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:
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.
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!.
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.
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