Wayforward will be releasing what they’re calling the Ultimate Edition of Shantae 1/2 Genie Hero this spring. The package will include the game and all the previously released DLC in one package. The game, when released, will sell for $29.99 and will be available for Switch, PS4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam. Full details of what are included in the Ultimate Edition feature:
- Shantae Mode – enjoy the main Shantae storyline, “Half-Genie Hero”
- Hero Mode – get a head start with Shantae’s animal transformations already unlocked
- Hard Core Mode – the tough-as-nails follow up to Shantae Mode for those craving a stiff challenge
- Pirate Queen’s Quest – conquer Sequin Land as the nefarious pirate Risky Boots in an exciting new story!
- Friends to the End – Swap between friends Sky, Bolo, and Rottytops to save Shantae from the Nightmare Realm!
- Costume Pack – Side story modes with brand new gameplay: Wall jump in Ninja Mode, repel sunburn in Beach Mode, and take down Space Hooligans in Officer Mode!
- Extras Gallery – Meet various conditions to unlock artwork in each game mode!
- Hall of Fame – View artwork created by the most die-hard Shantae fans!
- Tinkerbat Dance – Transform into a pirate and slash through foes!
- Includes Blue Shantae Costume and Classic Risky Costume colors
- Exclusive Bonus Costume – Blue Bathing Suit – for use in Beach Mode!
I played through the game and have finished all but the last DLC package Friends to the End. You can read my review here.
Day One Editions of this release also include an audio CD and an artbook if you pick up the physical release of the game. Stay tuned here for more details as they become available.