While not officially announced by WayForward that I’ve seen, XSeed announced today that Shante: Half-Genie Hero will be among the upcoming games being released by XSeed Games to be shown off at E3 next week.
With vibrant, high-definition graphics bringing new detail to the series’ charming hand-drawn sprites, the newest entry is set to be released in the near future. According to XSeed’s release, they will be handling the physical release for PlayStation 4, PS Vita, and the Wii U.
In the game Shantae is roused from a deep sleep, suddenly alert. She plunges into the moonlit forest in search of answers. In nearby Scuttle Town she discovers a mysterious trapdoor, and beyond that, a luminous subterranean cavern. A familiar voice calls out, drawing Shantae to a beautiful fountain. Touching its waters she is immediately spirited away to the fabled Genie Realm. At her feet a magical seal swells as some powerful evil seeks escape. The chamber trembles with a deep, bellowing roar and everything goes white. Shantae sits upright, back in her bed. Was it just a dream? Or a vision of things to come?