Shantae: Half-Genie Hero is a platform video game by WayForward Technologies, Marvelous USA (XSEED), Oizumi Amuzio Inc., Xseed Games and Pqube Games, developed by WayForward Technologies.
Nintendo on Tuesday, December 20, 2016 released the trailer:
Shantae: Half-Genie Hero Launch Trailer.
Like the previous installments of the series, the player takes control of Shantae, a half-genie who can use her hair as a whip to attack enemies. Throughout the game, Shantae can obtain dances that allow her to transform into various forms, each with their own abilities that can access otherwise inaccessible areas. Along with returning transformations, such as the monkey and elephant, new forms include a bat that can cross long gaps, a crab that can maneuver underwater, and a mouse that can crawl into small mazes. These transformations can be further upgraded with new abilities.
Unlike past Shantae titles, which featured connected world maps that could be freely explored, Half-Genie Hero is divided up into several action stages, which can be replayed to obtain new items that become accessible with the use of certain powers, some of which are required to progress through the story. The magic meter system from Risky's Revenge returns, which allows Shantae to use unlocked spells at will instead of purchasing them individually.
Completing the game unlocks "Hero Mode", which gives Shantae access to several of her transformations from the beginning of the game in order to facilitate speedruns. An additional "Hard Core Mode", featuring more difficult enemies, was later added via a free update. Upon finishing any of the game's campaigns, the player is rewarded with bonus artwork based on their final time and completion percentage. This artwork can be viewed via an in-game gallery, which also features several pieces of fan art by higher-tier Kickstarter backers. The game is presented in high definition, with 2D vector character sprites on 3D environments, unlike previous entries' dedicated pixel art aesthetic.
Shantae: Half-Genie Hero was scheduled to be released on December 20, 2016 and on June 8, 2017 by WayForward Technologies, Xseed Games, Pqube Games, Oizumi Amuzio Inc. and Marvelous USA (XSEED).
It is a single-player video game.
This video game is available for the following platforms: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Wii U, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.
The game Shantae: Half-Genie Hero is rated with T rating.
More information about Shantae: Half-Genie Hero you can get at:
Official website: wayforward.com/shantae-half-genie-hero
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