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Pirate Queen’s Quest, premium DLC for Shantae: Half-Genie Hero, is arriving this summer. It’ll be available on both Switch and Wii U upon release.

We’ve attached a trailer and details for Pirate Queen’s Quest below.

Just as Shantae and her inventor Uncle put the finishing touches on the powerful new Dynamo, the bodacious buccaneer Risky Boots shows up to steal it!

Playing the role of the evil pirate, it’s your job to find the FIVE COMPONENTS you’ll need to upgrade the Dynamo and bend Sequin Land to your will! Pillage, loot, and plunder your way to the ultimate showdown against the Half-Genie runt and win the day for pirates everywhere!

• Take on any world in any order!
• Slice your foes to ribbons with Risky’s Scimitar, or blast away with her Pistol!
• Master Pirate Gear like the Bomb Shot, Grappling Hook, Hat Glide, Cannon Jump, and more!
• Deploy Tinkerbat crewmen to turn the tide of battle!
• Collect Cursed Magic to customize Risky’s abilities any way you like!
• Brand new enemies, puzzles, and storyline!

WayForward recently unveiled the very first figure featuring Shantae. Unfortunately, its availability could possibly be limited.

WayForward’s Matt Bozon put out a message yesterday confirming that the figure will be sold at Anime Expo 2017. Quantities are also expected to be limited.

Now… what if you’re not attending Anime Expo? Bozon says it’ll be up to distributor Volks to sell it online through its store. If the Shantae figure sells well at Anime Expo, more units could potentially be produced.

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Universal Brand Development and WayForward revealed The Mummy Demastered yesterday. Oddly, even though Switch was the only announced Nintendo platform, it appears to be slated for Wii U as well.

WayForward told one fan on Twitter that The Mummy Demastered will be distributed as a retail release on Wii U. Switch could also get a physical version, but that’s yet to be confirmed. WayForward will share more news in the future.


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Shantae developer WayForward is working on a new game based on The Mummy for Switch. The Mummy Demastered will launch on the console and other platforms in August, publisher Universal Brand Development announced today.

Here’s an overview:

“The Mummy Demastered from WayForward, known for pixel games that bring the look and fun of classic arcades to modern consoles, is a platforming adventure game based on The Mummy. Launching in late August 2017 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and Steam, players will enter a world of evil as an elite Prodigium agent who is tasked to take down Princess Ahmanet’s army of the undead and save the world at any cost. Players will explore dark forests, maze-like military compounds and the sandstorm-filled streets of London in this retro-inspired adventure.”

WayForward shared a single screenshot from The Mummy Demastered on Twitter, posted above.

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Shantae: Half-Genie Hero arrives on Switch on Thursday. Catch an extensive look at the new version below with 35 minutes of footage.

GoNintendo has just put up a video of a first look at Shantae: Half-Genie Hero on Switch. You can check out the gameplay video below. Shantae: Half-Genie Hero comes out June 8th.



We found out earlier this week that Shantae: Half-Genie Hero is coming to Switch in Europe on June 8. Thankfully, North America will be getting it on the same day.

WayForward just put out a tweet confirming the official release date. The message is as follows:


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Shantae: Half-Genie Hero is coming to the European Switch eShop next week. In order to download the game, 1.6GB of free space will be required.

North America should be getting Shantae: Half-Genie Hero soon as well. Also, XSEED will be publishing a physical version at some point.

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WayForward recently announced that Shantae: Half-Genie Hero is coming to Switch this summer. Even though the news was only just shared a few weeks ago, it looks like we won’t be waiting much longer for the release.

According to a listing on the eShop, Shantae: Half-Genie Hero is heading to Switch in Europe next week – June 8. It will cost £15.99. We’d also not be surprised to see North America getting the game on the same day.

Below are some screenshots from the eShop listing (presumably from the Switch version):

And an overview:

Shantae embarks on her first full HD adventure! When a mysterious crime wave sweeps Seguin Land, it’s up to Half-Genie Hero Shantae to save the day! Use Shantae’s devastating Hair-Whip Attack to send monsters flying, or Belly Dance to transform into a more powerful creature form! Topple the masterminds behind each criminal caper and prepare for the ultimate showdown against Shantae’s arch nemesis – the bodacious buccaneer Risky Boots!

Key features:

– Feel the beat with over 150 different HD Rumble events!
– Shantae’s trademark moves return! Dance or transform into all-new and classic creatures, or summon magical attacks! Over a dozen dances to discover in all!
– New Relic System allows players to unlock new powers and customize moves for Shantae in her many forms!
– Conquer arcade-style action stages that unfold into a full world to explore. Fast action and quest-style exploration rolled into one!
– When Shantae’s story ends, you’re just getting started! DLC Modes introduce new characters, levels, and bosses!
– Huge Bosses, humerous dialogue, and the wonderfully weird Shantae cast returns, now in fully animated HD!

Update 2: More on HD Rumble implementation:



Update: And just like that, a retail version is confirmed:



Original: After originally launching on Wii U, Shantae: Half-Genie Hero is now coming to Switch. WayForward announced the news today and stated that this new version is slated for the summer. HD Rumble will be supported.

WayForward tweeted:


It’s not yet known if Shantae: Half-Genie Hero will be receiving a physical release. The news comes directly from WayForward rather than XSEED though, so it could be digital-only.

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