Shantae: Half-Genie Hero

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(Last Updated 7/12/16)

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I still back Shantae: Half-Genie Hero?

Unfortunately, no.  PayPal has closed, and we are not taking donations any longer.  Funding and scope of the game has been finalized! Thank you again to all of our backers who made this possible.  For those who didn’t get the chance to back the project you’re welcome to stay up on the latest news via the Kickstarter update page, or our Twitter or Facebook!

Do PayPal backers get the backer exclusives?

Absolutely! Backer exclusive items are available to fans who backed us via PayPal.

However PayPal has closed as a way to pledge at this time, and we are not taking donations any longer. Please visit the game page here if you’re interested in purchasing Shantae: Half-Genie Hero – Ultimate Edition.

What are the PC specs for Shantae Half Genie Hero?


    • OS: Windows 7 Service Pack 1
    • Processor: 2.2 GHz Dual-Core CPU with Hyper Threading
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 310 or equivalent (it must be able to manage Pixel Shader 3.0) with at least 1GB of display memory
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 2 GB available space


    • OS: Windows®8 or Windows®10
    • Processor: AMD Phenom(TM) II X6 1035T Processor @ 2.6GHz / Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.4GHz or higher
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 7800 Series / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 or higher
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 3 GB available space

(Updated 11/22/16) Subject to Change

Can I change my platform preference to a physical copy?

We can’t offer that option, because WayForward will not have the ability to distribute physical copies.

Will the Physical Game's Soundtrack be the same as the soundtrack backers will be receiving?

No. Although many of the songs will be the same, the Backer CD includes backer-exclusive bonus music. Both discs are expected to look somewhat different as well.

Will there be a separate music CD you can purchase for SHGH?

Presently there are no plans for a separate music CD.

Will there be physical EU copies? Is it only in the US? Does this effect the EU release date for digital copies?

PQube is our wonderful EU publisher. They have provided a physical copy of Shantae: Half-Genie Hero on Switch and PS4. More information here.

Will there be an Xbox One physical release?

Currently we do not have any announcements regarding Xbox One retail.