XSEED Games Announces ‘Shantae: Half-Genie Hero: Ultimate Day One Edition’ For Switch

Everyone’s favorite hair-whipping heroine gets physical on the Switch with Shantae: Half-Genie Hero “Ultimate Day One Edition, coming next spring to select retailers
Shantae Half-Genie Hero


Publisher XSEED Games today announced that WayForward’s belly-dancing heroine will be making her way to the Nintendo Switch with the Shantae: Half-Genie Hero “Ultimate Day One Edition. This limited release will launch next spring and will be available at select retailers in North America for $39.99.

The Switch exclusive “Ultimate Day One Edition” includes the Shantae: Half-Genie Hero’s 30-song ‘Risky Beats’ soundtrack on CD, an art book, and the game’s Pirate Queen’s Quest DLC, along with the ‘Costume Mode’ and the new ‘Friends Mode’ DLC, in which Shantae’s friends Sky, Bolo, and Rottytops venture into her nightmare where they must find and save her from certain doom.

Want to take a closer look at the Friends Mode DLC in action? Of course you do! Check out its launch trailer below:

So, will you be adding this burgeoning 2D package to your Switch library when it launches next Spring? As always, we love to hear what you think. Be sure to sound off in the comments mode and let us know.


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