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Shantae: Half-Genie Hero Gives Us A Closer Look At Its Switch Version For E3 2017


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In addition to the recently revealed E3 2017 trailer for Risky boots’ adventures in Shantae: Half-Genie Hero, Xseed Games has provided a closer look at the upcoming Switch version of the game.



Here’s a look at a new trailer for the platformer on Switch:

Shantae and her friends are coming to Nintendo Switch in full HD with tons of new content in the form of the Risky Boots DLC, Pirate Queen’s Quest. In addition to all the vivid, detailed high-definition graphics that made this newest entry in the Shantae series resemble a playable TV show as Shantae danced and transformed her way through 2.5D platforming action, a brand new storyline has been added where players now take on the role of Shantae’s arch nemesis, Risky Boots! Bringing back the “Pirate Gear” style of play from fan-favorite Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse, players will unlock new gear enabling Risky Boots to multi-jump, glide, and more as Risky Boots leaves the safety of her Captain’s Cabin while encountering all new monsters and puzzles.


Shantae: Half-Genie Hero’s Story

In the beautiful, magical world of Sequin Land lives a spirited young half-genie named Shantae. Gifted with a special ability to belly-dance and transform herself into various creature forms (not to mention the most powerful ponytail in the world!), Shantae has dedicated her life to defending Scuttle Town from evil in its many forms. So far she’s kept her home safe from steam-powered pirates, undead evildoers, and militaristic madmen, proving time and again that there’s nothing this genie-girl can’t handle.


However, as certain as the rising tides, Scuttle Town is about to fall victim to another nefarious scheme by the pirate captain and self-proclaimed Queen of the Seven Seas, Risky Boots! No citizen of Sequin land is safe!


Shantae’s invention-obsessed uncle has just discovered a new and limitless source of power by mixing magic with magnetism – a power that Risky Boots wants all for herself. And Just as Shantae’s uncle puts the finishing touches on the powerful new Dynamo, the bodacious buccaneer Risky Boots shows up to steal it!


Join Shantae as she adventures through steamy jungles, ancient ruins, counterfeit mermaid factories (what?), stormy deserts, ghoulish graveyards, and much, much more, all while struggling to unlock the long-lost secrets of her genie heritage. Or, on the flip side, join the Pirate Queen herself and find the five components needed to upgrade the Dynamo and bend Sequin Land to the will of Risky Boots! Pillage, loot, and plunder the way to the ultimate showdown against the Half-Genie runt and win the day for pirates everywhere!


Key Features

  • Shantae’s Trademark Belly Dance Moves Come to Switch with Added Content!
    After completing Shantae’s storyline while dancing to transform into new and fan-favorites creatures, play in a whole new storyline as Shantae’s arch nemesis, Risky Boots!


  • “Pirate Gear” Style of Play Returns
    The gear-based ability system from Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse returns to help Risky Boots multi-jump, glide, and more as she discovers new gear to access new areas, such as the Bomb Shot and Grappling Hook!


  • A Truly “Risky” New Adventure
    Bend Sequin Land to your will as the villainous Risky Boots, complete with her own arsenal of tricks! Slice foes to ribbons with Risky’s Scimitar, blast them away with her Pistol, and deploy Tinkerbat crewmen to turn the tide of battle!


  • Huge Bosses, Humorous Dialogue, and More
    Become reacquainted with the cast of Shantae in full HD, with exquisitely detailed screen-filling sprites, immersive 2.5D backdrops, wonderfully off-beat dialogue, and nonstop action!




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Shantae: Half-Genie Hero releases on Nintendo Switch in Summer 2017. The game is currently available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Xbox One, Wii U, and PC.