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Shantae: Half-Genie Hero

As reported earlier today, Shantae: Half-Genie Hero has received a new free update. It includes an entirely new Jammies Mode as well as a Blaster Master Zero Transformation Dance. We now have some footage of the new content below.

As thanks to their fans and supporters, WayForward is releasing a “Summer Surprise” update to all owners of Half-Genie Hero today, July 31. It includes an entirely new Jammies Mode as well as a Blaster Master Zero Transformation Dance

Here’s an official description of the update:

XSEED has announced that the physical “Ultimate Day One Edition” launch edition of Shantae: Half-Genie Hero from WayForward is selling at a record rate. It is now one of the company’s fastest-selling limited editions.

Supplies of the “Ultimate Day One Edition”. When retailers sell through their current inventory, this edition will be gone forever. It will be replaced in the coming weeks by a standalone Switch release titled Shantae: Half-Genie Hero – Ultimate Edition. While it still contains the base game and all DLC, it omits the bonus art book and soundtrack.

With Shantae: Half-Genie Hero – Ultimate Edition releasing today, we have a new launch trailer from XSEED. Get a look at the video below.

During a live stream on Facebook, WayForward showed off the Shantae: Half-Genie Hero – Ultimate Day One Edition with an official unboxing. View it below for a closer look at the full contents.


Shantae: Half-Genie Hero is out now in Europe, with the North American version to follow in May. We have the official launch trailer below.

On Friday, XSEED held a lengthy live stream for Shantae: Half-Genie Hero – Ultimate Edition as well as the brand new Costume Pack. You can watch the full recording below.

WayForward is gearing up for the Costume Pack in Shantae: Half-Genie Hero. The DLC will be available on April 10, the studio announced today.

Here’s a trailer:

And an overview of the DLC:

These fabulous outfits aren’t just for show – they also provide Shantae with three brand new arcade-style play modes! Bounce off walls, throw stars, and teleport with the Ninja Costume; beat the life-draining heat by collecting sunscreen in the Beach Costume; and lay down the law with your pellet blaster and block- shifting ability using the Mighty Switch Force-inspired Officer Costume. Indulge your passion for fashion while testing your mettle with this chic and challenging DLC!

Shantae: Half-Genie Hero – Ultimate Edition is coming to North America on May 8, XSEED announced today. Pricing is set at $39.99.

In Europe, Shantae: Half-Genie Hero – Ultimate Edition was given an April 27 release date last week.

WayForward published an update today on their Kickstarter page for Shantae: Half-Genie Hero, detailing the final stretch goal: the Costume Pack DLC. The content boasts three new adventures, featuring Ninja Shantae, Beach Shantae, and Officer Shantae. The developer notes the upcoming DLC will be launching in a few weeks.

See below for the full details: