XSEED Games today announced that it will be publishing physical editions of WayForward Technologies’ crowdfunded Shantae: Half-Genie Hero for the PS Vita and PS4 in North America in fall 2016. The game will be available as a special “Risky Beats” retail release packaged with a musical selections CD containing over 20 songs from the game’s soundtrack, and each offered at a suggested retail price of $29.99.
In the magical world of Sequin Land lives Shantae, a spirited young half-genie. She has dedicated her life to defending her home of Scuttle Town from evil in all forms, and has been called upon again as pirates attack! Using her trademark Hair-Whip Attack and special ability to transform herself into various kinds of creatures by way of magical belly-dancing, she must fight her way through steamy jungles, ancient ruins, and stormy deserts to topple the villainous Barons behind each criminal caper, preparing for the ultimate showdown against her arch-nemesis: the bodacious buccaneer Risky Boots!
After three successful outings, Shantae is ready to embark on her first full HD adventure in Shantae: Half-Genie Hero. Vibrant, high-definition sprites complement the excellent action-packed exploration and platforming the series is known for. As Shantae masters her transformative powers, old stages can be explored again to unearth new items and secrets, ensuring there’s plenty of content for casual players and platforming gurus alike!
XSEED Games will have Shantae: Half-Genie Hero playable at this year’s E3 (West Hall, Booth #5000), taking place in the LA Convention Center from June 14 – June 16.