Shantae: Half-Genie Hero Ultimate Edition Announced for Physical Release

With the ongoing support of 2016’s Shantae: Half-Genie Hero from WayForward, the developer has confirmed an Ultimate Edition release — which bundles together all past and future DLC.

Based on the hashtags of the official WayForward tweet, it’s safe to assume that XSEED Games and PQube Games will be handling the publishing of the hit 2D platforming title in North America. In fact, XSEED previously worked on publishing the standard edition of the hit 2D platformer, and has already confirmed their involvement with the Ultimate Switch variation, giving fans of their Facebook page a preview into its contents:

Shantae fans, we have the news you’ve been waiting for! The lovely hair-whipping, belly dancing half-genie is coming to the Nintendo Switch™ in the physical Shantae: Half-Genie Hero Ultimate Edition! Get ready to feel the beat as you jump, fight, and transform through this exciting adventure!

And she won’t be alone!

The Shantae: Half-Genie Hero Ultimate Edition will include the Pirate Queen’s Quest! Slide into bodacious buccaneer Risky Boots’ stylish footwear as you traverse Sequin Land in a brand-new storyline as the Queen of the Seven Seas!

Not only that, the Ultimate Edition will come with “Friends Mode” and “Costume Mode”! In Friends Mode, Shantae’s pals Sky, Bolo, and Rottytops must survive Shantae’s Nightmare and save their friend from doom, while Costume Mode provides three new arcade-style adventures; Dash, slash, and teleport as Ninja Shantae, work on your tan as Beach Shantae, or alter the level around you ‘Mighty Switch Force’ style as Officer Shantae!

Stay tuned for more details, including the release date, or you can also follow WayForward on Twitter at @WayForward and like their Facebook page to get all the latest news!

No word on release dates or publishers for the PlayStation 4 or Xbox One versions have been made yet. Previously, we reported on the August 29 release of the Pirate Queen’s Quest DLC for Shantae: Half-Genie Hero, which was the first in a line of additional campaigns that are planned as DLC for the popular title. 

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