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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.

Introduction to Half-Genie Hero with Matt Bozon

Posted by WayForward (Creator)

Hello everyone!  Shantae: Half-Genie Hero is live and off to a rip-roarin' start.  A huge and heart-felt THANK YOU to all of our wonderful backers and supporters who are helping to spread the word!   

This is the first of many updates to come.  We'll do videos, post images, or provide fun downloadable treats for your enjoyment... we hope you'll find them informational and entertaining!   

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    1. WolfThunder on

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    2. Malcolm DeMaggio on

      Just finished the first Shantae game, and was sad that it was over. Looking forward to this!

    3. John Paul on

      I love everything I see in the background...and yes everything that you said as well.. ;)

    4. Dan Murphy on

      Mr. Bozon is this game going to reuse the engine from Ducktales Remastered?

    5. David Wagaman

      Soooooo.... does this mean that there may not be a Kickstarter for Cat Girl Without Salad? Just kidding this looks great! I've still got my original copy of the first game.

    6. DreamDrop♥ on

      @Wayforward: Because it reminds us of our shared pain :(

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      Matthew Mitchel on

      This is my first Kickstarter. Shantae accomplished what no other game could, it made me care enough to get involved.

    8. Ben Hale on

      I would love to see something in depth on your animation pipeline. Its consistently the best 2D animation in games.

    9. James Glass on

      @David Marson.

      Huh, you're right, I thought something looked a little off about her.

    10. Luke Ravish on

      Yes, MegaMan Legends poster, like everyone else. LOL!
      But, I'm so excited for Shantae!!
      Also, who is singing the new theme song for Shantae?

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      Nick Sanchez on

      @ Jason Lauritzen

      I know that. My comment was in response to someone who was complaining about WayForward only doing portable games when this right here is an original console game.

    12. Briand Christophe on

      You have forum for beta testers?

    13. Ian Chase on

      I'm more jealous of that Sigma Star sketch hanging up on your wall. As much as I've loved all the work Wayforward has done in the past, Sigma Star Saga is still probably my favorite title (and that's not just because the main character was also named Ian).

    14. Joshua Hoffner on

      Definitely love you guys. Here's to hoping for that Risky stretch goal and a Risky story campaign full of pirate puns and booty jokes!

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      David Mason on

      I can already tell this is going to be a dynamite project. Shantae is the best! But why is she so pale now? Is she feeling sick? Anyway, Love the Legends poster and Ducktales cart.

    16. Trevor McDoctor - Day 0 Shantae Fan on

      Ok first MEGAMAN LEGENDS 3 POSTER OH MY GAAWWED! Right ok, looking forward to updates Master Bozon. That's a sweet Momohime statue of course, I got to make time for more Muramasa one day.

    17. François Potvin Naud on

      Tron is as beautiful as always. T_T

    18. Jack B on

      No wonder I love WayForward games so much - looks like you guys are enamored with the same games that I am.

      Looking forward to the future of this game!

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      bigt32 on

      cant want to see some of these updates.

    20. Bruno Serafim on

      We're gonna make it happen together! :)

    21. Lik Chan on

      I like your posters and figures. I have that F4F Samus satue as well. :)

    22. WayForward Creator on

      Ha ha ha, oh man... why do I always get these reactions to my beautiful Mega Man poster? It was a gift and I love it.

    23. Jason Lauritzen on

      @Nick Sanchez
      Steam is only used on PS3 for Portal 2. It's a distribution system for PC.

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      Nick Sanchez on


      You realize this is a console only game, right?

    25. Alenonimo on

      I wish you guys stopped releasing stuff only to mobile consoles. I have money to throw your side but not as much as to buy a Nintendo itself.

    26. Ian Hsieh on

      Zelda Wind Waker (HD maybe?) poster in the background!

    27. Zeta on

      Like many of the other comments here... DAT MML3 Q_Q

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      Lorenz Jugel on

      Megaman Legends 3 pic in the background. Ouch.

      That said, the little intro/extro needs a jingle. Get the virtphone out, boys.

      I'm looking forward to these videos. Thanks for the video update.

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      Anthony Murtagh on

      Not sure what background piece I like more, the framed MML3 pic or the Wind Waker scroll.
      All in all, glad to see this pick up so much steam so quickly.

    30. Jesse Dylan Watson on

      I don't even like Adventure Time, but I love the game you guys made for it and have crossed fingers for the dungeon one CAUSE I DON'T KNOW!

      What I still want more than anything is a 2D pixel art 3DS eshop sequel to Sigma Star Saga (or even just an update of the original!).

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      Jonathan Fu on

      Speaking about liking you guys on Facebook, you should probably connect the WayForward Facebook account to the Kickstarter account, would be easier than searching on Facebook!

      Anyways, really looking forward to this game!

    32. Raiiban on

      That Megaman Legends 3 picture in the background :(

    33. Stupacabra on

      Really looking forward to it. The game is looking great!