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Shantae: Half-Genie Hero

Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, WiiU
Genre: Platformer
Publisher: XSEED Games
Developer: WayForward
Release Date: May 8, 2018 (US), April 27, 2018 (EU)

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'Shantae: Half-Genie Hero' (ALL) Ultimate Edition Gets Euro Retail Date - Screens

by Rainier on March 26, 2018 @ 11:17 a.m. PDT

Vibrant, high-definition graphics bring new detail to the series’ charming hand-drawn sprites, which take center stage in this engaging 2.5D entry along with the franchise's signature action-packed platforming and heavy exploration elements.

Following three highly successful releases with Shantae, Shantae: Risky’s Revenge, and Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse, Shantae: Half-Genie Hero reacquaints players with the cast of Shantae in full HD.

In the beautiful, magical world of Sequin Land lives a spirited young half-genie named Shantae. Gifted with a special ability to belly-dance and transform herself into various creature forms (not to mention the most powerful ponytail in the world!), Shantae has dedicated her life to defending Scuttle Town from evil in its many forms! So far she’s kept her home safe from steam-powered pirates, undead evildoers, and militaristic madmen, proving time and again that there’s nothing this genie-girl can’t handle.

However, as certain as the rising tides, Scuttle Town is about to fall victim to another nefarious scheme by the pirate captain and self-proclaimed Queen of the Seven Seas, Risky Boots! No citizen of Sequin land is safe!

Shantae’s invention-obsessed uncle has just discovered a new and limitless source of power by mixing magic with magnetism – a power that Risky Boots wants all for herself! But that’s not all: villainy is on the rise all across Sequin Land, and our poor Shantae can’t be everywhere at once. Is she hero enough to topple this wave of criminal masterminds and still make time to foil Risky’s latest scheme?


Shantae: Half-Genie Hero's Ultimate Day One Edition will be in stores for Nintendo Switch (and for PS4 in Europe) on 27 April 2018, priced at $39.99.

Shantae: Half-Genie Hero – Ultimate Edition is the complete celebration of one of Shantae's best-loved adventures. Bursting with digital bonus content, the Ultimate Edition contains the game itself, plus all former DLC extras including the Pirate Queen's Quest story expansion, the Friends To The End story expansion, Hard Core Mode and the upcoming Costume Pack mode, which unleashes the Ninja Shantae, Beach Shantae and Officer Shantae challenge modes.

Additionally, Shantae: Half-Genie Hero – Ultimate Edition also contains all former “Backer-Exclusive” content from the hugely successful 2013 Kickstarter campaign, enabling everybody access to the Tinkerbat Transformation and colour swaps. And, as a final treat for fans, the Ultimate Edition contains an exclusive blue swimsuit costume not available in any other edition.

Furthermore, all pre-order and launch copies will be the Day One Edition, which comes bundled with the 30-song Risky Beats soundtrack CD, and a 100-page artbook filled with unseen sketches of Shantae and the gang.


Join Shantae as she adventures through steamy jungles, ancient ruins, counterfeit mermaid factories (what?), stormy deserts, ghoulish graveyards, and much, much more, all while struggling to unlock the long-lost secrets of her genie heritage. Can Shantae save Sequin Land once again? Or will Risky Boots finally succeed in ruling the world? All is not as it seems in this latest, greatest Shantae adventure!

The magical world of Sequin Land is more vibrant than ever with high-definition graphics that retain the charm of the original 2D hand-drawn sprites the series is known for. Shantae, the spirited young half-genie, must once again defend Scuttle Town as the pirate captain and self-proclaimed Queen of the Seven Seas, Risky Boots, plots to steal a newly discovered limitless source of power.

Non-stop action with immersive 2.5D environments and a new relic system give novice and expert players a uniquely tailored platforming experience. All of Sequin Land becomes a fully explorable world— after conquering massive bosses, the Arcade-style action stages can be revisited to discover new items and secrets based on experience gained.

Shantae: Half-Genie Hero is currently available for PS4, PS Vita, and Wii U.


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