Shantae Half-Genie Hero Is Getting An Ultimate Edition

Posted by Evolve on Mar 28, 2018 | In: General News

Shantae Half-Genie Hero Is Getting An Ultimate Edition

The story of Shantae is one that proves that a good following is able to carry you through any storm. Created by Wayforward, the Shantae series began on the Game Boy Advance and was considered one of the best games made for the portable platform. The series then went eight years without a game until Risky's Revenge came out in 2010. Then came Shantae and the Pirate's Curse, and finally, the most recent game, Shantae: Half-Genie Hero. The game was funded on Kickstarter and was quite successful because of it, and now, the game is about to get even bigger, because Shantae: Half-Genie Hero Ultimate Edition is coming.

What does Shantae: Half-Genie Hero Ultimate Edition contain? Well, quite a lot actually. Aside from the base game, the Ultimate Edition will contain the "Pirate Queen's Quest", where you'll take control of Risky Boots, Shantae's rival, the "Friends To The End" story, where you play as Sky, Bolo, and Rotty Tops, a costume pack mode that'll have you dress Shantae up in outfits that'll give her new powers, and a new bathing suit outfit for Shantae. But wait, there's even more!

Exclusive to this Ultimate Edition is a 100-page artbook for the game. You'll get to see some of the designs of the characters from concept to full realization, as well as some art of the world and whatever else the team at Wayforward want to throw in for fun! As if that's not enough, you'll get a CD with the soundtrack to the Risky Boots storyline! The CD has 30 songs, and for those who know the Shantae series well, you know that the soundtrack is one of the best things about the series.

The Ultimate Edition is available for pre-order right now for its release this April, so if you want the true ultimate experience, you'll definitely want to get this.

What's that? You've never played a Shantae game before? Well, let's give you the crash course! This beloved platformer series is set in Sequin Land, and you play as Shantae, a half-genie half-human character that uses belly dancing to invoke magical powers. She can transform, use magical items, and a lot more. Plus, she uses her hair as a weapon to attack enemies!

Shantae: Half-Genie Hero was the latest game and it is by far the crispest looking and best sounding game in the franchise, which is no small feat considering what the original games did on the platforms they were on. The game even featured a unique track created via the Kickstarter called "Dance Through The Danger", which is perfect for Shantae. The game has gorgeous HD visuals, a story that is both compelling and hilarious and is filled with characters you'll want to talk with as much as you can.

As you can see the game has a lot to offer and you are encouraged to give it a chance and check it out for yourself. You can get your physical copy on the Nintendo Switch or the PS4 on April 24, 2018, in the US and April 27, 2018, in Europe.