I couldn't find a thread on this and only saw one post talking about it in a Vita thread and wanted to give this a little bit more visibility here since I know this type of game is right up a lot of people on this forums alley.
Way forward is doing is a Kickstarter for game in the Shantae series, and it looks kind of awesome. This is actually the first Kickstarter I've seen that has gotten me to make an account to put money towards something.
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/123 ... genie-hero
Here is the page for the Kickstarter.
Here is one of their inserts, showing Shantae in adorable, adorable nighties.
Shantae: Half-Genie Hero continues the tradition of action/adventure in the spirit of Metroid, Castlevania, and the Legend of Zelda. Our goal is to introduce Shantae to a whole new audience with a fresh art style and a brand spanking new storyline. As always, we're putting pitch perfect controls in the front seat.
And here is a blurb that I think sort of encapsulates the project.