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A Belly Dancing Hair-Whipping HD adventure from WayForward: makers of Ducktales Remastered, Adventure Time, & Contra 4!
18,558 backers pledged $776,084 to help bring this project to life.

Happy Halloween!

Posted by WayForward (Creator)

Ding Dong! Trick or Treat!

Oh look, you’re all dressed up like Shantae Backers! Isn’t that adorable! Wait here on the porch while we go and get some treats! Don’t go anywhere!

-  (rustle rustle)  -

Treat! A new Backer Enemy!

Introducing "Ikki", a brand new backer-designed enemy by Roger C! This mischievous specter loves to hide in treasure chests to surprise unsuspecting heroes in search of goodies. Once an Ikki has been released, it can turn invisible! When it re-materializes to fling ghostly goo, that’s your chance to strike! Thanks Roger -- we love Ikki and can’t wait to get her in the game!

- (rustle rustle) -

Trick! A shameless plug!

If you’ve got an iOS or Android device, you can get the brand new, re-envisioned WayForward horror game LIT for FREE (like, actually free)! It debuted on WiiWare back in 2009, and was published by Square Enix in Japan. This new version features adorable redesigns of Jake and Rachael, and fits right in your goodie bag next to your foil-wrapped nickels. The links are below. Don’t overindulge!

App Store

Google Play 

- (rustle rustle) -

Treat! Creepy Crawly Concepts!

The fifth chapter of the game contains our most scariest enemies and locations... maybe even a zombie or two (or three!). Above are some first looks at this new area. Enjoy!

- (rustle rustle) -

Treat! “Afraid of Everything”!

The talent behind some of our most terrifying games have gotten together to make a book of horror stories for all ages. Check it out! We’re sure that you, and that person standing behind you, will love it.

One more thing...

- (rustle rustle) -

Here, have some fruit! Don't make that face. It's good. It won't rot your teeth. Now go on, skedaddle.

See you next time!

...And don't get a tummy ache!


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    1. Blackmore on

      Ikki looks like a ghostly Velma from Scooby Doo. Wonder if she can stop that meddling Shantae.

    2. Xzaviar B. on

      I haven't received my download code for my XboxOne reward.

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      Wandering Shadow on

      Kinda nice to see lit redone in the usual Wayforward style. Any plans for a PC release for those of us who are adverse to small screens?

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      Paul Rascher on

      She's an adorable ghost. I can't wait too see her in the game. The new level looks amazing. I love the spooky cartoon style of it from the background to the giant, ominous, tower of spooks <3.

    5. Neonpremesis on

      So Ikki is the ghost of Nikki from Swapnote, right? Guess Nintendo killed off more than their app.

    6. ABIB on

      Foo Swee Chin is one of my favorite artists, I'm sad you didn't use anything even remotely resembling her style for this remake.

    7. Eric V on

      You've no idea how happy this adorable little remake of Lit makes me! I loved Lit back on the Wii. Even got some praise from you kind folks WayForward on a video I uploaded of me beating the janitor for the first time. But my android device has no space! ;~; Any hope of it seeing Kindle or Windows support? If not, I'll see if I can free the space soon.

    8. Ruben van Ophuizen on

      I was gonna say, so THAT'S what happened to Nikki after Swapnote died, but I suppose that was the whole idea behind the character to begin with. Cute little nod to a cute little character =)

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      David on

      Holy cow Ikki is cute as a button! You guys and Roger C are amazing.

    10. Johnathon Thomas Salfer on

      "Backer Roger C.", I LOVE YOU. Nikki Ghost, Ikki!! :D Hidden in treasure chests! Like envelopes! :D :D This is AMAZING!! THANK YOU!!!

    11. Makotwo on

      Ikki is cute addition.

      Right. Seems even the designer admits it's a nod / parody of Nikki and swapnote "dying".
      Regardless. Nintendo themselves have also done a TMNT parody with the ninja koopas. So lets hope this doesn't give any trouble for WayForward.

    12. Ariel Mehr on

      lmaoooooo I'll take Nikki's spooky ghostie.

    13. 1UPForever on

      @Michael St. George Matatics You'd think ad-supported free is the better alternative. But you would be wrong. So very very wrong. Try the game and see for yourself.

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      Atherton on

      I thought we were going to get an update on the new animation process? Is that still going to happen?

    15. gb7zone7 on

      @Reyd Maybe if you look at it from a perspective of Swapnote dying prematurely and Nikki as the ghostly remains...

      ...whatever the case I'm all for it! I miss Swapnote.

    16. Surey D on

      Ikki does seem a lot like Nikki from Swapnote/Nintendo Letter: bowl hair bigger at the bottom end, big diagonal glasses (most prominent in the mii representation), green sweater, and her name being REALLY close. If the backer didn't have inspiration, that's fine, but that's such an unfitting role, that I'm a bit uneasy about it.

    17. Michael St. George Matatics

      @InquisitiveRavenclaw Thanks. That's probably the best way to go about it. WayForward is a business, so gift free would be a foolhardy route for them to take. And freemium is usually just plain annoying.

    18. InquisitiveRavenclaw on

      @Michael St. George Matatics - Ad-supported free

    19. James Ryan on

      Totally adorable.

    20. Michael St. George Matatics

      Or as in "ad-supported" free?

    21. Michael St. George Matatics

      "Free" as in "gift" free? Or as in, ‘you don't have to make any in-game purchases to enjoy or even complete this game, but they add to the experience and make the game easier’ free? (Freemium)

    22. Hesham Saghir on

      That's Nikki swapnote!