Shantae: Half-Genie Hero to get limited physical release on Nintendo Switch

Shantae: Half-Genie Hero shall be getting a physical release on Nintendo Switch for a limited amount of time. It is known as the "Ultimate Day One Edition," it is slated to be released in North America and Europe in Spring of 2018 at a $39.99 price point. It will include everything that was originally released in Shantae: Half-Genie Hero as well as the following:

  • ‘Risky Beats’ Soundtrack with 30-tracks
  • Art book
  • Pirate Queen’s Quest DLC, and Costume Mode and Friends To The End DLC all included on the cartridge.

New Half Genie Hero DLC - Shantae: Friends to the End due out Dec. 12th, 2017

Valencia, Calif. – 12/6/2017— WayForward is pleased to announce Shantae: Half-Genie Hero – Friends to the End!

Name: Shantae: Friends to the End
Publisher/Developer: WayForward, XSEED
Release Date: Available 12/12/2017 (EU Wii U version will arrive on the following week)
Platforms: Nintendo Switch*, Wii U, PS4, PSVita, Xbox One, and Steam.
Players: Single Player
Price: $7.99 USD

Experience the final piece of the Shantae: Half-Genie Hero storyline as Sky, Bolo, and Rottytops!


When Shantae falls prey to dark magic, it’s up to Shantae's BFFs Sky, Bolo, and Rottytops to save her from a Nightmare Realm of her own imagining! Conquer remixed locales (and new challenge levels) using Bolo’s grapple claw, Sky’s egg-toss, and Rottytops’ brain-munching to beat bad guys, solve all-new puzzles, and rescue the half-genie hero. It's all possible with the power of friendship!



Game Features:

Enter the Nightmare Realm and experience the final piece of the Shantae story!
Solve puzzles and battle enemies by swapping freely between Sky, Bolo, or Rottytops!
Glide, toss eggs, and hatch helpful bird buddies as Sky!
Grapple and swing through the air as Bolo!
Fling your head and eat brains to regenerate health as Rottytops!
Level up! Collect Gems to increase each heroes’ potential!
Unlock different endings by recovering lost Dream Squids
Enjoy fan-favorite musical selections from Shantae’s past, included with this mode!
Additional Notes:

Future DLC “Ninja, Beach and Officer will arrive in early 2018, and do not continue the current storyline

*Paid DLC content will be included in 2018’s Ultimate Edition

This product was crowd-funded by fans that generously backed multiple tiers of bonus content, including this expanded content! Thank you to all of our Backers!

Shantae: Half-Genie Hero Kickstarter update - Friends to the End expansion revealed

Howdy Backers! We’ve got some special news for you today – a first look at our next major Half-Genie Hero expansion, “Friends to the End”! Up until now, we’ve referred to this one as simply “friends mode”: the stretch goal that adds Sky, Bolo, and Rottytops as playable heroes. Today we’re ready to pull back the curtain and show off this awesome new addition!

The Missing Piece of the Story!

Friends to the End takes place chronologically in the middle of Shantae’s storyline. Unlike the (possibly embellished) tale of Pirate Queen’s Quest, this new mode would be considered “official cannon”, and fills in a part of the narrative that we, as the audience, were previously not witness to.

Check out the full update here (thanks Jon!)

Intergrow bringing Shantae: Half-Genie Hero Ultimate Edition to Japan, also share Farming Simulator release date

Intergrow had a couple of tidbits to share for Japanese Switch owners. First up, the company confirmed that they'll be bringing Shantae: Half-Genie Hero Ultimate Edition to the Switch in Japan. As of right now there's no release date. What there is a release date for is Farming Simulator: Switch Edition. Intergrow will be releasing that title in Japan on Dec. 14th, 2017.

Shantae: Half-Genie Hero Ultimate Edition is Heading to Europe

PQube (London, UK) April 21, 2017 – PQube is pleased to announce that we will be releasing the Ultimate Edition of WayForward's critically acclaimed action-platformer, Shantae: Half-Genie Hero, in Europe on PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch in 2018.

The Shantae: Half-Genie Hero Ultimate Edition include the original game along with The Pirate Queen's Quest, and the upcoming Friends Mode and Costumes Mode DLC. The Shantae: Half-Genie Hero Ultimate Edition is coming both physically and digitally to PS4 and Switch.

As the defender of Scuttle Town, Shantae has defeated steam-powered pirates, sinister undead and a military takeover in a bid to keep her home town safe, but now, the sassy half-genie must rise to the occasion once again as the Queen of the Seven Seas, Risky Boots, plots to steal a newly discovered limitless source of power.

Experience Shantae's return to consoles in Shantae: Half-Genie Hero Ultimate Edition, featuring full HD for the first time, with gorgeously animated hand drawn graphics that brings the magical world of Sequin Land to life in ways never seen before!

Shantae: Half-Genie Hero Ultimate Edition will dance its way on to PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch in 2018!

Shantae: Pirate Queen’s Quest out today

Publisher/Developer: WayForward, XSEED
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, Wii U, PS4, PSVita, Xbox One, and Steam
Players: Single Player
Price: $9.99 USD

Play the role of the bodacious buccaneer Risky Boots in Shantae: Pirate Queen’s Quest, the first major expansion to the critically acclaimed Shantae: Half-Genie Hero!