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Totaku working on a Shantae figurine

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Toy manufacturer Totaku has announced that they've got a Shantae figurine in the works. The company originally gauged interest in a Shantae figurine on Twitter, and it looks like the response was more than enough to convince Totaku to move ahead. All we know right now is that the figurine will release sometime in 2020.

Shantae and the Seven Sirens - Apple Arcade beta footage

Shantae and the Seven Sirens is playable right now on the Apple Arcade beta. It appears this is 'Part 1' of the game, so it's just a sampling of what will be available in the final title. Check out the 30 minutes of action above!

Shantae and the Seven Sirens - more PAX West footage

WayForward had Shantae and the Seven Sirens on display at PAX West, and plenty were eager to check it out. We've already showcased a lot of footage from that demo, but a little more can't hurt! Check out Famitsu's time with the game above.

Shantae and the Seven Sirens - PAX West gameplay

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.

WayForward talks River City Girls' gameplay length, "highly suggests" you play New Game+ for a reason "too good to reveal"

What is WayForward hiding?

WayForward is launching River City Girls on Sept. 5th, 2019, which is right around the corner. Wondering how much bang you'll get for your buck with the game? RPGamer talked to WayForward's Bannon Rudis to find out.

The game seems to take new players around 10 to 12 hours to complete, longer if you do everything to 100% completion. It’s a pretty sizable adventure, but doesn’t feel overly long either. Everything moves at a brisk pace.

What is there to do after the game wraps? You could take on New Game+, which apparently has a rather juicy surprise waiting.

There is definitely a New Game+. Mind you, this is a game we highly suggest playing twice. For reasons I won’t get into because it’s too good to reveal. So, this second run will potentially double the amount of playtime overall.

Catch Shantae and the Seven Sirens' intro on the Big Screen alongside Studio TRIGGER’s PROMARE

Worth the ticket price alone!

Studio TRIGGER’s first theatrical film, PROMARE, arrives in theaters soon, and with it, a special treat for Shantae fans: the opening animation to Shantae and the Seven Sirens (also created by Studio TRIGGER)! Distributed by GKIDS, PROMARE will hit more than 700 screens nationwide on September 17 and 19 via a two-day engagement from Fathom Events, and the Shantae animation will run prior to the film.

The first feature-length film from the acclaimed Studio TRIGGER, creators of the hit series KILL la KILL and Little Witch Academia, and director Hiroyuki Imaishi (GURREN LAGANN, KILL la KILL), Promare uses a bold cel-shaded visual style to tell a blistering action-adventure story, and is the spiritual successor to many of director Imaishi’s former works. Thirty years have passed since the appearance of the Burnish, a race of flame-wielding mutant beings who destroyed half of the world with fire. When a new group of aggressive mutants calling themselves Mad Burnish appears, the epic battle between Galo Thymos, a new member of the anti-Burnish rescue team Burning Rescue, and Lio Fotia, the leader of Mad Burnish, begins. The trailer for PROMARE can be seen at https://youtu.be/3VXB9QEainA

Shantae and the Seven Sirens is the upcoming fifth game in WayForward’s critically acclaimed action-adventure-platformer series starring Shantae, a hair-whipping, belly-dancing, half-genie hero. The game’s opening animation is produced by Studio TRIGGER’s Naoko Tsutsumi (Little Witch Academia) and features an original musical composition by Mark Sparling with arrangement by Maddie Lim and vocals performed by Cristina Vee (Miraculous Ladybug). Since making its debut on July 5, 2019, the 30-second animated opening to the game (then known as Shantae 5) has been viewed more than 3.7 million times on YouTube and social media.

Tickets for PROMARE can be purchased at https://gkidstickets.com/us/promare/?campaign=wayforward.

Shantae 5 renamed Shantae and the Seven Sirens, new gameplay details and screens shared

New 'Fusion Magic' system revealed

WayForward has shared some new details and screens on Shantae's next adventure, which is now named Shantae and the Seven Sirens. Check out the full rundown below!

Having previously announced the next game in the Shantae series back in March, we are proud to reveal the official title for the hotly anticipated action-adventure-platformer: Shantae and the Seven Sirens.

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.

Releasing on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Apple Arcade, Shantae and the Seven Sirens is the fifth entry in the Shantae series, which originally debuted on Game Boy Color in 2002. Additional information about the game, including the distribution, pricing, and release date, will be announced as it becomes available. For more details about the Shantae series, please visit wayforward.com.

Key Features:

Explore an interconnected world using new Fusion Magic creature transformations, including a newt and other aquatic forms!
4K-resolution hand-painted visuals (on 4K devices only)!
All-new characters and returning favorites like Rottytops, Sky, Bolo, and the nefarious Risky Boots!
Collect and power up with monster cards!
Enjoy minigames, acquire magic and items, and uncover secrets!
Gorgeously animated TV-style cutscenes!

Risky Boots' CharaGumin figurine now available to preorder

It's Risky not to preorder

Ready? Fire!! Power of Genie is mine!!

The third character from Shantae series is "Risky Boots, Queen of the Seven Seas"!

A character of the hit action/adventure video game series developed by the US company WayForward Technologies, having passionate fans in Japan is now a color resin kit figure!

Her beauty and determination have been well-captured, and lets not forget her iconic sword & pirates’ hat as well! Two kinds of eye-stickers included and removable hat for your preference.

What story is complete without the antagonist? Imbue a sense of presence to your Shantae collection!

Build with your hands the Pirates Queen and grab the Power of Genie!!

[Product Descriptions]

Size: about 150 mm• (5.90 in)
Type: Color Resin Kit
Total Parts: 35

[Special Bonus for Pre-Order]

Bonus #1 : Special Keychain of Risky Boots for everyone!
Bonus #2 : Signed Kit by the creator for lucky 15 people!

[Details of the Bonus #2 : Signed Kit]

15 winners of the signed kits will be randomly selected from those who pre-order the kits!
Delivery date of the signed kit will be different from the date stated.
VOLKS will contact those winners after the pre-order period (7/1~7/31)!

There's only a few days left to preorder this figurine, so hop on it while you still can! Lock in your preorder here for $83.

Studio Trigger shares more artwork from their Shantae 5 intro animation

Can I get these framed?!


The other day, WayForward revealed an absolutely fantastic intro for Shantae 5, which was created by Japanese animation studio, Studio Trigger. Since that reveal, Studio Trigger has shared some character art for both Shantae and Risky Boots. I wonder if the studio's artwork will be used for the character cut-ins the game is likely to have.

Studio Trigger creating the opening animation for Shantae 5

I'm Trigger


WayForward has revealed that Studio Trigger is going to handle the opening animation for Shantae 5. Studio Trigger is an anime production company that has worked on some very notable anime adaptations, including both Darling in the Franxx and Kill la Kill. This intro should definitely end up being top-notch!

Thanks to Andreslop24 for the heads up!

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