XSEED Games and WayForward have announced that the first game stability update for Shantae: Half-Genie Hero will arrive on March 6, 2017. The free update 1.01 will include a new Hard Core Mode, bug fixes for all platforms, as well as PlayStation TV support for the PS Vita version.
Introducing Hard Core Mode:
Hard Core Mode is a new difficulty setting for the main “Shantae” mode in Shantae: Half-Genie Hero. This mode is designed to provide an old-school, tough-as-nails challenge to players willing to test their mettle. There is no mercy to be found here – it’s Hard Core!
What to expect in Shantae: Half-Genie Hero Hard Core Mode:
- Pain and suffering!
- Harder hitting enemies!
- Faster enemy patterns!
- Faster scroll speeds!
- Remixed enemy locations, and more of ‘em!
- New Boss patterns, attacks, and stats!
- Healing Items capped at six!
- Re-balanced magic items!
- Poor Shantae!