Kill la Kill's Studio Trigger is Making the Opening Animation for Shantae 5

Shantae 5 for PC, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and Apple Arcade will have an opening animation created by Kill la Kill's Studio Trigger.

By Tomas Franzese

July 2, 2019

Earlier this year, Wayforward Technologies announced Shantae 5 for PC, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and Apple Arcade. Not much about the project has been discussed since then, even on the series’ anniversary. While we still have not seen gameplay, Wayforward did confirm on Twitter that Shantae 5 will have an animated intro created by Studio Trigger. You can check out the tweet below, which shows work in progress production artwork for Shantae and Risky Boots.

If you watch anime, you probably know Studio Trigger for their work on series like Little Witch Academia and Kill la Kill. Both of those series are attached to games, though Wayforward isn’t involved with either of those projects. This is not Studio Trigger’s first rodeo with creating an opening animation for a video game either. They created the intros for 2012’s Project X Zone, and this year alone they also have their hands in the aforementioned Kill la Kill – IF and Indivisible. 

Whenever Wayforward decides to talk about Shantae 5 again, DualShockers will let you know. For now, we just know that it will arrive later this year with a (probably gorgeous) opening animation by Studio Trigger.

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Tomas Franzese

Tomas Franzese is a News Editor at DualShockers, writing a variety of reviews and shedding light on upcoming games for both PC and consoles. While he has been a gamer most of his life, he began writing for DualShockers in 2016 and has almost never put his computer or a controller down since.

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