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Shantae: Half-Genie Hero “Ultimate Day One Edition” on Switch Sells out in Record Time

The genie is out of the bottle! XSEED Games, the independent-minded publishing brand of Marvelous USA, Inc., is excited to share that the physical “Ultimate Day One Edition” launch edition of Shantae: Half-Genie Hero, created to celebrate the Nintendo Switch™ launch of WayForward’s hit crowdfunded action platformer complete with all DLC included, is shimmying off store shelves at a record rate. It has been one of the fastest-selling limited editions to date from the publisher, who pride themselves on creating high-quality, fan-centric physical game releases.

Sadly, the party can’t last forever, and supplies of the “Ultimate Day One Edition” have all been shipped to retailers, so once retailers sell through their current inventory, this edition will be gone forever. For Shantae fans who missed out but still want to secure a retail copy of the game, the “Ultimate Day One Edition” will be replaced in the coming weeks by a standalone Nintendo Switch release titled Shantae: Half-Genie Hero - Ultimate Edition. This edition still contains the base game and all DLC, but omits the bonus art book and soundtrack.

“We’re blown away at how eager XSEED, WayForward, and Shantae fans were to get their hands on this limited edition for the Switch,” said Ken Berry, Executive Vice President at XSEED Games. “WayForward have been great to partner with, and have produced a truly fantastic game! We’re all humbled and excited by the reception and sales for Shantae: Half-Genie Hero, and are working hard to make sure we meet fan demand so that Shantae enthusiasts can have a physical version of the game to display in their collection.”

“This has been a long, wild, exciting ride from launching the Kickstarter through to this latest release,” said Shantae Director at WayForward, Matt Bozon. “Our fans have been incredible throughout this experience, and we couldn’t be happier with how everything has turned out for Shantae and our partnership with XSEED Games on the North American retail release. They came up with an amazing limited edition that really does justice to all the hard work our team put into Shantae’s latest adventure, and it has clearly been popular with all of our dedicated fans!”

The standalone Shantae: Half-Genie Hero - Ultimate Edition will soon be available at select retailers throughout North America at an MSRP of $39.99. This Nintendo Switch-exclusive physical release includes the base game as well as the ‘Pirate Queen’s Quest’, ‘Costume Pack’, and ‘Friends to the End’ DLC, all on a single game card.

More information on Shantae: Half-Genie Hero can be found at www.shantaehgh.com . This title has been rated “T for Teen” by the ESRB with the descriptors of Cartoon Violence and Suggestive Themes.

Shantae: Half-Genie Hero Kickstarter update - Digital Art Book is Ret-2-Go

Hear ye, hear ye, all Backers at Tier $35 and above! Your Digital Art Book Reward is ready for download!

To claim it, log into your Backerkit account and click the art book download link! It's a big file, so please be patient while it downloads.

This version of the art book contains an additional 20 pages made especially for Backers (120 pages total)! The book was created with the help of Xseed, who did an incredible job of presenting our favorite parts of the game (as well as the campaign) in book form. We hope you’ll treasure the digital art book as much as we do!

Full update here

Shantae: Half Genie Hero Ultimate Edition - unboxing gallery

Nintendo Switch Shantae 1/2 Genie Hero Day One Edition

If you're a Shantae fan, it looks like the Shantae: Half Genie Hero Ultimate Edition is definitely worth it. Seeing these pics have definitely made me think that I need to add this to my collection!

Shantae: Half Genie Hero Ultimate Edition now available

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!

Rottytops CharaGumin garage kit figure officially announced

Looks like we'll be getting some official details on the Rottytops CharaGumin garage kit figure in the near future. Can't wait to find out when it'll launch. I'd love to have one of these!

Shantae: Half-Genie Hero Ultimate Edition - more footage

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!

Shantae: Half-Genie Hero – Ultimate Day One Edition - Full EU cover art


Definitely a nice looking package, with a great game tucked inside! How many of you plan to double-dip with Shantae: Half-Genie Hero? I have the digital version, but I think I need to go retail with this one as well!

Shantae: Half-Genie Hero Kickstarter update - Backer Rewards Extravaganza

Good day, Backers! Today we’re sending every Backer free Steam code for “Shantae: Half-Genie Hero - Ultimate Edition” for use on Windows PC. This is a no-strings-attached free gift to say THANK YOU for everyone who participated in this campaign!

This is a great way for everyone to get the content they might have missed out on before.

We’d love for you to spread the fun around internet land - stream, post, and share your Shantae experiences to help us promote this world-wide launch of this newest edition of the game!

Full update here