Famed Anime Studio Working with Wayforward to Animate Intro to New Shantae Game
Wayforward announced earlier today via their Twitter that they have entered into a collaboration with Studio Trigger to produce the opening animation to the newest entry in the Shantae series: Shantae 5. Announced earlier this year for a 2019 release for Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One, and PC, many details on the game have been fairly quiet until recently. This announcement today caused a little bit of a stir on Twitter though, and for good reason.
Wayforward shared a couple of production sketches showing a rough idea of what to expect from Shantae with a Studio Trigger twist. The studio is renowned for their unique style utilizing exaggerated lines, angles, and dynamic poses. Based on their previous works such as Kill la Kill, Darling in the Franxx, Little Witch Academia, and SSSS Gridman; plenty of fans of both anime and Shantae were equally excited by the announcement (myself included). While Wayforward didn’t have anymore details to share, many fans are speculating that Studio Trigger will be animating Shantae 5’s cutscenes as well, though Wayforward did not confirm or deny said speculations at the time.
*EDIT* – On July 5th Wayforward shared the finished intro animation on their YouTube channel. The link has been provided down below.
What do you think of this news? Do you think this will be a good fit along with Wayforward’s signature Shantae style? Do you think Studio Trigger will be providing any additional work for Shantae 5? Let us know in the comments below!