Experience Shantae’s first HD adventure plus all the extras in one complete package on PS5

Half genie. Half human. All hero! We are pleased to announce that the digital version of Shantae: Half-Genie Hero Ultimate Edition is now available natively on PlayStation 5! The ultimate version of Shantae’s first HD adventure, this crowdfunded crowd-pleaser is bursting at the seams with modes, transformations, and silky-smooth platforming action. The game is available as a PS5 purchase for $29.99, or as a free upgrade for those who already own the game digitally on PlayStation 4, and is rated T by the ESRB. You can get the game here and check out a trailer here!

Initially brought to life through a successful Kickstarter campaign in 2013, then released on multiple platforms in 2016, Shantae: Half-Genie Hero is the fourth installment in the Shantae series. As Shantae, players utilize hair-whip attacks, a variety of spells, and dance-based animal forms to traverse various regions of Sequin Land and defend it against a rogue’s gallery of villains, including the explosive Ammo Baron, the terrifying Hypno Baron, and Shantae’s nemesis, the scourge of the Seven Seas, lady pirate Risky Boots!

Alongside the Main Game, Shantae: Half-Genie Hero Ultimate Edition also includes the following modes, offering captivating new play mechanics and gameplay features:

Hero Mode: Replay the adventure with the main transformations unlocked!
Hard Core Mode: A classic, tough-as-nails difficulty setting for those craving an “old-school” challenge.
Pirate Queen’s Quest: Play this alternate storyline as the nefarious Risky Boots!
Friends to the End: Play a new adventure as Shantae’s friends – Sky, Bolo, and Rottytops!
Ninja Mode: An arcade-style adventure! Dash and slash with ninja speed!
Beach Mode: An arcade-style adventure! Hit the beach and don’t get sunburned!
Officer Mode: An arcade-style adventure! Switch up your surroundings!
Jammies Mode: Prepare for the ultimate pillow fight!

As with previous releases of the Ultimate Edition, the game comes complete with an assortment of bonuses, including alternate outfit colors (Shantae’s blue costume, Risky’s black costume, and Shantae’s blue swimsuit) and Shantae’s Tinkerbat transformation. The PS5 version also adds system-specific features such as DualSense support and Activity functionality.

Hot on the heels of Shantae: Risky’s Revenge – Director’s Cut, Shantae: Half-Genie Hero Ultimate Edition is the second of several WayForward titles making the jump to PlayStation 5. Games scheduled to follow in the months ahead include the original Shantae, Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse, Shantae and the Seven Sirens, and River City Girls. For more information on Shantae: Half-Genie Hero Ultimate Edition or other WayForward releases, please visit the rest of wayforward.com, or follow @WayForward on Twitter or Facebook.

Key Features:
• Shantae’s trademark moves return! Dance to transform into all-new and classic creatures, or summon magical attacks! Over a dozen dances to discover in all!
• Relic system allows players to unlock new powers and customize moves for Shantae and her many forms!
• Conquer arcade-style action stages that unfold into a full world to explore. Fast action and quest-style exploration rolled into one!
• When Shantae’s story ends, you’re just getting started! Additional modes introduce new characters, levels, and enemies!
• Huge bosses, humorous dialogue, and the wonderfully weird Shantae cast return, now in fully animated HD!

Name: Shantae: Half-Genie Hero Ultimate Edition
Publisher/Developer: WayForward
Release Date: November 2, 2021
Platform: PlayStation 5
Players: 1
Price: $29.99