Earlier today, Wayforward held an AMA for Shantae, where Shantae co-creator Matt Bozon answered various questions from fans about the series.
The questions asked covered a wide variety of topics, including the upcoming Shantae ports for Switch as well as the future of the series in general.
You can find the full thread on r/gaming here, or read some of the highlights below:
Q: What made you decide to make Seven Sirens and Half Genie Hero targeted towards new players of the series? Will we ever see another Shantae game that dives deeper into the lore like Risky knowing Shantae’s mom, and harder gameplay?
Bozon: I’d love to get back into that, and have been exploring those story lines recently. I tried to keep Sirens a little on the light side difficulty wise, since we are dealing with a wider audience than usual, and throwing a lot of new ideas at them. But, I also miss the “classic” difficulty.
Bozon: Sure, we’ve talked about doing that a lot since the N64 days. There’s nothing stopping this from happening (well, other than lots of time and money). So it’s a possibility.
Bozon: There is a front-end, it doesn’t just boot directly into the game. You’ll be able to pick whether or not you want to play with the GBA enhancements, and we’re working on getting some bonus stuff in there too.
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