Backer Rewards Extravaganza
Ultimate Edition PC codes for all!
Good day, Backers! Today we’re sending every Backer free Steam code for “Shantae: Half-Genie Hero - Ultimate Edition” for use on Windows PC. This is a no-strings-attached free gift to say THANK YOU for everyone who participated in this campaign!
This is a great way for everyone to get the content they might have missed out on before.
We’d love for you to spread the fun around internet land - stream, post, and share your Shantae experiences to help us promote this world-wide launch of this newest edition of the game!
A few notes before you enjoy the game:
- The “Drifter Blade” content is hidden in the current version, but it will become activated in our first game patch. We have been given a “thumbs up” from the creator of Hyper Light Drifter to extend it to this new version of the game (Thank you, Alx!)
- Remember that this version contains a “Hall of Fame” section on the main menu. Any “Your Art In Game” entries can be quickly accessed from there
- Credits can now be accessed from the Bonus Features menu. Show off your credit! Also note that any credit requests that were submitted to our Support Team in the last few months might not appear until the next update, due to the timing of submissions and updates.
As usual, watch your email and see Kickstarter Update #94 for help in retrieving your code. Thank you for being the best Backers ever!
Our physical rewards have started to arrive from their various manufacturers! Joy! Let's look at them one by one!
Lenticular Poster! - These turned out beautifully. This is our sample version, and we’re now waiting for the bulk order to be finalized. The poster comes pre-framed and individually wrapped. We hope you love it!
T-shirts! - These have been printed, and are now being sorted at the warehouse. The print quality is spectacular- they turned out great :) Huge thanks to Kentoo for this awesome design!
Art Book! - We’re over the moon with the quality of this book!! It’s hardcover, compact, and thick at 120 pages (think autograph book sized). The pages are high gloss with amazing print quality that makes every page sing. Xseed’s manufacturers were a huge help with this - they even got the animated dancing Shantae down in the corner, flip-book style. As you can see in these images, it contains an entire section for “Backers Only”, marked by the purple header. In these pages, we talk about the fan designed enemies, votes, and “Your-Face-In-Game” cameos and show off some artwork that you may not have seen before.
A note to collectors: The “Backer Exclusive Artbook” is the definitive version that comes with everything. There is also a soft cover “Day One” version from Xseed that excludes the Backer content, and a near-identical version from PQube (only company logos vary), with light tan cover artwork rather than blue. Our Japanese partner Amuzio will be offering an abridged version in Japan as well. So, four books in total, but only your version contains the bonus content. Be sure to call up your non-Backer friends, and say “neener neener” to them.
Coin! - We don’t have photos yet, but we expect to get an update from the manufacturer soon!
Music CD! - Here’s a look at the CD cover art, which is being manufactured by our pals at Limited Run! This contains all of the music in the retail releases (AKA “Risky Beats” edition), plus Bonus tracks for Backers!
Digital Artbook! - We’re updating our WayForward servers (sorry to anyone recently trying to get their digital soundtrack or wallpaper). We expect to be sending out the digital artbook after that’s been resolved!
What’s the Timing?
To minimize shipping costs, we’ll be sending out orders once everything has been delivered to the warehouse. We’re getting help from Limited Run, who will be handling the fulfillment for us (it’s a lot of work, and we’re grateful for their help). Before anything ships, we’ll give you another Update to talk about tracking numbers, customer service, and anything else you’ll need to receive your rewards!
We’re so close!