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Shantae: Half-Genie Hero Risky Boots DLC Arrives August 29

Avast, after months of development, Pirate Queen’s Quest — the first campaign DLC for Shantae: Half-Genie Hero focusing on the villain Risky Boots — will finally set sail this upcoming Tuesday.

According to developer Wayforward, although download codes have already begun disbursement to kickstarter backers, the highly anticipated secondary campaign will be available to the public for purchase next week on all available platforms. As seen in the trailer, this DLC will bring back fan favorite control and gameplay options from Shantae and The Pirate’s Curse, giving access to Risky’s entire arsenal of items including her pistol, boots, scimitar, and hat.

As stated, Pirate Queen’s Quest is the first campaign DLC to hit the latest Shantae platformer for consoles, but it is not the last. As part of a recent Kickstarter update, Wayforward updated fans on the next Friends Mode DLC, which will allow users to play as popular Shantae tag-alongs Bolo, Sky, and Rotty Tops. The mode is reportedly halfway through development and like Pirate Queen’s Quest, will feature a new story, levels, and bosses. 


Shantae: Half-Genie Hero – Pirate Queen’s Quest will be available for download on August 29 for Steam, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and Wii U. Those interested in keeping up to date with updates directly from Wayforward can check out the official Kickstarter page for more information. 

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