Shantae: Half-Genie Hero – Pirate Queen’s Quest complete, WayForward working on Friends Mode DLC, more
WayForward posted a big update about Shantae: Half-Genie Hero on Kickstarter yesterday. The studio offered some news about the game’s upcoming DLC.
First, Pirate Queen’s Quest is finished. The Risky Boots DLC has been submitted to Nintendo, so the release date shouldn’t be far away. The DLC is free for backers, and WayForward wants those who supported the project to be in a position to play Pirate Queen’s Quest early.
WayForward is also distributing Tinkerbat Dance codes to those who supported Shantae: Half-Genie Hero on Kickstarter at the appropriate level. With it, “Shantae to transform into a Tinkerbat to slice foes, and double-jump using the Tinker-Copter”. Although the Tinkerbat Dance was originally intended for certain backers only, WayForward may offer it to all players after a lengthy exclusivity period.
In other news, the “Blue Shantae” and “Classic Risky” color swaps, along with the “Drifter Blade” DLC are all wrapped up. WayForward is now turning its attention to the Friends Mode DLC featuring a “new storyline, new levels, and a special boss encounter.” Work is about halfway done currently.
Here’s the full update from WayForward:
Pirate Queen’s Quest!
The Risky Boots DLC, “Pirate Queen’s Quest” is now complete, and has been submitted to Steam, Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo! Yay! Some of you may have noticed that the game has already received an update over the past few days. That’s because we’ve added new achievements and trophies, as well as other game code to support the inbound DLC!
The game will be available publicly as premium DLC, but will be free to Backers. We’re working hard to ensure that Backers can play this content early, before it’s released to the general public. We’ll update you once we’ve passed submission and have codes in hand! Please remember that each platform handles codes differently, so we’ll do the best we can to get them out on or around the same time. We hope you’ll look forward to this HUGE ADDITION to the game!
As a reminder, you will receive the DLC code that matches the platform (or platforms) you already selected for the main game. We can’t mix or match the DLC, since we have to buy these download codes in advance, so thank you for your understanding.
Tinkerbat Dance DLC is here!
We’re happy to report that we now have Tinkerbat Dance Download Codes for every platform. Without further ado, we’ll start distributing those to qualifying Backers this week! This DLC will allow Shantae to transform into a Tinkerbat to slice foes, and double-jump using the Tinker-Copter!
Keep your eyes on that inbox!
NOTE: We’d like to remind everyone that DLC was created exclusively for Backers at the “$55 and above” Tier. Since then, a lot of you have requested that this be released publicly for those who missed it. At this time, our desire is to keep this content exclusive to those who backed it. However, we’re considering releasing it at some later date, after a lengthy exclusivity period.
We’d really like to hear what you, our Backers, think about this. Please share your opinions in the comments section of our Kickstarter Page.
Color Swaps + Drifter Blade DLC Update!
Some more good news: The “Blue Shantae” and “Classic Risky” color swaps, as well as the “Drifter Blade” are complete! We’ll have more info on that next time. We’ve got a lot of content for you, coming in HOT!
Friends Mode DLC Update!
With Pirate Queen’s Quest behind us, we’re hard at work on the Friends Mode DLC. We’re making excellent progress on this new mode, which (like Pirate Queen’s Quest) adds an all new storyline, new levels, and a special boss encounter. At present, we’re about halfway done with this mode. Sky, Bolo, and Rottytops are all playable and lookin’ good! We’ll do a full update on this exciting new content soon!
See you then!