Risky Boots Playable In Shantae: Half-Genie Hero; Here’s Her Sprite

By Ishaan . September 15, 2013 . 9:29am

WayForward Technologies have shared a first look at the design of Risky Boots, who will be a playable character in Shantae: Half-Genie Hero. Take a look at her below:


Artist’s notes: this new HD Sprite retains the overall look of the original Game Boy Color and Nintendo DS pixel versions, while playing up the superiority Risky holds over Shantae. Older, stronger, smarter, and armed to the teeth, Risky Boots considers Shantae a temporary annoyance, like many that have come before.


Shantae: Half-Genie Hero is in development for PC, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita.

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  • Was Risky always that much taller than Shantae? o.O

    • Hyli

      Yeah, really! I never pictured Shantae to be quite THAT petite

      • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

        She isnt petite

    • JustThisOne

      Maybe her hat? :X

      • I’m going by the shoulders, not the top of the head.

    • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu


  • fearlubu

    I believe it should be noted that Risky Boots will be playable if the kickstarter reaches +500k. Its currently at 287,317 with 18 days to go.

  • Seraph

    I’m pretty sure the campaign where you play as Risky was a stretch goal.

    • Wayforward announced a bunch of things that are supposed to be stretch goal. All while the kickstarter hasn’t reached the pledge yet…

    • Altin

      Maybe they will include it nonetheless. I think Garriott did the same thing with Forsaken Virtues and one Stretch goal.

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    Shes not so risky when the boots are off (ಠ⌣ಠ)

  • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

    Seriously guys, you need to fix your tagging structure

    • Crevox

      Read more stories about PC & PlayStation 3 & PlayStation 4 & PlayStation Vita & Shantae: Half-Genie Hero & Wii U & Xbox 360 & Xbox One on Siliconera.


      • Uso Ewin

        Is it everything… OR IS IT NOTHING?!

  • CirnoLakes

    I’d just like to play as a female WayForward character someday that isn’t curvy.

    • ShawnOtakuSomething

      sigh…..you mean Loli

      • CirnoLakes

        I suppose that depends on your definition.

        • I guess the modern definition is a female character with a petite frame, and not necessarily younger than 17?

    • Göran Isacson

      Those words… is it possible to use them in a sentence together like that?

    • CirnoLakes

      The strikethrough couldn’t save me!

      • Haters gonna always hate. Don’t let downvotes get you down, too. They mean nothing in this site, just like upvotes. In fact, voting should be disabled. I mean, look at this post slowly competing with your number of downvotes!

        • CirnoLakes

          I’m just gonna upvote your post. For the irony.:3

    • XiaomuArisu

      Shantae isnt that curvy…Or do you want a flatchested chick?
      loli ftw!

  • LogicIncarnate

    Looking forward to downloading this game on Wii U.

  • Ben Sylvia

    Crap, this ends before I get extra money again.

    Hope it makes it!

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