As previously detailed, Inti Creates, the developer behind Mega Man 9 and Mega Man 10, are working on Mighty No. 9, Keiji Inafune’s spiritual successor to the Mega Man franchise. However, that isn’t the only 2D platformer they’re involved with.
This afternoon, WayForward Technologies announced that Inti Creates are also working on Shantae: Half-Genie Hero, the upcoming HD Shantae game for PC and consoles. In fact, they’re also working on Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse for 3DS. Here’s how it happened:
In September of 2011, mysterious Shantae fan art appeared in the gallery of Inti Creates employee Makoto Yabe (aka KOU). At KOU’s suggestion, [Shantae creator] Matt Bozon reached out to Inti Creates President and CEO Takuya Aizu to see if his studio would like to collaborate on Shantae. By the end of the year, Inti Creates was hired-on for Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse, and has since continued on with Shantae: Half-Genie Hero.
WayForward say that Inti Creates has developed “key artwork, concepts, and character illustrations for the Shantae series”. Shantae: Half-Genie Hero is in development for PC, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4.