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Update #34

THANK YOU! Stretch Goal Achieved!


With 48 hours to go, anything can (and will) happen!  Thanks to your pledges we just hit the 600K Stretch Goal for a BONUS CHAPTER... that means the game will now have a new transformation, plotline, and boss sandwiched right in the middle of the main adventure... more game than before!  And that's for BOTH Shantae and Risky Modes.  Great job, and thank you for your enthusiasm and generosity! 

We're very excited to work on this new chapter, which is all about Shantae entering herself in the Magic Carpet Races at Cape Crustacean. 

Next Up: Costume Swap!

Our next Stretch Goal is one that many of you have declared your absolute favorite, and that's the Costume Swap!  Shantae will dress up as Officer Wagon, a Ninja, or in her Beach Day attire!  These costumes feature special abilities and rebalanced stats.  If you're curious how this works, just download the iOS Shantae: Risky's Revenge (it's FREE for you guys right now) and try the brand new (also free) Dancer Costume, which offers twice the magic at half the defense. 

Our 700K Stretch Goal will include:

--Officer Wagon Costume: ranged Pellet Gun attacks and increased armor (but may require power restoration by way of Heart Discs)

--Ninja Costume: additional speed, agility, and magic at the cost of defense.

--Beach Day: greatly reduced defense, but adds a few surprise moves (EX: throwing a beach ball at foes, sunbathe to restore Hearts) 

48 hours remain -- let's make this happen!!


Today is Mermaid Day!

Reminder that today a member of our Animation Team will be on WayForwardTV at 2:00PM PDT!  We'll be designing the new MERMAID TRANSFORMATION before your very eyes!  Tune in!  We'll also have more randomness on the channel from time to time... check the COMMENTS page for up-to-the-minute information!

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      Creator ProudasaPeacock on October 3, 2013

      We've got costumes! :)

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      Creator Dave Martin on October 3, 2013

      As of this typing we are 5 000$ away from funding the costumes :D

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      Creator J.R. Lew on October 3, 2013

      Any chance we'll get Krill Parasite Shantae?

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      Creator Dave Martin on October 3, 2013

      If you keep the dodging from Risky's Revenge It'd be cool if all the costumes had their own unique dodging method.

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      Creator Nathan Swayne on October 3, 2013

      Man, now I want to see Shantae in her DS style wearing all the different costumes.

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      Creator Carlos Moya on October 3, 2013

      Artist Jo Pereira of has promised to draw Shantae relaxing in the bathhouse if we get to this Stretch Goal. Just saying.

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      Creator Anis on October 3, 2013

      Congratulations :)

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      Creator Jasae Bushae on October 3, 2013

      I know chances are not high but I really hope we are able to raise funds to unlock hero mode

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      Creator Marshall Smith on October 3, 2013

      I missed Mermaid Day can someone please tell if it was awesome or not?

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      Creator Michael Heras on October 2, 2013

      By the pace the kickstarter has been going so far,I do think we will be able to reach,at the very least,this stretch goal by the end of the kickstarter.

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      Creator Josh Wise on October 2, 2013

      Sweet, now let's get the costumes.

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      Creator Colin Stradley on October 2, 2013

      Say, I've got a suggestion concerning these stretch goals. Now, I know we all wanna see them all happen. However, with only a short time left, the 1.3 mil is unlikely.

      Which brings me to my idea. I saw another game use this method (Chaos Rings, of all series), and it might work here; if/when you guys get appropriate funds, would it be possible to update Stretch Goals into the game? (Again, I've seen this done before, including the addition of voice-acting).

      I dunno if this has already been suggested or if it's even possible, but I figured I'd put it out there just in case :)

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      Creator TeamShantae on October 2, 2013

      YES success!

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      Creator Armando Soto on October 2, 2013

      With 48 hours to go, anything can (and will) happen! = Fully awesome! ._,

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      Creator Dave Martin on October 2, 2013

      I think the Officer Wagon outfit should have limited hearts, since Patricia only ever has 3 in her game... also her jumping shouldn't be as good as regular Shantae since low jumping is an inherant part of the challenge in Mighty Switch Force. Maybe not so extreme as in Mighty Switch Force but enough that jumping from platform to platform needs to be even more precise. It would also be cool if Shantae could dodge by using the Siren Helmet! Time it perfectly and she gets shunted to the background for a split second, allowing attacks to pass through her!

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      Creator "That Guy" Immorrel No. 30541 on October 2, 2013

      @Nicholas D,

      Something to remember about stretch goals, the money involved isn't just for the goal provided, it's also for everything else before, and for preparation for the next goal. They don't need all the money for the feature, but they may need some of that extra money for the next bonus chapter

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      Creator Nicholas Day on October 2, 2013

      this stretch goal isn't all that great. I'd prefer to just have more content and less features. Why is this above fire and forget? wouldn't it make sense to get all the bonus chapters first?

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      Creator Mike on October 2, 2013

      Well the Mighty No. 9 surge at the end raises hopes that we might get another goal after all. I think a few days ago I was projecting a ~$620k finish and now it's just over $650k. Maybe if contributions spike $700k is possible.
      I think I'd have still liked to see the three costumes broken up to allow stretch goals to be spread out some more. I can't help but worry we'll finish in the $670k-$690k range and miss out on all three. Really hoping to be proven wrong though!

