Wayforward Technologies and XSeed have announced a surprise free update for Shantae: Half Genie Hero.
The free update includes “Jammies Mode”, and a new transformation inspired by Blaster Master Zero.
The update comes to all editions and versions of the game on July 31st. Though the announcement does emphasize that “not all digital stores launch at the exact same time, so it’s possible that your game system of choice might be launching a bit earlier or later than some others.”
A full rundown from the Kickstarter page can be found below:
At long last, our Kickstarter campaign for Shantae: Half-Genie Hero is coming to an end! But before we pack it all up and sail into the sunset, we’d like to present with one final surprise: JAMMIES MODE!
Jammies Mode is our way of saying THANK YOU to everyone who supported this campaign! We hope you’ll accept this gift, along with our warmest and most heartfelt appreciation for funding this project. We would never have made this game if it weren’t for you!
On behalf of our Backers, and with the cooperation of our partners at Xseed, Pqube, and Amuzio, we are launching this free content update today on all platforms, all versions, all over the world, to Backers and non-Backers. In this way we hope to spread your generosity to the next generation of Shantae fans!!
Enjoy your free gift, and please pass the goodwill to others!
Here’s a link to the Shantae Summer Surprise trailer: http://bit.ly/2LtxUOn
In this new storyline, Shantae wants to throw a big slumber party for everyone who’s helped her out on this recent adventure, and you’re invited!
Her mission: To traverse Sequin Land in naught but her jam jams, and hand out invitations to everyone she meets!
This time around, Shantae substitutes hair-whipping and dancing for pillow fighting, floating on a snoozy cloud, and deploying devastating sheep attacks! As with previous extra modes, Shantae can collect Gems to power up her abilities and lay waste to monsters! And there are bonus images for every win condition, so be sure to unlock them all!
Hand out those invites, Shantae! It’s time to celebrate!
Blaster Master Zero Transformation Dance!
But wait, there’s more! This free content update also includes another special bonus… the Blaster Master Zero Transformation Dance!
Remember when Shantae guest-starred in Blaster Master Zero? Well today the shoe’s on the other foot (err… tire’s on the other axle?). With this new update, Shantae can dance to transform into Sophia III from Blaster Master Zero!
How to get: Once you’ve acquired the Super Revive Dance from the Snake Lady salesman (in any of the main Shantae Modes), you can trade it back to her for the Sophia III Transformation Dance!
A very special thank you to Inticreates and Sunsoft for this adorable crossover!
Shantae: Half-Genie Hero is available for PC, PlayStation 4, Switch, PlayStation Vita, Wii U, and Xbox One.