Shantae is a newcomer character that appears in Super Smash Bros. Crusade. Her inclusion can be attributed to strong suggestions from fans in both the Crusade community and fans of the official games. She first appears in 0.9.1.
- Shantae was a commonly requested character for Super Smash Bros. 4.
- On August 11 2017, a trailer of Shantae was uploaded to the game's YouTube channel. Her alternate, Nega Shantae, was also formerly introduced in this video.