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Update #7

VITA and VITA TV announcement!

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Hey folks, a lot of you have been asking for Half-Genie Hero on VITA. As it happens, the landscape of gaming has shifted somewhat today with Sony’s VITA TV announcement. In response, we’ve decided to port wfEngine to Vita as part of our “work-for-hire” business.

What does this mean for Half-Genie Hero? Well, it means that we can include both VITA and VITA TV as part of our $400K funding goal. It’s not a Stretch Goal, just part of the package.

Please help us spread the word, now that our message has changed. Shantae: Half-Genie Hero will now include “VITA & VITA TV” as an option for your platform of choice!

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      Creator Ryan Sinclair on September 13, 2013

      I'm so thankful to WayForward for including the PS Vita as a platform for Shantae Half Genie Hero! I love the Shantae franchise and I've purchased and proudly own Mighty Flip Champs (My first ever WF game), Shantae Risky's Revenge and I'm really looking forward to downloading and playing Shantae and the Pirates Curse on the Nintendo 3DS.

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      Creator Daniel Alcázar on September 12, 2013

      After this, now I'm considering buying a Vita TV

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      Creator Jan Paulsson on September 11, 2013

      you had my curiosity, now you have my attention.
      15$ -> 45$

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      Creator Ramsey Wright on September 10, 2013

      i would buy a physical copy! just as a memento! glad i got the $15 code! when do we need to share our PSN IDs?

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      Creator Phiveball on September 10, 2013

      While this news is sweet for sure the most exciting part of this post is the following quote:

      "we’ve decided to port wfEngine to Vita as part of our “work-for-hire” business"

      That must mean us VITA owners may be in store for some quality Wayforward licensed titles down the road. I love Blood Rayne, Duck Tales, and Aliens Infestation.

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      Creator Kayseur on September 10, 2013

      Vita version ? That's what I was waiting for in order to back. And now it's done. I really hope this project will meet its goal ! (And maybe some stretch ones, but it doesn't especially look good for that.)

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      Creator MrBanballow on September 10, 2013

      Well, I was planning to back this anyway, but this news...

      *Throws money at screen*

      ... I'll just be doing it sooner. Question about getting my name in the credits, can I use an alias? I would prefer to use my online handle if possible.

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      Creator Justin Raimey & Terry L Raimey on September 10, 2013

      Oh wow! This was pretty unexpected. I might get the Vita version. Thanks for doing this.

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      Creator Vitor Cunha de Freitas on September 10, 2013

      I think it's time to change the color of her skin in the home page of this project too. There are still people saying that they won't help because of the pale skin.

      By the way, the idea of having this game for the Vita is nice, but unfortunately I do not have one. I wanted to see a 3DS version of this... And I don't actually care about pixelated graphics...

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      Creator Michael Magill on September 10, 2013

      Vita support pushed me over the edge. Thanks!

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      Creator Owen Morrison on September 10, 2013

      Totally going to get the Vita version, as well as the Wii U version!!!

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      Creator Ernest Willoughby on September 10, 2013

      Great to hear about the incremental upgrades for multiple copies. Doubled my pledge for a my Vita copy and I offer my thanks for being flexible about this.

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      Creator Vesa-Matti Ollila on September 10, 2013

      Interesting, interesting. I am happy for the people that own a Vita. :)

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      Creator Shawn Henry Adams on September 10, 2013

      This is great news!!! Was hoping it would eventually come out on Vita! Chalk up another great title for the Vita's near future.

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      Creator Shadow Of Omega on September 10, 2013

      Awesome! Now I can enjoy this on my Vita to.

      Thank you Wayforward :D.

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      Creator Dan Murphy on September 10, 2013

      I would prefer 3DS support before VITA but thats just personal preference. You cant please everyone.

      I would like to see/hear more about the art book thats part of the $35+ tiers.

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      Creator Chris on September 10, 2013

      Great news to here. Instantly upped my pledge. I'm already excited to play Shantae on my PS3 and my PSVita. Those vibrant colors will be a real joy on the OLED: :)

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      Creator Trent Reed on September 10, 2013

      Hey, she's not so pale any more! :D

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      Creator Wilson Lim on September 10, 2013

      This is my favorite update/announcement by far :D

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      Creator Joshua Davis on September 10, 2013

      I was on the fence about backing, but now that the Vita version was announced.. yeah. Hold still while I throw my money at this.

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      Creator Ethan Molloy on September 10, 2013

      @WayForward have you changed shanteas skin again to make it darker because i like her better with darker skin like in the older games. In the trailer for this she has pale skin but above its now darker, what will he final design be?

