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Final “Summer Surprise” Update Now Available for Shantae: Half-Genie Hero

As a final send-off and thank you to all fans involved with Shantae: Half-Genie Hero, developer Wayforward has released a new update for the platformer that adds a brand-new mode and transformation for free.

The “summer surprise” as Wayforward is calling it was suddenly announced earlier today, coinciding with a stealth release of the latest update. This update is available on all platforms and versions of the game, for backers and even those who simply purchased the game. As a gift and “thank you” to fans, a new “Jammies Mode” campaign has been added to Shantae: Half-Genie Hero, as well as a new transformation based on the Shantae crossover appearance in fellow indie title Blaster Master Zero.

Descriptions for both new additions can be seen below, straight from the official Kickstarter update:

Slumber Party!

In this new storyline, Shantae wants to throw a big slumber party for everyone who’s helped her out on this recent adventure, and you’re invited!

Her mission: To traverse Sequin Land in naught but her jam jams, and hand out invitations to everyone she meets!

This time around, Shantae substitutes hair-whipping and dancing for pillow fighting, floating on a snoozy cloud, and deploying devastating sheep attacks! As with previous extra modes, Shantae can collect Gems to power up her abilities and lay waste to monsters! And there are bonus images for every win condition, so be sure to unlock them all!

Hand out those invites, Shantae! It’s time to celebrate!

Blaster Master Zero Transformation Dance!

But wait, there’s more! This free content update also includes another special bonus… the Blaster Master Zero Transformation Dance!

Remember when Shantae guest-starred in Blaster Master Zero? Well today the shoe’s on the other foot (err… tire’s on the other axle?). With this new update, Shantae can dance to transform into Sophia III from Blaster Master Zero!

How to get: Once you’ve acquired the Super Revive Dance from the Snake Lady salesman (in any of the main Shantae Modes), you can trade it back to her for the Sophia III Transformation Dance!

A very special thank you to Inticreates and Sunsoft for this adorable crossover!

A trainer featuring all of the added contents was also posted to the official Wayforward YouTube channel.

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