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WayForward Launches Kickstarter For Shantae: Half-Genie Hero

Jason Clement

In what is a first for the company, WayForward (of DuckTales Remastered and Mighty Switch Force fame) have turned to Kickstarter to help fund a brand new entry in the Shantae series called Shantae: Half-Genie Hero.


WayForward has announced that Shantae will retain all aspects from previous games, such as hair whipping, belly dancing, platforming, exploring, storytelling and more. Essentially, everything that made the game into a cult Metroidvania game will be there and more.


The story sees Shantae discovering the fabled Genie realm after being roused awake one night and wandering into the forest, only to discover that a powerful evil is about to break free from its seal.


So far, WayForward has introduced some interesting stretch goals, with 500k marking the production of Risky mode, in which you'll be able to play as the villainous Risky Boots in her own campaign. 600k will guarantee the inclusion of a bonus chapter, where Shantae will compete in a Magic Carpet Race; a new transformation is also included in this stretch goal as well.


As for what platforms it'll be released on, WayForward has stated that the game is already confirmed for Wii U, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and Steam. Shantae Half-Genie Hero will be funded if it reaches its $400,000 goal, so be sure to check out the Kickstarter if you're interested.


Are you excited for Shantae: Half-Genie Hero?

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