Friends to the End Launch!
Friends to the End Code Distribution!
Hello Backers! We’ve got some wonderful news, along with some MESSY CONFUSION so please read carefully! You will either be A) happy now, or B) happy later!
Our second DLC Pack “Friends to the End” is ready to launch to the public on December 12th – that’s next week! That means it’s time to get all of you Backers your download codes first, so you can enjoy the game early! Serving Backers first is always our goal!
Now the snag: Although we started the code purchase requests for “Friends to the End” back in September (right after completing the “Pirate Queen’s Quest” distribution), we still do not have all of them. We’re working with our partners to sort this out quickly, and they’re doing their best during this busy season. Purchasing codes from all over the world can be tricky!
This time around, we’re going to send out codes the moment they show up. This approach will allow roughly 75% of Backers to get codes before the public launch. For everyone else, we hope you understand this decision, and will be patient while we chase those remaining codes down. Here’s what we are sending out TODAY, so please check your email!
- STEAM, all regions
- PS4, Europe
- Vita, Europe
If you’re confused about how to claim your code, please refer to Kickstarter Update #94, which contains step-by-step instructions.
Shantae Development Status!
2017 was all about making DLC modes and lining up our physical rewards. We’re coming in for a landing, so here’s a summary of everything that’s left:
Friends to the End DLC: Like it says above, this is done and on the way! You’ll be playing as Sky, Bolo, and Rottytops in no time, and we really hope you love it! We’ll be watching your Let’s Plays and Twitch streams, and we’ll be all over social media as usual. This is your game, so please help promote it whenever you can! Thank you!
Color Swaps + Drifter Blade DLC: For those of you who pay attention to game patches (aka, the silent updates that download behind the scenes), we’re up to Patch 3.0 right now. Patch 2.0 added support for the Color Swaps and Drifter Blade content. Now we’re just waiting for Backer Codes to arrive!
Costume Pack DLC: This refers to the final stretch goal, which is the alternate Shantae costumes Ninja, Beach, and Officer. We’ll talk more about this in our next big Kickstarter update, but we’re nearly done with these as well! Each costume is a full arcade-style mode, not a mere “player skin”! We’ll start work on submission and code distribution as soon as we’re back in 2018, and can’t wait to tell you all about it!
Physical Rewards: We’re in full production on these, and are moving on to the Art Book! We’ve been collecting all of the concepts, key poses, sketches, character designs, background paintings, visual effects, and promotional images possible. This is going to be an incredible book! Remember that the Backer Art Book is exclusive to backers, and will feature content not seen anywhere else (even when other art books become available to the public)!
That’s all for now!
Please keep an eye out for more updates over the next few days, as new Backer Code deliveries come in. We’ll be serving everyone right up until our doors close for the year towards the end of the month!
We hope you enjoy Friends to the End!