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A Belly Dancing Hair-Whipping HD adventure from WayForward: makers of Ducktales Remastered, Adventure Time, & Contra 4!
A Belly Dancing Hair-Whipping HD adventure from WayForward: makers of Ducktales Remastered, Adventure Time, & Contra 4!
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    1. Richard Powell 5 days ago

      Given that you already have allot of the assets from 1/2 genie hero, would you ever re-build the first Shantae game from the gameboy in the 1/2 genie hero? It's the only game in the series isn't readily available any more.

    2. WayForward Creator on

      We have nothing to announce at this time Steven. :)

    3. Steven Remington on

      @WayForward Is there another game project in the future you plan on bringing to KS?

    4. WayForward Creator on

      Hello DP!

      Our most recent update on physical backer goods can be found here:

      We're still waiting on some physical items to be complete and we'll be sending them all out at once. When the physical goods are shipped, we'll be sure to let everyone know.

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      D.P. on

      I pledged for the Platinum Edition, and still have not received it. I'm pretty sure I did the follow up of giving my address. Is it delivered yet?

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      Zach on

      Just curious...

      I pledged as a backer for the Wii U version $55.00; bought the Switch edition and all the DLC and now if I want all the other content then I have to pay an additional 29.99 in order to get the rest of the unreleased DLC AND the special costume? Why is there no mercy?This game has cost me more than Zelda BoTW, game of the year 2017 as it stands.

    7. WayForward Creator on

      @Neo, I have replied to your private message. We unfortunately cannot switch out GoG codes.

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      Neo on

      Hi! I'm a backer and I've never activated a steam code.

      Please can I have a GOG code instead of it? Thanks. :)

    9. WayForward Creator on

      Thank you all for your patience while waiting for answers! Remember our team answers questions really quick as well!

      @Tyler Hall & Toad.T - Unfortunately after being open for a year to pledges, we had to close down the campaign in order to lock in our budget. So unfortunately there is no way to become a backer or upgrade at this time.

      @WeeabooJudas - It includes the all DLC and previously exclusive digital rewards (Tinkerbat Dance, Blue Shantae and Classic Risky Skin) plus a menu upgrade and a Blue Swimsuit skin.

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      baalim on

      Oh well. No news is good news, right ?

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      Toad.T on

      @wayforward Is it possible to pay you the difference between my pledge and the book reward so I could get the Book?

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      baalim on

      Hello, I also would like to know the content of this ultimate version and if you would agree if it were to be gifted to a friend.

      By the way, thank you for your works on this game :)

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      James Pond on

      I'm with WeeabooJudas on this one. There's still one person in my circle of friends that wants the game and hasn't gotten it. I'd like to give them the Ultimate Edition code, but I am a little sad that I'm going to miss whatever wasn't in the original+dlc.

    14. Tyler Hall on

      There's no way to upgrade my pledge to get the book and shirt is there?

    15. WeeabooJudas on

      Is there anything in the ultimate version that wasn't in a prior DLC? I'd feel like a waste if I activated the key myself without checking.

    16. Val Modulator on

      Nevermind, I forgot it turns to night when you replay a stage so the background would just be pitch black at that point of night.

    17. Vintson Knight on

      What kind of shampoo does Shantae use?

    18. WayForward Creator on

      If you believe you've found a bug or an error in Shantae: Half-Genie Hero, please be sure to send it along to our staff. Please send as much info, screeshots, ect as you can to help them look into the possible issue.

    19. Val Modulator on

      Also are the backgrounds supposed to be missing when you replay the chase scene with Wilbur after completing the entire desert stage?

    20. Val Modulator on

      One thing i'm not keen on is when I get a game over, and I continue , I start back with the exact same health I started the level as opposed to full health.

    21. Trevor McD - Day 0 Shantae Fan on

      INDEED!! I'm so glad to see all this over the past 5 years, what a ride!
      Did anyone else dive straight into the ninja mode like I just did?!? Shantae - NINJA GAIDEN HERO!

    22. Ray Haughton on

      Wished we could've have funded more for full cutscenes and voice acting, but I'm glad we got as complete a package as all this. Glad to have been part of this campaign.

    23. Vintson Knight on

      Has anyone made Shantae on VRchat?

    24. Niki Coppola

      Time to get the Shantae for Smash hype train rolling again.

    25. Val Modulator on

      If Shantaes in the next Smash bros game , i'll legit die happy.

    26. WayForward Creator on

      @Paul - The coin is yet to go out, however our past few updates have discussed that we will be sending out physical rewards very soon.

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      Paul Rascher on

      Am I the only one who has yet to receive the commemorative collectors coin?

    28. WayForward Creator on

      @Neo - We have no news on a GoG release at this time, but we'll let you know if that changes.

