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Review: Shantae: Half-Genie Hero - Friends to the End

It's no small secret that I'm in love with the Shantae series. I was immediately taken in by the magnetic characters, brilliant music and retro adventure action. The WayForward developed franchise marries the gameplay of classic platformers...

 
 
 
 
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Shantae's Friends to the End DLC looks like a blast

Sky, Bolo, and everyone's favorite Rottytops are stepping up for Friends to the End, the "final piece" of the Shantae: Half-Genie Hero storyline. On-the-fly character switching for the trio sounded fun when details for this DLC first came t...

 
 
 
 
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Review: Shantae: Half-Genie Hero - Pirate Queen's Quest

Very few games make me smile while playing. I always find gaming pretty intense, even when having fun. But boy, do I grin like a dang fool when playing the Shantae series. I love the colours, the characters, the world, the adventures and th...

 
 
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Risky Boots ready for action as Shantae DLC gets dated

As tweeted by both WayForward Games and Shantae co-creator Matt Bozon, the campaign DLC for 2016's Shantae: Half-Genie Hero, will be setting sail in just 10 days, August 29 to be specific.The new DLC will see players take control of Shantae...

 
 
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Adorable Shantae figure now available for pre-order

Charagumin's Shantae figurine, that was previously available as an Anime Expo exclusive, is now, unsurprisingly, available for pre-order. The colour-resin figure, which you click together before giving pride of place on your shelf, can be r...

 
 
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Wish granted: Shantae getting her very own art book

The vibrant and colourful world of Shantae, her friends, enemies and frenemies, is to be immortalised in an art book, announced on twitter by game creator Matt Bozon.Little is known about the upcoming release, other than it will feature art...

 
 
 
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Shantae: Half-Genie Hero's DLC gets a little Risky

Amidst the chaos of Sony's E3 conference, Wayforward let loose the reveal trailer for the upcoming DLC expansion to Shantae: Half-Genie Hero called Pirate Queen's Quest. It looks like the story will run parallel to the events of the main ga...

 
 
 
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Shantae: Half-Genie Hero is headed to Nintendo Switch

WayForward isn't done with Shantae: Half-Genie Hero, and that's fine by me. The latest development? A Nintendo Switch version! It's in the works for a summer release, with "full details coming soon." Love that color palette. Unlike so many...

 
 
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Review: Shantae: 1/2 Genie Hero

WayForward may be one of the most underrated developers in the games industry. The studio mostly does contract work, frequently laboring on licensed projects like Adventure Time, though it's also worked on sequels and remakes like Contra 4,...

 
 
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XSEED's retail edition of Shantae: Half-Genie Hero looks nice

Following up on that digital release date news for Shantae: Half-Genie Hero, publisher XSEED has finalized the game's physical launch on PlayStation 4, PS Vita, and Wii U in North America. The Kickstarted platformer will cost $30 at retail ...

 
 
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Cap off the year with Shantae: Half-Genie Hero on Dec. 20

And with that, the wait is almost over. After recently giving the heads up that Shantae: Half-Genie Hero was finished and awaiting certification from platform holders, WayForward has settled on a December 20, 2016 digital release for its Ki...

 
 
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Shantae: Half-Genie Hero is 'done' and nearing release

WayForward is nearing the end of its "very long development cycle" for Shantae: Half-Genie Hero, a game that first graced Kickstarter in September 2013, and I think some celebratory hair whips are in order. Shantae is "done" as of this week...

 
 
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Shantae: Half-Genie Hero pulls a Final Fantasy XV

September has lost another one. In an update posted today on the Shantae: Half-Genie Hero Kickstarter page, developer Wayforward announced the gorgeous looking game has been pushed back by about six weeks. A new release date isn't expe...

 
 
 
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Shantae: Half-Genie Hero is unbelievably gorgeous

As an intermittently-invested Shantae fan, jumping in and out of the series once every couple of years, Shantae: Half-Genie Hero is undeniably the most beautiful entry in the series. From gorgeously fluid animations to the crisp clean artwo...

 
 
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Shantae: Half-Genie Hero keeps looking better and better

WayForward doesn't really have anything to reveal at E3, but they're still hard at work on Shantae: Half-Genie Hero, and have shared the latest trailer by way of their official YouTube channel. Here we get a look at the wide variety of tran...

 
 
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XSEED publishing new Shantae, Touhou

XSEED Games just announced plans to publish a trio of indie games (Touhou: Scarlet Curiosity, physical editions of Shantae: Half-Genie Hero on select platforms, and Exile's End).  Touhou: Scarlet Curiosity is a fan-made action role-pla...

 
 
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Rival Genie design chosen for Shantae: Half-Genie Hero

Recently, developer WayForward held a small community poll for the rival design in Shantae: Half-Genie Hero. They settled in on three finalists, and as of last night, the final one was chosen, which you can view in the gallery below. I had ...

 
 




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