WayForward Give Insight Into Shantae: Half-Genie Hero’s Level Design

By Ishaan . February 18, 2014 . 10:31am

WayForward have posted a brief update on Shantae: Half-Genie Hero, their upcoming Shantae game that they crowdfunded via Kickstarter. In an update late last week, WayForward revealed how the game will be broken up.


“We’re designing 2 intro segments (one for Shantae and one for Risky Boots), 5 main Chapters or “Worlds”, and an epic conclusion,” WayForward wrote on the game’s Kickstarter page.


“Some of these Worlds will be themed to the stretch goals you all made happen — racing on magic carpets in one case, tracking down the secret origins of Shantae’s new Guardian Genie Rival in the other. Each chapter will have its own enemies, music, effects, environments, and bosses which all get broken down into tasks, with time and money accounted for.”



Above is a look at brief concepts for the game’s worlds, documented in a sketchbook. And the image below is meant to illustrate the different kinds of environments being considered for Shantae: Half-Genie Hero.



You can find more development details in the update post. Shantae: Half-Genie Hero is in development for PC, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita.

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  • buddyluv324

    Sweet! I cant wait! I wonder if there’s gonna be cross-buy for the game on the ps3/ps4 and vita

  • Shippoyasha

    I wonder if they have enough funding from Paypal to get the voice acting and animated cutscenes.

    I’m still a bit miffed that Mighty No 9 had its kickstarter at the same time and there were many supporters who felt like they were stretched a bit thin between the two projects.

    • buddyluv324

      Yeah. That was a strange coincidence to a certain extent of one kickstarter cockblocking another for getting the funds these games needed. But even so we gamers do get to have two more great titles to look forward to soon. I’ll be buying both games myself when they’re released.

    • videoman190

      You can still donate to Wayforard at this site http://www.wayforward.com/shantae-half-genie-hero

  • Prinny Dood

    The vita version for me, can’t wait to see it on dat oled screen :-)

    • Altin

      Can’t wait to see her dauntay shauntay Dance Moves on dat nice screen too x3

  • Fantastic~. And it’s probably because they have such a long history of game development but it’s still incredibly refreshing to see someone that knows how to handle their time and especially their money.

    Also, I love everything Gigi does, and I really hope she gets to work on more games.

  • Stephen Mc Devitt

    Pretty stage art concept. I’m really digging what we’re gonna get, especially flying on carpets.

  • Michael Richardson

    Hopefully the game runs smoothly on PS Vita. I like my Shantae experiences to be portable.

  • D-Omen

    My eShop credit is waiting! (well, it’s waiting for Pirate’s Curse first)

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