Here’s a little animation test I did for Shantae a year or so ago when I was at WayForward. We were coming up with a look for a high def gameplay Shantae sprite, adapted from her pixel sprite. Matt ultimately settled on a different design for the final look, but it’s fun to see some of the unused stuff from the archives. I’m fond of this bit of animation.
WayForward is currently running a kickstarter campaign for Shantae HD, by the way. It’s in its final week so go help out my dear old work buddies and help them reach their stretch goals! You KNOW you’d love to see more beautifully animated 2D cut scenes (see above gif) in modern games.
Tumblr is weird about gif length (even if it’s within the 1MB file size limit), so see the full loop here.