Shantae and the Seven Sirens (formerly known as Shantae 5) is a multiplatform console game. The first part of the game was released for Apple Arcade on September 19, 2019. The full game will be released on several platforms in 2020.
Gameplay-wise, Shantae and the Seven Sirens (aka Shantae 5) seems to take elements of Metroidvania-style platforming similar to the first three Shantae games while still using the HD game models from Half-Genie Hero .
The game will also introduce a new feature that involves a collectable card system that grants players the freedom to augment Shantae’s powers to suit their own style of play.
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.