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Fan-made enemy in Shantae: Half-Genie Hero is inspired by Swapnote’s Nikki

Posted on November 3, 2015 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Wii U eShop

Swapnote’s Nikki lives! Well, sort of.

WayForward recently issued a new Shantae: Half-Genie Hero update to its Kickstarter backers, showing off the fan-made enemy called “Ikki”. The character, with its design and name, is a clear homage to the 3DS application’s guide.

Nintendo rolled out Swapnote in 2011 as a way for 3DS owners to message their friends. However, it was shut down about two years later. Nintendo said in its announcement that Swapnote had been used by some to “exchange offensive material,” and felt that ending the SpotPass feature would be the best way to remedy the situation.


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