magic and items, and uncover secrets!
-Gorgeously animated TV-style cutscenes!
-All-new characters and returning favorites like Rottytops, Sky, Bolo, and the nefarious pirate Risky Boots!"

Shantae and the Seven Sirens delayed to June 4th, 2020 in Europe

Sashay away

WayForward has announced some unfortunate news for Shantae fans in Europe. Shantae and the Seven Sirens, originally slated for a May 28th, 2020 in Europe, is now pushed back to June 4th, 2020. WayForward says this delay came about due to circumstances beyond their control. With that said, the May 28th, 2020 release date is still on for other regions.

Thanks to Jacktendo92 for the heads up!

Shantae and the Seven Sirens now available to preload in North America

Your wish is granted

Shantae and the Seven Sirens hits the Switch on May 28th, 2020, and the option to preload the title has finally gone live. No special deals on this one, as the price is locked at $30. It's also worth noting that the preload option will not be available in Europe, but the game still launches in that region on May 28th as well.

Limited Run Games opening preorders for a Shantae plush on May 15th, 2020

Snuggle up with Shantae!

Shantae and the Seven Sirens comes to Switch on May 28th, 2020, but it turns out some other Shantae merch will be available before then. Limited Run Games and Fangamer are teaming up to release a Shantae plush doll, with preorders opening May 15th, 2020. These are being sold separate from Limited Run Games' physical release of Shantae and the Seven Sirens.

Thanks to Kolma for the heads up!

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