I really wasn't expecting a new Shantae game for a good while, so this is just sweet! 8D
It'll feel weird without her trademark bellydance transformations and spells (might even turn some people off), but hopefully the new elements will help. I'm hoping she regains the moves that make her, well...her, as the game progresses.
I do love that they're trying to make it more Metroid like, too. Since God damn there hasn't been a real Metroid game since 2004.
Lol, Ho ho, do you like Prime 2-Echoes or Zero Mission or both? You sound like you might be a purist, I like that. ZERO MISSION > fusion
Oh man this Shantae news caught me off-guard, I'll still waiting for Shantae 1 to come to eShop this year. Its gonna be the last week of December, I got a sinking feeling. Man oh man Shantae 3, I'm so glad the series made the cover (main image) of ANY magazine. So happy.
Confound these Metroidvanias they drive me to insomnia!