Shantae: Half-Genie Hero Gets Three More Playable Characters

By Ishaan . August 25, 2014 . 8:30am

Shantae: Half-Genie Hero has hit another of its extended stretch goals, and will now include three more playable characters—Rottytops, Bolo and Sky—each with their own story and abilities.


WayForward Technologies’ confirmed the news via Twitter this past weekend, and stated more news will be shared later today (Monday).

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  • Wayforward I kiss u

  • AuraGuyChris

    Very nice.

  • FitzpatrickPhillips

    Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeesssssssssssssssssssssssssssss! Sky!!!!

  • Stephen Mc Devitt

    How was this possible? Their Kickstarter campaign ended a year ago.

    • videoman190

      Yes but the Paypal and Backer kit is still ongoing!

      • Stephen Mc Devitt

        Hopefully further goals will be meet in the future.

    • Iirc, they’ve kept Paypal donations open for people that wanted to keep donating or to those that couldn’t donate during the Kickstarter.

  • Kaetsu

    Is this a Metroidvania or a regular platformer. I’ve never played a Shantae game.

    • AuraGuyChris


    • All the games are a Metroidvania.

  • Romored

    This game is going to be enormous! I’m glad I’ve backed their campaign, at the time!

  • Aristides

    Now they just need to hit the Animated Cutscenes stretch goal X3.

  • Brimfyre

    Yeah! Thanks for reporting this.

    I’ll buy Azure Striker Gunvolt now.

  • Anontastic

    Wait, someone explain this to me. I’m looking at the Kickstarter, and it says they raised $776,084, so are they just finding that they can do more than they thought with what they got? If so, that’s awesome~

    • FitzpatrickPhillips

      The paypal too.

      • Matty

        are they still accepting paypal funds?

        • FitzpatrickPhillips


    • BleuVII

      Generally, kickstarted projects will include pre-orders into their numbers so that a project can reach stretch goals even after the end of the campaign.

  • Man, I totally forgot I supported this game through the Kickstarter. It’s nice to see more playable characters to use in the main game.

    Def. going to get this game on the PC & VITA :)

  • Fen Y

    Meanwhile, the Shantae game to be done first is now over half a year delayed, and this kickstarter was a year ago. Let’s hope Half Genie Hero will get released within the next few years :/

    (I did back it, though I admit to have a few reservations now)

    • Souffrir

      It’ll (almost certainly) get done, Wayforward’s a solid company. I think they didn’t really realize just how much they were signing up for when they took this and Pirate’s Curse on at the same time while still developing other projects.

      • Fen Y

        Oh, I didn’t mean it will never get done.

        Just never this decade!

  • DeadLineDance

    Wait, why are Ike and Crystal Maiden in this game?

  • SupaPhly

    I still don’t like the 3d backgrounds, looked kinda lame in ducktales remastered

  • Rafael Budzinski

    …wow, a Fire Emblem crossover eh? Nice! 8D

    • Keiji Johnson

      Fire Emblem? Where’d you get that idea?

  • Prinny Dood

    Yeah yeah thats alll great. Now just give us the release date Dammit !! dood!><

  • Göran Isacson

    Well, more playable character is always neat. But as others here have said, I do wonder when we will actually get our hands on this new game considering they have another game in the pipeline that’s still not out, and one wonders if they’re even working on this one until that one’s done…

  • Super pumped about this. I’ve been following the game pretty extensively (since I backed it up) and I’ve been posting about it on my blog.

    Check it out at:

  • Kayriss Wins

    RottyTops as a playable character FINALLY

  • DudeJericho

    I’m glad I’m not the only one who thought Ike was being added to the game xD

    Can’t wait for this to come out!

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    Rottytops gottogo Fast

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