The Kickstarter campaign for Shantae: Half-Genie Hero has reached its goal, ensuring the game will come to the Wii U eShop. The Shantae franchise has received widespread critical acclaim, and this will be the first HD entry in the series. The estimated release date is October 2014.
Developer WayForward Technologies are well known for their 2D side-scrollers, including Contra 4, Mighty Switch Force, and DuckTales Remastered, so there are plenty of gamers who are looking forward to the latest Shantae title. Here are a few excerpts from the official Kickstarter page:
Who is Shantae? Why, she's the star of our game! She’s a human/genie hybrid (a Half-Genie) who hair-whips monsters with her ponytail, and belly dances to transform into magical creatures. She explores Sequin Land, solves labyrinths, trashes epic bosses, and foils the busty buccaneer Risky Boots, always managing to save the day! She's been featured in three daring adventures, all designed exclusively for Nintendo handhelds. Now Shantae's headed for the living room, but her core gameplay elements will remain intact:
Shantae: Half-Genie Hero continues the tradition of action/adventure in the spirit of Metroid, Castlevania, and the Legend of Zelda. Our goal is to introduce Shantae to a whole new audience with a fresh art style and a brand spanking new storyline. As always, we're putting pitch perfect controls in the front seat.
You can find out more by visiting the official Kickstarter via the source link below. Video after the break.