Shantae: Half-Genie Hero seeks crowdfunding

Indie studio WayForward has announced plans for an HD sequel to the Shantae series. Shantae: Half-Genie Hero is coming to PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and Wii U. The developer is asking for $400,000 in funding, but the project already seems to be going pretty smoothly.

In fact, the video on the Kickstarter page seems to have a prototype up and running, even if it only features Shantae, well, running. This will be the character's first time on consoles, but the core Metroid and Zelda inspired mechanics are said to remain intact. Stretch goals include the ability to play as Shantae's nemesis Risky Boots, along with new transformations and moves.

As of the time of writing, Half-Genie Hero is up to approximately $125,000 of its goal, with 26 days remaining.

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