Fans are going nuts over a recent video that could be a sign that Shantae from “Shantae Half-Genie Hero” might be joining “Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.”

Previous reports indicated that game company Nintendo has been earning a lot from the Nintendo Switch gaming system and its titles, particularly “Pokémon Let’s Go, Pikachu” and “Pokémon Let’s Go, Eevee.”

One certain title that has surpassed the sales numbers of the two aforementioned titles and continues to gain widespread attention among players today is “Super Smash Bros. Ultimate,” which has reportedly sold over 13.8 million units worldwide.

Players have seen a lot of characters join “Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.” Some of these characters came from other titles, like Joker from “Persona 5.” Now, if a report is to be believed, it seems that a certain half-genie will make her way into the Nintendo brawler soon.

Wait, what?

“Shantae: Half-Genie Hero” developer WayForward recently released the opening animation of “Shantae 5” at the recent Anime Expo 2019. The video, produced by Studio Trigger, showed the game’s heroine as she woke up and peered out her window to see a lot of characters -- friends and foes like villainess Risky Boots included -- before making her way down to join them.

A certain Twitter user spotted a detail in the video that he claimed might be a sign that the heroine might be coming to the Nintendo brawler. In a tweet, he posted a screenshot of Shantae as she was looking through her window. The Twitter user highlighted the window, which appeared to look somewhat similar to the logo “Super Smash Bros. Ultimate” uses.


Fans of both “Shantae: Half-Genie Hero” and “Super Smash Bros. Ultimate” went crazy after the video was released. Many Twitter users expressed their excitement at the possibility that the hair-swinging form-changing heroine would join the likes of Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, Bowser and the gang as they fight against each other for supremacy and a lot of fun.

Some fans, on the other hand, said they don’t want to believe the “leak” and wouldn’t want to put their hopes up just in case the “leak” is wrong. Nintendo hasn’t said anything about it yet, so it’s best to take the news with a dash of salt.