Shantae Is Going To Be Released On PS4 And PS5

Since you are here in this article, I am sure that you have already heard about the game “Shantae”. For those who are new to this game, Shantae is a series of platform games that have been developed by WayForward.  

It is a game that has been derived from a series, A Half-Genie, which was created by Erin Bonzon. The characters in the game have been created by her husband, Matt Bonzon.

History of Shantae: All the Version 

This game was first released in 2002 with its first part – Shantae. Later on, there were many more parts that were added to it – Shantae’s Risky Revenge (2010), Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse (2014), Shantae: The Half-Genie Hero (2016), and Shantae and the Seven Sirens (2019). Shantae is full of action and adventure.

Words From the Developers Of Shantae

Almost all the Shantae Games we’re available on the Playstation except on – the original one and that was the only part that was missing.

But there is good news for all the Shantae fans. Excited?

The original part will be released on both PS4 and PS5 later this year. Yes, you have heard it right. The legendary 8-bit game developed by WayForward is making its way to the PlayStation consoles.

This news has been revealed by the director of Shantae Games, Matt Bonzon himself on the Playstation Blogs where he shared a trip down the memory lane of the series.

This release commemorates the 20th anniversary of this game. Although there is no solid news about the accurate release date of the game, the pre-orders for this game will be available on 26th August 2022.

Matt Bonzon also stated that the idea of Shantae was first delivered by his wife Erin. She had wanted to bring in more girls and women to the video game.

He also said that Erin had started to design a new game that starred a proper female lead as she hoped that it would attract more female gamers. She also kept in mind that she was creating a fantasy game that would be loved by everyone.

The Reaction Of The Fan

Upon hearing this news, all the fans have been overjoyed. Many have wished that the developers would have re-mastered the original version.

Some are also happy with the version that is being released. The fans say that they enjoyed playing Shantae a lot when it was released only for the PC.

And now, with this being released on the console, it will be giving a sensational experience for those who are waiting for its release.


We have already spent 20 years since Shantae Game was released. Over the past 20 years, it has done a fabulous job. Then just imagine what can it do in the next 20 years.

We all hope that WayForward is going to give us a wonderful experience of the game and bring happiness to all its fans with more releases and a few more platforms to play on.

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