Shantae: Half-Genie Hero Gets Bonus Chapter, New Exclusive Costumes

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013

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Shantae: Half-Genie Hero I Cover Art

With less than 48 hours left to donate over at Kickstarter, WayForward has announced the stretch goal for “Sequins of Unfortunate Events,” a bonus chapter for Shantae: Half-Genie Hero, has finally been funded. The game has collected $587,900 (USD) as of now through Kickstarter and $20,000 through PayPal. It will undoubtedly accumulate more money ceaselessly through backing from both payment options.

“Sequins of Unfortunate Events” is a new plotline added to the main story mode where Shantae investigates a strange phenomenon of carpets going missing during the annual Magic Carpet Races at Cape Crustacean. This mode is playable in both the main game and in Risky Mode and also includes a new transformation.

Prior to this update, WayForward announced several free updates for those who already backed the game with a minimum donation of $12 and above:

Shantae: Half-Genie Hero | Blue Outfit

The first backer-exclusive update is an alternate blue color for Shantae’s outfit. When Shantae was originally pitched for the SNES and the PC, Shantae wore a red outfit that would have been upgraded to blue later on in the game. While it may look like a simple palette swap on the surface, it has some historical significance regarding Shantae‘s beginnings, which the creators are celebrating with this new reward.

Shantae: Half-Genie Hero | Hyper Light Drive DLC Shantae: Half-Genie Hero | Hyper Light Drive DLC

The next update is the Hyper Light Drifter DLC, a celebration of WayForward’s collaboration with Heart Machine, the developers of Hyper Light Drifter, another game being backed on Kickstarter. In this mode, Risky Boots encounters the Drifter and receives new duds and weapons upon fulfilling the “Drifter’s Quest.” As shown in the images above, Risky will acquire the Hyper Light Drifter-themed costume and the Drifter Blade, which were both designed by the game’s creator, Alexander Preston.

There are fewer than two days left to fund Shantae: Half-Genie Hero, which will be available on the Wii U, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and Windows (via Steam). For those who continue to donate, the game may reach its next stretch goal, which includes multiple costumes, including the Patricia Wagon costume from Mighty Switch Force!.

If you are interested in supporting Shantae: Half-Genie Hero, you can donate via Kickstarter or PayPal and help see this game grow.

UPDATE: A new backer-exclusive costume has been added in the past couple of hours that will see an additional costume in the game. The classic Risky Boots outfit will be given to backers who make donations of $12 or higher. This will join Shantae’s blue costume and the Hyper Light Drifter sword as exclusive content for backers.

Shantae: Half- Genie Hero | Risky Boots Outfit

Special thanks to reader Pedro Rosas for the tip.

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About Andy Na

Andy was a member at Operation Rainfall since the beginning of its campaigning days. Though something of a troublemaker at the time, he now contributes to Operation Rainfall and shares his love for all things gaming and the visual arts. His favorite games include Xenoblade Chronicles, Kid Icarus Uprising, and No More Heroes. Andy currently holds a Bachelors degree in Cinema, which he uses to pursue filmmaking.




  • Pedro Rosas

    they added the Risky’s original color pallet costume also

  • Johnson Cameron

    It is closing in on 700k for costume pack. it could happen as it is nearing 630k there is only 26 hours left.