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WayForward is putting Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse on Switch in just a few days from now. Get a look at some footage below.

Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse previously appeared on 3DS and Wii U. Now WayForward is bringing the game to Switch as well, according to a listing on the Australian eShop.

Pre-orders are actually live as we speak. That option should be extended to other regions very soon.

Shantae Half-Genie Hero Ultimate Edition will soon be releasing physically on Switch. By buying the game around launch, you’ll receive the “Day One Limited Edition”. Amazon provides us a look at the full contents as shown in the image above.

A couple of extra goodies will be provided in the package. Along with the game, customers will receive an exclusive artbook and music soundtrack.

You can pre-order the Shantae: Half-Genie Hero Ultimate Edition Day One Limited Edition on Amazon or GameStop.

WayForward has detailed a significant new update for The Mummy Demastered. It includes technical improvements, new functionality, and gameplay changes.

Among what WayForward has highlighted, load times have been reduced and performance has increased (with a frame rate boost). HD Rumble support has also been added. Finally, changes have been implemented pertaining to the death mechanic and more.

WayForward sent out an announcement about Shantae: Half-Genie Hero – Ultimate Edition today. It recaps what we knew for the most part, but reveals one exclusive item in the package. Shantae: Half-Genie Hero – Ultimate Edition features an exclusive extra Beach Mode costume, Shantae’s signature Blue Bathing Suit.

Here’s a recap of everything else in the package:

In addition to the bevy of vivid, detailed high-definition graphics that made this newest entry in the Shantae series a fan-favorite, the Ultimate Edition includes even more modes, monsters, and platforming action! ‘Pirate Queen’s Quest’ allows players to take on the role of Shantae’s arch-nemesis, Risky Boots, in a whole new storyline! ‘Friends to the End’ features ethereal new levels and a special boss encounter as Shantae’s pals Sky, Bolo, and Rottytops enter her nightmare to try to save her from certain doom, while ‘Costume Pack’ provides three new arcade-style adventures – harness the power of the Ninja, Beach, and Officer costumes in these brand new side-stories!

Also included are previously unreleased bonuses – the Tinkerbat Transformation, Blue Shantae Costume, and Classic Risky Boots costume!

Shantae: Half-Genie Hero – Ultimate Edition will be out this spring.

Source: WayForward PR

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:

GameFly has posted the North American boxart for Shantae: Half-Genie Hero – Ultimate Edition. Get a look at the packaging image above.


The new Friends to the End expansion for Shantae: Half-Genie Hero was introduced yesterday. Have a look at some footage below.

You can pick up the new Friends to the End expansion for Shantae: Half-Genie Hero. Well, if you’re playing on Switch that is. The Wii U version seems to be experiencing a small delay.

WayForward says that Friends to the End for Wii U is now arriving on December 21 in North America. We’re unsure about Europe, but it’s possible that the DLC will still be launching today.

Thanks to HerosShade for the tip.


XSEED Games has provided new details about the physical version of Shantae: Half-Genie Hero for Switch. A limited “Ultimate Day One Edition” will be offered in Spring 2018. It’s planned for both North America and Europe at a $39.99 price point.

This edition includes a copy of the game, the 30-song ‘Risky Beats’ soundtrack on CD, and a new art book. The Pirate Queen’s Quest, new Costume Mode, and Friends Mode DLC will be included as well.

Source: XSEED / PQube PR

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