New Shantae: Half-Genie Hero DLC Announced

Risky Boots is out for revenge!

Shantae: Half-Genie Hero: Pirate Queen's Quest

Shantae: Half-Genie Hero: may have released last year, but upcoming DLC for the game will finally give players a chance to play through the other side of the story.

Titled “Pirate Queen’s Quest”, this upcoming Half-Genie Hero DLC will allow players to take control of none other than series antagonist Risky Boots. Players will be able to experience an all-new adventure, and make use of mechanics found within the previous game, Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse. For more information, check out the full list of game features below:

  • The fan-favorite control scheme from Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse returns, placing a plethora of pirate skills right at your fingertips!
  • Take on any world in any order!
  • Slice your foes to ribbons with Risky’s Scimitar, or blast away with her Pistol!
  • Collect and master Risky’s Pirate Gear! Bomb Shot, Grappling Hook, Hat Glide, Cannon Jump, and more!
  • Deploy your Tinkerbat crewmen to turn the tide of battle!
  • Collect Cursed Magic to customize Risky’s abilities any way you like!
  • Includes brand new monsters and classic foes, now in HD!
  • New puzzles, storylines, and game endings!


Shantae: Half-Genie Hero – Pirate Queen’s Quest will be available starting August 29, on Nintendo Switch, Wii U, PlayStation 4, Vita, Xbox One, and PC via Steam. Are you looking forward to turning the tables on Sequin Land? Let us know in the comments below! And for an even closer look at the game, feel free to check out our Wii U Shantae: Half-Genie Hero review.

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