      @Cory - We get this question a lot and we love our fans enthusiasm about it. At this point in time we do not have anything to announce on the matter. However, we are always working to make our games accessible to as many fans as possible.

    29. ExSheex Vandole on

      Please be sure to make an update to this Kickstarter campaign whenever you are ready to make another game through Kickstarter, so we're all informed that we have another game to back! Excited that physical rewards are coming along; can't wait! ^_^

    30. Cory Clearman on

      Have you guys ever considered releasing the previous three Shantae games and all the games in the "Mighty" series on the Switch? I would definitely pay $60 (or more) for a compilation of all seven of those games on one cartridge.

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      Neo on

      Hi! Any chance to see "Shantae: Half-Genie Hero Ultimate Edition" on GOG?

      I'm a backer. But I've never tried this game. I haven't steam and I would like to have a DRM-Free version on my GOG account. Please give us a real gift - GOG version! :)

    32. Pascal Leroi on

      I just wanted to say that I really loved the game with alle the DLC (eventhough Friends to the End drove me insane on some (read, a lot :P) of occasions). Besides the awesome game(and the love it gave my Wii U), I think you handled the kickstarter extremely well. It was a joy to be part of this ^^ On to your next kickstarter :P

    33. WayForward Creator on

      @Brendan Robeson - Please contact if you having any issues with your backer codes. They can help figure out your issue via looking up your account info.

      @Val Modulator - There is an announced physical version of the Ultimate Edition in the EU, however we have yet to announce a physical edition in the US. Stay tuned, we'll let you know if that changes.

      @Shaun Wightman - All Physical rewards are to go out at the same time. Before they go out we will be having an update showing off more about them. Thank you for your patience.

    34. Shaun Wightman on

      I know they had an update on the book. Has there been any news about the t-shirt?

    35. Val Modulator on

      Will there be a PS4 version of the ultimate edition?
      And will it come with the color swaps and drifter blade?

    36. Brendan Robeson on

      *I have played the game but can’t on my Wii U with the backer code

    37. Brendan Robeson on

      I haven’t had a chance to play the game yet. Finally tried to redeem my Wii U code but it doesn’t work on an Australian System. And now the exclusive backer DLC isn’t exclusive anymore...

    38. Val Modulator on

      Pity I only signed up for the Steam codes, alas.

    39. DB on

      ok, this is getting regoddamneddiculous.
      what the hell is going on with ps4 codes? i tried being patient but it's been three weeks. i mean, comeon. how hard can it be to get codes? this stuff happens every single day for the last decade.

    40. WayForward Creator on

      @Denison - All codes for SHGH and Pirate Queen's Quest on PS4 should already be in your Backerkit. If they are not, please contact and let them know the e-mail address associated with your pledge and them can help you further!

    41. Jim Boyer on

      If the ps4 codes are not going to come out soon can we get codes for a different platform?

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      Bob M on

      @WayForward With all due respect, your December 7th update lacked any kind of specificity or any explanation for why you couldn't have been working on the physical rewards all along. Saying that things are "moving ahead" is not helpful. You are very, very late on delivery at this point compared to many other Kickstarters I have backed, most of them from far smaller companies. You need to provide a specific timeline for when things are coming and make it a real priority to get everything done on a timely basis.

    43. Denison Guizelini on

      Hello about the SHGH, PQQ, FttE for Ps4?

    44. WayForward Creator on

      Physical Rewards have always been a priority! You can read more about where we are in the process of physical good here:

    45. Tiso Spencer

      So Physical Rewards are a 2018 priority?

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      Matthew on

      Hey I just wanna say I really appreciate what you guys have done for us backers. When I backed you guys I was only ever entitled to the game but you guys not only have given me all the dlcs, but have tried to get them to me before worldwide release. In a world with loot boxes and dlcs it's nice to see a developer with some dignity.

      You guys are aces in my book!

    47. ExSheex Vandole on

      Thanks WayForward, you guys are awesome! I know it's not your fault that the codes for PS4 and Vita haven't arrived yet (looking at you, Sony), so it's cool you decided to comp us all codes for Steam in the meantime. It's things like that that make you stand out as a stand-up company. Love the Shantae games; this one being no exception. Patiently waiting for those codes, but until then I'll be enjoying the holidays with my family. Happy Holidays to you all!

    48. WayForward Creator on

      Hey guys! Sometimes we don't get a chance to read all the comments here, if you send your questions, comments and concerns to our Support Team ( they can better assist you. They have access to our Backerkit database and up to the minute information along with communication internally for questions they don't have answers for.

      Thank you for your patience and understanding! Have a Happy Holiday Tinkerbackers!

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