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      Creator Paul Bastin on September 10, 2013

      @WayForward Can we choose to have additional codes for higher pledges all for the same platform so we can give them to friends?

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      Creator Macha on September 10, 2013

      GREAT news. Now a Vita finally makes sense. Go, Shantae! The word will be spread. *saluts*

      Nick: They likely did because they're not jerks :P

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      Creator Nick Crandall on September 10, 2013

      Why did you give her her old palette? You can't give in that easily, Wayforward. Dx

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      Creator T.J. Fuller, Jr. on September 9, 2013

      Just realized that PS Mobile titles could be played on PS Vita TV (Risky's Revenge iOS on my mind), as well as PS minis (where Mighty Flip Champs! DX is available). Bring your games all the WayForward!

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      Creator Goblin Honey on September 9, 2013

      I spilled a whole bunch of peanut butter in my lap and I'm starting to get ants... HELP!!!

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      Creator Olajuwon Jenkins on September 9, 2013

      Shantae on my Vita!
      I'm glad I did the $200.00 pledge!

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      Creator Joshua Dillon Veuskens on September 9, 2013

      Wait...if I got the $120 pledge...does that mean that I get...uh...8 codes, or just the one?

      ...I'm confused, Mr. Bozon. ><;;

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      Creator sageco on September 9, 2013

      Woo, this is awesome, love my Vita

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      Creator Thiago Giudice on September 9, 2013

      3DS version when? Hard to believe the sequel to Pirate's Curse is not coming to the plataform which has the first 3 games.

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      Creator Anis on September 9, 2013

      Ps vita tv is a huge news, a budget $99 playstation that play vita game, it's a perfect machine for indie games. I'm glad shantae finally getting vita support :)

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      Creator Ghostie-Sama on September 9, 2013

      WayForward, I FREAKING LOVE YOU!! <3

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      Creator Anthony Murtagh on September 9, 2013

      Can I get that artwork but with a Wii U Gamepad instead? It's so adorable.

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      Creator DKDevil on September 9, 2013

      oh ho ho! Shantae for Vita! I know what version I want now! MWAHAHAHAHA!!!!1

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      Creator GuNMouTH on September 9, 2013

      Let's see if we can use this info to push past $220K tonight!

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      Creator GuNMouTH on September 9, 2013

      @Peter Pottorff That may be more up to Nintendo to allow more than anything, I think.

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      Creator Peter Pottorff on September 9, 2013

      No 3DS? SRSLY?

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      Creator Tekaramity on September 9, 2013

      Fantastic news. =D The Vita's software library is looking stronger by the quarter, and Half-Genie Hero would doubtlessly become one of its finest. ^^ Way to go, Way 'Fro!

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      Creator Kevin S. Werner on September 9, 2013

      Wouldn't have thought that the Vita would've been a platform. Hopefully the 3DS will get included somewhere down the road.

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      Creator Keith Thomson on September 9, 2013

      Awesome. I just doubled my pledge because of the Vita announcement. Personally, I think it's still a bit low. I might just double it again here closer to the end of the campaign. I want both the PS4 and Vita versions. :)

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      Creator Kyle on September 9, 2013

      I am really excited for the PS Vita TV,

      Seems like a solid platform for people that do not have the money to buy the latest tech.

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      Creator Jerry Barrera on September 9, 2013

      I was so bummed when I first about this kickstarter. Now that your on board with the vita support I had to support it. Thanks a lot!

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      Creator Antonio Gonzalez on September 9, 2013

      @WF Holy cow! Another code every $15? Even more reason to hit those high pledges!

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      Creator Phiveball on September 9, 2013

      My pledge will be instantly upped as a result of this news. THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH!!!!!

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      Creator Pinball on September 9, 2013

      THANK YOU SO MUCH!

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      Creator Sarah Jesness on September 9, 2013

      Sweet, you used tan Shantae in the picture!

      Anyway, this is great news! Hopefully an extra platform would encourage more people to donate. Personally I wish we could get a 3DS port, but it's no big deal, I'll just do PC.

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      Creator Gary Stewart on September 9, 2013

      @WayForward: 0_o Dang, that's a sweet deal! But I'm good with just the Wii U right now.

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      Creator Tom Augustyn on September 9, 2013

      So, for example, I donate $60. Will I be able to get 4 copies on different platforms? If not, could you explain?

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      Creator WayForward on September 9, 2013

      And for anyone that wants a copy on multiple platforms: once you have selected your reward tier ($12 and above) you can increase your total pledge amount. For every increment of $15 you will receive an additional download code for the platform of your choice.

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