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Shantae: Half-Genie Hero – Ultimate Edition to include “Backer Exclusive” Kickstarter content

Posted on January 30, 2018 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Switch

Yesterday, WayForward posted a new update pertaining to Shantae: Half-Genie Hero on the game’s official Kickstarter page. The latest news primarily covers the upcoming Ultimate Edition.

WayForward first confirms that the Ultimate Edition will include the “Backer Exclusive” content from Kickstarter, including the Tinkerbat DLC. The company states:

During summer of 2017, we asked Backers to give your thoughts on whether to remove the exclusivity from certain DLC, or to keep it “backer-only”. The majority of Backers who responded via the KS forums and support emails were generally the same, asking us to keep it exclusive for a time, and then release it to the public so that anyone (including Backers who’d shifted consoles) could purchase it again.

In the spirit of that request, we’ve decided to include the “Backer Exclusive” content in Ultimate Edition. By the time Ultimate Edition launches, the Tinkerbat DLC will have been exclusive for nearly a year, and Color Swaps about half of that time. We hope this will make Backers happy, while observing a fair exclusivity period for those who backed at $55 and above. Best of all, now every Backer can enjoy these features!

WayForward also wrote the following regarding the status of the Costume Pack DLC:

We know what you’re thinking… if “Ultimate Edition” contains the Costume Pack DLC, then the costumes must be getting close, right? That’s correct! Development of Costume Pack is nearly complete, and soon you’ll be playing brand new modes as Ninja Shantae, Beach Shantae, and Officer Shantae!

We will be ready to submit this new DLC content to Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo, and Valve next month, which means you’ll be playing these modes sometime late winter/early spring! As always, this content will be free to Backers, and paid DLC for the general public. We’ll be taking a closer look at Costume Pack next update. See you then!


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