Wayforward have announced the release date for Shantae and the Seven Sirens on Windows PC and consoles, along side a “part 2” update for the Apple Arcade version available now.
The game had already been partially available on iOS via Apple Arcade, with the Part 2 update available now concluding the adventure. The update also introduces “new fully animated cutscenes, upgraded character portrait artwork, an improved map, customizable touch controls, a new unlockable mode, and various other fixes and refinements.”
Shatae’s latest adventure takes her to a tropical island, meeting up with other half-genies and new friends. Chaos soon erupts, and Shantae begins to investigate the island’s mysteries, and the Seven Sirens.
Players can use new dancing and Fusion Magic abilities alongside Shantae’s shape-shifting magic. There is also a collectible card system that “lets players augment Shantae’s powers in a variety of ways.” Studio TRIGGER are also providing animated cut-scenes for the game.
Wayforward also note that Limit Run Games will provide a physical version of the game- “including both a standard edition and a collector’s edition for some platforms.” Details will be announced at a later date.
You can find the new teaser trailer below.
Wayforward do note in their announcement “while the May 28 release date for Shantae and the Seven Sirens is accurate to the best of our knowledge, rapidly changing global health concerns could potentially impact the timing in ways that are outside of our control. Keep an eye on WayForward’s social media channels for any updates and stay safe!”
You can find an abriged rundown of the game (via Wayforward) below:
Packed with multiple towns and more labyrinths than ever before, Shantae and the Seven Sirens combines the most popular elements from past Shantae titles into the Half-Genie hero’s biggest outing to date. The excitement begins when Shantae visits a tropical paradise where she befriends new Half-Genie allies, but things quickly go awry as she discovers that sinister secrets are stirring beneath the island’s surface. As Shantae gets wrapped up in the island’s mysteries, she’ll use all-new dance abilities and instant-transformation Fusion Magic to explore the nonlinear, interconnected world and battle an assortment of diabolical foes…not the least of which are the enigmatic Seven Sirens!
Complementing the action are spectacular animated cutscenes that bring the story to life — a series first! — including a jaw-dropping anime-style opening by renowned animation house Studio TRIGGER. Other new features include 4K support and a collectible card system that lets players augment Shantae’s powers in a variety of ways.
- Traverse an expansive, interconnected world above and below the sea!
- Use Fusion Magic to change instantly between all-new creature forms!
- Belly dance to activate machinery, restore health, and more!
- New characters and returning favorites like Rottytops, Sky, Bolo, and the nefarious Risky Boots!
- Gorgeously animated TV-style cutscenes!
- Collect and power up with Monster Cards!
- Enjoy minigames, acquire magic and items, and uncover secrets!
- 4K-resolution hand-painted visuals on PS4 Pro, Xbox One X, Mac, and PC!
Shantae and the Seven Sirens is available now on iOS (via Apple Arcade), and May 2020 on Windows PC (via GOG, and Steam), Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.