This is very, very good news for fans of delightful half-genie mayhem. WayForward has announced that all 5 games in their popular Shantae series are coming to PS5! They’ll be available as native purchases on the PS5, but also as free upgrades to those who owned them on PS4. And perhaps best of all, thanks to Limited Run, they’re all getting physical editions as well. So not only will all these wonderful adventures be available digitally, but physically in a variety of attractive formats.
That’s really great news for fans. Sure, maybe I personally would have preferred news of a sequel or HD remake of Pirate’s Curse, but more Shantae is ever only a good thing. If you aren’t super familiar firsthand with the series, please read the following. And stay tuned at the very end for the history of the series via trailer!
Having sold more than 3 million copies worldwide since its debut in 2002, the acclaimed Shantae series tells the story of Shantae, the hair-whipping, belly-dancing, shape-shifting, Half-Genie guardian of Scuttle Town. Along with friends such as Bolo, Sky, and Rottytops the zombie, she protects the land from nefarious pirates and other dastardly threats. The line-up of action-adventure-platformers consists of five titles, each sold separately:
Shantae — The one that started it all! Experience Shantae’s classic original adventure and stop the self-proclaimed Queen of the Seven Seas, Risky Boots, from finding four powerful elemental stones! Now with trophies for the first time!
Shantae: Risky’s Revenge – Director’s Cut — Risky Boots is back with another sinister scheme! Put an end to her plans by acquiring three Magic Seals from the devious Barons of Sequin Land.
Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse — Shantae sets sail for swashbuckling action as she gains new Pirate Gear abilities and teams up with her nemesis to face an even greater threat!
Shantae: Half-Genie Hero Ultimate Edition — In Shantae’s first full HD adventure, she must thwart a number of villainous plots perpetrated by her greatest foes! Several extra modes are included, offering new play mechanics and modified levels.
Shantae and the Seven Sirens — New Half-Genie friends, new transformations, and new enemies await as Shantae travels to tropical Paradise Island where a mysterious sunken city lies beneath the waves. Featuring a new collectible Monster Card system and an animated intro by Studio TRIGGER!