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      Creator Joseph Latouf on October 2, 2013

      oh man oh man oh man, I hope we reach all the stretch goals, it would be great and I already can't contain myself

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      Creator Jesus Martinez on October 2, 2013

      What about a Mighty No. 9 Costume? Just Saying...

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      Creator Necdet Orkun Osken on October 2, 2013

      Great news ^_^ also I am thinking an Elf costume for Shantea with bow and arrow with some magic :D

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      Creator Michael Wootton on October 2, 2013

      I'd LOVE it if we got up to the costume swap, all those are way too adorable to miss out on! PJ Shantae is another costume I hope we can freely switch between in the game as well, she's the cutest.

      Congrats on getting the first bonus chapter stretch goal, really really wish we could see alllll of the chapters implemented (they all sound incredible), as well as my personal favorite stretch goal, Hero Mode! I mean, playable Rottytops, Bolo, and Sky?!?! C'mon people!!!

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      Creator Jonathan Rivas on October 2, 2013

      Is PJ Shantae included? XD. And there could be a mighty milky way alien space suit. And you could flip gravity with it! Just sayin'. Awesome work though guys(and genies)!

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      Creator Guilherme Reis Bonfim on October 2, 2013

      All the costumes sound great! Only wish the Officer Wagon one could feature reduced defense like the other 2.
      Fixed number of hearts could be interesting too (as in instead of not collecting additional hearts, collecting them doesn't add to the total).

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      Creator Matt & Joey on October 2, 2013

      Yay! Glad to have the magic carpets! So, I guess you're going to keep the lid sealed on what that new transformation is?

      Also, hooray for Mermaid Shantae! ^^ Too bad I probably can't make it to the stream, I hope I can still watch it later >.<

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      Creator Sarah Jesness on October 2, 2013

      The bonus chapters are the stretch goals I want the most. (I REALLY want to see Fire and Forget) I'm glad we were able to reach this one, I hope we can get more!

      Also... MERMAIDS 8D I am SO HAPPY that there's a mermaid transformation in this one!

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      Creator Steven Timko on October 2, 2013

      Just sayin'...we need a costume from MIGHTY MILKY WAY.

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      Creator MrBanballow on October 2, 2013

      Needs more pajamas. =P

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      Creator Rafa Ortega! on October 2, 2013

      Awesome!! We can do It people!!

      Those Costumes look absolutely great, however that cape over the Bikini costume looks out of place.

      Keep up the awesome job!!

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      Creator Daniel de Vincenzo on October 2, 2013

      Shantae always look so cute in any outfit ^_^

      She could make a poop costume look cute XD

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      Creator Willian G. Hopfgartner on October 2, 2013

      I'd never thought we could reach 600k tier! D:
      Now I'm way excited to reach 700k. +_+

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      Creator TearDrpsonWater on October 2, 2013

      Can't wait to see the Mermaid transformation! By far my favorite transformation of all of Shantae's transformations!

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      Creator Taylor Gledhill on October 2, 2013

      just upgraded from $15 to $60 pledge. #NoDisprectToBenAffleck

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      Creator Florian Bingart No. 4668 on October 2, 2013

      Yeah MORE GAME :D

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      Creator Maxram0 on October 2, 2013

      sweet! lets hope for a miracle like mighty no.9 and raise another 600k in the next 48 hours :D

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      Creator Ninkobra on October 2, 2013

      @Sergio: I also thought initially this would be a prequel, but by the looks of it, it might actually be a sequel to Pirate's Curse (the upcoming 3DS Shantae game).

      Also, cool rewards. Now we just need a PJ Shantae confirmation...

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      Creator Michael Vargas on October 2, 2013

      I personally would like swapping costumes on the fly. It would be very nice as well instead of having to visit a shop...*please don't hurt me*

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      Creator FinalCataclsym on October 2, 2013

      You might have something instead of transformations...
      I'm gonna laugh hard if/when we hit 700K tonight!

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      Creator Bryton on October 2, 2013

      So cool, I just know we'll get this within 48 hours!
      BTW just curious, does this goal apply to Shantae only or does Risky get some Costume swaps too?

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      Creator Select on October 2, 2013

      I know what came to mind when we reached this bonus chapter stretch goal:…

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      Creator DreamDrop♥ on October 2, 2013

      Does the costume effect the design of the transformations?

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      Creator Tekaramity on October 2, 2013

      "sunbathe to restore Hearts"

      Can't say I've ever done /this/ in a video game before. XD WayForward, always kickin' out fourth-button innovation!

      Each costume sounds great, and I know we'll be pushing toward this goal with vigor. (There still might be a small clamor for PJ Shantae, mind you.)

      By the by, the random hijinks yesterday at the WF stream pre-Kaufman were -most- amusing. I suggest anyone with a bit of free time to check out the stream early, just in case.

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      Creator Michael Graney on October 2, 2013

      Awesome! Good to know what the costumes do =] crossing my fingers that this goal will be met.

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      Creator Sergio Escobar on October 2, 2013

      This will be my first Shantae Game! I am so excited about this! I am glad that story and timeline wise this will be the first one?

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      Creator JusticeBolt on October 2, 2013

      Awesome! Thanks for explaining the 700k stretch goal. :D

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