Official PR - Shantae: Half Genie Hero Ultimate Edition! - Goes Digital

Name: Shantae: Half-Genie Hero - Ultimate Edition
Publisher/Developer: WayForward
Release Date: Available Spring - alongside retail versions
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One, Steam for Windows PC.
Players: Single Player
Price: $29.99 USD

Shantae: Half-Genie Hero – Ultimate Edition includes all of the previously released DLC (all heroes, modes, and costumes) in one incredible package! Also includes a new exclusive Blue Bathing Suit costume, for use in Beach Mode!


A massive collection that’s packed to the gills! Shantae Fans and newcomers alike will treasure this all-inclusive “Ultimate Edition” of Shantae: Half-Genie Hero!

In addition to the bevy of vivid, detailed high-definition graphics that made this newest entry in the Shantae series a fan-favorite, the Ultimate Edition includes even more modes, monsters, and platforming action! ‘Pirate Queen’s Quest’ allows players to take on the role of Shantae’s arch-nemesis, Risky Boots, in a whole new storyline! ‘Friends to the End’ features ethereal new levels and a special boss encounter as Shantae’s pals Sky, Bolo, and Rottytops enter her nightmare to try to save her from certain doom, while ‘Costume Pack’ provides three new arcade-style adventures – harness the power of the Ninja, Beach, and Officer costumes in these brand new side-stories!

Also included are previously unreleased bonuses - the Tinkerbat Transformation, Blue Shantae Costume, and Classic Risky Boots costume!

EXCLUSIVE BONUS COSTUME: Digital and retail copies of Ultimate Edition come with an exclusive extra Beach Mode costume you won’t find anywhere else - Shantae’s signature Blue Bathing Suit!



Game Features:

Shantae Mode – enjoy the main Shantae storyline, “Half-Genie Hero”
Hero Mode – get a head start with Shantae’s animal transformations already unlocked
Hard Core Mode – the tough-as-nails follow up to Shantae Mode for those craving a stiff challenge
Pirate Queen’s Quest – conquer Sequin Land as the nefarious pirate Risky Boots in an exciting new story!
Friends to the End – Swap between friends Sky, Bolo, and Rottytops to save Shantae from the Nightmare Realm!
Costume Pack – Side story modes with brand new gameplay: Wall jump in Ninja Mode, repel sunburn in Beach Mode, and take down Space Hooligans in Officer Mode!
Extras Gallery – Meet various conditions to unlock artwork in each game mode!
Hall of Fame – View artwork created by the most die-hard Shantae fans!
Tinkerbat Dance – Transform into a pirate and slash through foes!
Includes Blue Shantae Costume and Classic Risky Costume colors
Exclusive Bonus Costume – Blue Bathing Suit - for use in Beach Mode!
Additional Notes:

“Day One Edition” bonus items (music CD and Art Book) are available in physical versions only.

Shantae: Half-Genie Hero Kickstarter update - Ultimate Reward

Ultimate Edition: What’s included?

For those who are hearing about the Ultimate Edition for the first time, let us explain! It is an “all-inclusive” version of Shantae: Half-Genie Hero. It includes the main game, and every additional mode such as Pirate Queen’s Quest, Friends to the End, Hard Core Mode, and Costume Pack all accessible from a slick new central menu.

But wait... there’s more!

During summer of 2017, we asked Backers to give your thoughts on whether to remove the exclusivity from certain DLC, or to keep it “backer-only”. The majority of Backers who responded via the KS forums and support emails were generally the same, asking us to keep it exclusive for a time, and then release it to the public so that anyone (including Backers who’d shifted consoles) could purchase it again.

In the spirit of that request, we’ve decided to include the “Backer Exclusive” content in Ultimate Edition. By the time Ultimate Edition launches, the Tinkerbat DLC will have been exclusive for nearly a year, and Color Swaps about half of that time. We hope this will make Backers happy, while observing a fair exclusivity period for those who backed at $55 and above. Best of all, now every Backer can enjoy these features!

Costume Pack Status!

We know what you’re thinking… if “Ultimate Edition” contains the Costume Pack DLC, then the costumes must be getting close, right? That’s correct! Development of Costume Pack is nearly complete, and soon you’ll be playing brand new modes as Ninja Shantae, Beach Shantae, and Officer Shantae!

We will be ready to submit this new DLC content to Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo, and Valve next month, which means you’ll be playing these modes sometime late winter/early spring! As always, this content will be free to Backers, and paid DLC for the general public. We’ll be taking a closer look at Costume Pack next update. See you then!

Full update here

Shantae: Half-Genie Hero "Ultimate Day One Edition" - cover art

Shantae' s trademark belly dance moves come to Switch with tons of added content - after completing Shantae' s storyline, challenge a whole new storyline playing as One of so many other characters

Pirate Gear Style of Play Returns - Gear-based ability system from Shantae and the Pirate's Curse returns to help Risky Boots discover new gear to access areas in Pirate Queen's Quest DLC expansion

All-New Gameplay as Shantae' s Friends Get Into Her Head - Literally! Glide through the air as Sky, or toss your own head across the level as Rottytops in the Friends to the End DLC expansion

Dress For Success to Challenge New Stages - Stick to the shadows as Ninja Shantae, soak in the sun as Beach Shantae, or lay down the law as Officer Shantae in the Costume Mode DLC expansion

Grab yours here (thanks Timulion!)

Shantae: Half-Genie Hero seeing release on Switch in Japan

You can't keep a good genie down, even when she's only half of her former self! Shantae: Half-Genie Hero has been confirmed for release on Switch in Japan, and the title is due out sometime in May 2018. Oizumi Amuzio will be handling the publishing duties.

Shantae: Half-Genie Hero "Day One Edition" - preorders open

I don't care how many times I own this game digitally. I have to have at least one physical copy, and you can bet I'm going with the day one edition on Switch. How many others are double, if not triple-dipping on this one?!

Shantae's Rottytops wins poll, will get a CharaGumin figurine

Wow, I actually predicted a winner correctly! It was a hell of a close fight, but Rottytops won out, meaning she'll be turned into the next CharaGumin figurine.

Vote on the next Shantae character to get the CharaGumin figurine treatment

I mean, we're all in agreement here, right? It has to be Rottytops. The other characters are great, but you can't beat Rottytops!

Shantae: Half-Genie Hero Kickstarter - "Friends to the End" Wii U EU/AUS codes are here

Good news for Backers in Europe and Australia: Our Wii U Backer Codes for “Friends to the End” have arrived, and we’re distributing them right now!

Watch your inboxes (and spam filters) for your download code! As always, you can refer to Kickstarter Update #94 for a quick reminder on how to claim rewards. Your codes will arrive within the hour.

We’ll post again when Nintendo (North America) and/or Sony (North America) codes arrive!