Shantae: Half-Genie Hero “Ultimate Day One Edition” Is Available Now on Nintendo Switch

Japanese publisher XSEED Games has launched a physical version of Shantae: Half-Genie Hero, which not only contains the game but a bunch of other features.

on May 9, 2018 12:59 PM

Yesterday, XSEED Games launched Shantae: Half-Genie Hero “Ultimate Day One Edition” on the Nintendo Switch at select North American retailers for $39.99.

Shantae: Half-Genie Hero “Ultimate Day One Edition” is a special edition of Shantae: Half-Genie Hero and offers a few extra incentives aside from the vanilla game. The Ultimate Day One Edition includes a CD, holding all 30 songs from the game’s original soundtrack, a beautiful art book that contains 96 interior pages and cover pages that span to 4 pages. Along with a slew of in-game add-ons, which consist of the Pirate Queen’s Quest, Costume Pack, and Friends to the End.

In Shantae: Pirate Queen’s Quest, players control Risky Boots, a buccaneer a malicious pirate queen as she ventures through the Sequin Land. As the name implies, the Shantae: Costume Pack includes new outfits (Beach Costume, Ninja Costume, Officer Costume) for the half-genie heroine as well as three unique playstyles that help increase replayability for the title. Last (but certainly not least), Shantae: Friends to the End has players assuming the role as Shantae’s pals Sky, Bolo, and Rottytops. The duo is tasked with finding a way to save their friend after she falls victim to dark magic.

Initially released in late December, Shantae: Half-Genie Hero is a successfully funded Kickstarter project developed by WayForward and was released on PC (via Steam), PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Xbox One, and Wii-U, with the Nintendo Switch version launching (digitally) in June of last year. Alongside a standard version, the Ultimate Edition is also available digitally for $29.99. In Shantae: Half-Genie Hero, players control the titular character as she embarks on her first adventure in high-definition.

As stated previously, Shantae: Half-Genie Hero is available now on PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Xbox One, and Wii-U, while Shantae: Half-Genie Hero “Ultimate Day One Edition is now available on Nintendo’s popular hybrid console.

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