Skullgirls Lead Animator Working On Shantae: Half-Genie Hero

By Ishaan . September 11, 2013 . 9:00am

Mariel Cartwright, the lead animator behind Skullgirls, is involved with Shantae Half-Genie Hero, WayForward Technologies have announced.

Cartwright, during her time off from Skullgirls, created all of the “rough animation” for Shantae’s new HD animation, including ready stances, hair-whips, running, jumping, ducking, crawling and more.


Shantae: Half-Genie Hero is in development for PC, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita.

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  • I’m sad this isn’t fully funded so far. People really gotta get on that!

    • Oni123

      still 23 days to go ^^ there’s still hope

    • malek86

      At the current rate, it should make it without much trouble. That said, I was hoping for an even faster rate, because I don’t think it will hit many stretch goals like this.

      • Brimfyre

        Well they said they will set up a Paypal thing after it gets funded so people can donate and hopefully reach the other stretch goals as they begin development.

    • greg_67

      I still believe the timing was too close to Might No.9. I hope it reaches its 700,000 stretch goal at least and at least show some interest for portable ports for 3DS and Vita.

      • Sadly, they probably couldn’t have known that Mighty No. 9 was gonna be starting their own kickstarter. I think this stuff tends to be planned out weeks to even months ahead of time.

        Also it’s getting a Vita (and Vita TV) version from the $400k goal. They announced that a couple days ago! They’re holding off on 3DS though mainly because of another Shantae game coming out on that around the same period.


  • komiko12

    Did I just saw a GIF? Lols

  • Korius

    …I’m sorry, my heart just skipped a beat from how adorable that gif is

    • ShawnOtakuSomething

      your profile pic made mine skip

    • XypherCode

      I actually kept staring at it for minutes xD

  • Yan Zhao

    I knew the art looked familiar! Shantae’s sprite here looks really adorable, I like it. My 2nd Kickstarter pledge since Mighty No 9 :D

  • CirnoLakes

    This is some full circle type of thing.

    Seems fitting, since both folks clearly like drawing large breasted female characters.

    • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

      Yeah they character designers love to project themselves into their designs

    • SirTapTap

      Even more fitting since they’re both indie games with high quality, high res 2D art and strong, prominent female characters

  • ShawnOtakuSomething


    Not allowed,

    *sorry had to* XD

    • Arcana Wiz



    • Haven’t you heard? Site staff has a license to GIF.

  • Shady Shariest

    Wellp… Ad down below saying that the original GBC game is being sold at 189.90$ dorrars…

  • leingod

    That animation looks gorgeous. Backed this up the instant they announced a Vita version :D

  • Well that explains the jiggle physics.

  • Very interested in this. That GIF is awesome lol

  • 에밀리 :3

    Saved the gif. Too cute.

  • Alex

    If I had the money to give…

  • 하세요

    This should be nice. Despite what people may think of Skullgirls, the art style and animations were very lovely.

    • ShadowDivz


  • Ok so if I have money, I’m probably throwing it at this game instead of Mighty No. 9 maybe.

  • Omikuji

    Ohhh -that’s- why she’s moving way too much.

    That makes more sense. Good luck to them, they’re really in a rough spot with other kickstarters floating about. (I have only kickstarted 2 games ever, and I have yet to see anything out of them so now I’m hesitant towards kickstarting. I’ll save my coin until I see the finished product and can actually play any of it)

    • I wish you were around for the Cryamore kickstarter and then the one Shovel Knight, I’ve seen so much content for both of those I’m excited to see them come to fruition :). As far as the Wastelands kickstarter I heard about last year I have yet to see anything in regard of that, so yeh it is a pretty big gamble. Funding stuff on Indiegogo is cool too, that’s the last major one I helped out with while the Campaign was still going.

      • Trepie

        I’ve been a little picky so far and I’m glad I backed Shovel Knight! They seemed to still have a positive relationship with WayForward so I have no doubt that Half-Genie Hero will end up great. Well, that and I’ve liked the other Shantae games so far.

  • PoweredByHentai

    For the love of all that is cute, this game needs to be funded!

  • Freakmasta

    Is she gonna be the next Skullgirls DLC?

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