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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...


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...


Review: The Mummy Demastered

I haven't seen this year's reboot of The Mummy and barring a long international flight or a drunken impulse rental on Amazon, I never will. The original Brendan Fraser-led Mummy movies? Sure! You know I'm down. But I'm not at all invested i...


WayForward's Mummy game is two weeks away

I'm still upbeat about WayForward's The Mummy Demastered, a game that looks far better than you'd ever expect from an official adaptation of 2017's lackluster The Mummy. It's a metroidvania that seems to lean much more on the back half of t...


Review: Mystik Belle

Life can be pretty tough to a young, upcoming witch. Just ask Belle MacFae, currently under threat of expulsion from the Hagmore School of Magic. Her crime? She ruined the Walpurgisnacht Brew, which had been painstakingly prepared for a mys...


WayForward's The Mummy Demastered looks fantastic

Truth be told, I forgot WayForward was adapting The Mummy (2017) into a delightful-looking metroidvania. I never saw the movie and possibly never will. But this game? This game looks rad. Demastered is a licensed title that's unafraid to b...


WayForward publishing Mystik Belle for consoles

WayForward, publishers of the Shantae series, have picked up 2015's Steam release Mystik Belle for release on PS4 and Xbox One in October.The game, which combines action-platforming with point-and-click style inventory elements, was develop...


Stranger Things season one retold through pixel art

Stranger Things is one of those rare instances where the hype was fully justified. It successfully milked my ’80s nostalgia by invoking the spirit of films like The Goonies and E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial without ever feeling downright...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


The Mummy Demastered is a WayForward jam

The Mummy Demastered isn't something I'd be remotely interested in -- unless we were talking Brendan Fraser's Mummy, or a cool developer was on-board. One of these things is true. Shantae studio WayForward is developing the game for Nintend...


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...


Shantae: Half-Genie Hero is getting a 'Hard Core Mode' soon

With the latest update for Shantae: Half-Genie Hero due out on March 6, WayForward is tidying up some bugs, adding PlayStation TV support, and introducing a free new "tough-as-nails" Hard Core Mode. The mode isn't solely about making enemy ...


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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