Shantae: Half-Genie Hero “Ultimate Day One Edition” Sells Out Shortly After Launch

Shantae: Half-Genie Hero "Ultimate Day One Edition" for Nintendo Switch from XSEED Games hit store shelves last week, and has quickly sold out.

on May 18, 2018 2:20 PM

Back on May 8, XSEED Games released Shantae: Half-Genie Hero “Ultimate Day One Edition” physically on Nintendo Switch, which included things like an art book and the game’s soundtrack in addition to the base game and its DLC. Now, less than two weeks after its launch, the Ultimate Day One Edition of Shantae: Half-Genie Hero has sold out.

According to XSEED, Shantae: Half-Genie Hero “Ultimate Day One Edition” has been one of their fastest-selling limited editions; unfortunately, they do not plan on restocking it. Matt Bozon, Director of Shantae: Half-Genie Hero at developer WayForward, had the following to say about working with XSEED on this physical edition:

“This has been a long, wild, exciting ride from launching the KickStarter through to this latest release. Our fans have been incredible throughout this experience, and we couldn’t be happier with how everything has turned out for Shantae and our partnership with XSEED Games on the North American retail release. They came up with an amazing limited edition that really does justice to all the hard work our team put into Shantae’s latest adventure, and it has clearly been popular with all of our dedicated fans”

Fortunately, those who missed out on the Ultimate Day One Edition will still have the opportunity tot purchase Shantae: Half-Genie Hero physically in the future. Over the next few weeks, XSEED will be rolling out Shantae: Half-Genie Hero –  Ultimate Edition to retailers. This version includes the physical copy of the game and its DLC, but does not include the art book nor the game’s soundtrack.

Executive Vice President of XSEED Ken Berry commented on releasing the physical versions of the latest Shantae game:

“We’re blown away at how eager XSEED, WayForward, and Shantae fans were to get their hands on this limited edition for the Switch. WayForward have been great to partner with, and have produced a truly fantastic game! We’re all humbled and excited by the reception and sales for Shantae: Half-Genie Hero, and are working hard to make sure we meet fan demand so that Shantae enthusiasts can have a physical version of the game to display in their collection.”

Shantae: Half-Genie Hero is currently available on PC, PS Vita, PS4, Xbox One, Wii U, and Nintendo Switch.

 /  Staff Writer
Tomas Franzese is a Staff Writer at DualShockers, writing a variety of reviews and shedding light on upcoming games for both PC and consoles. While he has been a gamer most of his life, he began writing for DualShockers in 2016 and has almost never put his computer or a controller down since.