Shantae: Half-Genie Hero Physical Edition Releasing December 20

by Bryan Clutter
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Today, XSEED has announced plans to publish a physical edition of Shantae: Half-Genie Hero, developed by WayForward, for PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, and Wii U. To celebrate the popular indie series’ first full HD release, a limited “Risky Beats” edition will be packaged for the three platforms and include a CD with 30 songs from the soundtrack to the game. This edition will be available for purchase for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita on December 20 for $29.99, and on Wii U on December 27 for the same price.

Following three highly successful releases with Shantae, Shantae: Risky’s Revenge, and Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse, Shantae: Half-Genie Hero reacquaints players with the cast of Shantae in full HD. The magical world of Sequin Land is more vibrant than ever with high-definition graphics that retain the charm of the original 2D hand-drawn sprites the series is known for. Shantae, the spirited young half-genie, must once again defend Scuttle Town as the pirate captain and self-proclaimed Queen of the Seven Seas, Risky Boots, plots to steal a newly discovered limitless source of power.

Shantae has previously protected her hometown from all forms of evil including steam-powered pirates, undead evildoers, and militaristic madmen, and is ready to take on Risky Boots with her trademark Hair Whip attack and Belly Dance moves which give her the power to transform into eight different creatures. Non-stop action with immersive 2.5D environments and a new relic system give novice and expert players a uniquely tailored platforming experience. All of Sequin Land becomes a fully explorable world— after conquering massive bosses, the Arcade-style action stages can be revisited to discover new items and secrets based on experience gained.

Shantae Half-Genie Hero will also be available digitally across all platforms (including Xbox One and PC) on December 20 for $19.99.

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