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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.

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Costume Pack Launch!

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Costume Pack Code Distribution!

Hello Backers! Awesome news today - Our final (yes you heard that right!) DLC content “Costume Pack” will launch to the public on April 10th! That is only 1 week away! Yee-gads!

You know the drill - it’s time to get all of you Backers your download codes first, so you can enjoy the game early!

We’ll be sending out codes starting today, and continuing all the way up to launch as they arrive. As always we’ll do everything we can to serve you first!

[Trailer Link]

Costume Pack Trailer!

The trailer for Costume Pack is also ready to go! Click here to see Costume Pack in motion! And as always, this is your baby - so please retweet, stream, and post video to help promote wherever you can. Just be careful not to spoil too many surprises!

Steam, Xbox, Wii U (EU & AU/NZ), PS4 (EU) and Vita (EU) get ready!

Your codes are being sent out presently! Watch your inboxes! For other platforms (Vita NA and PS4 NA, we expect those to be sent out between now and Monday, April 9th).

Note re: Wii U North America Codes

These codes are being sent your way now. However, the Wii U Codes (NA) for Costume Pack will be “time stamped”, meaning that content will not activate until April 10th. You CAN enter your code immediately, it just won't activate. This is for NORTH AMERICA WII U ONLY.

Again, your code is good, even if you enter it and the download doesn’t appear to activate. Keep the code and enter it again on April 10th! Sorry for the inconvenience.

Reminder about finding your codes!

Watch your inboxes (and spam filters) for your download code! As always, you can refer to Kickstarter Update #94 for a quick reminder on how to claim rewards. Again, thanks for your patience as we serve everyone.

THIS IS IT! Get ready to enjoy the FINAL Shantae: Half-Genie Hero DLC!!

Shantae Costume Pack DLC draws near!

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A Stylish Game-Changer!

Welcome friends! Today we’re diving into the Costume Pack DLC! This is the FINAL Stretch Goal for Shantae: Half-Genie Hero, and it will be Ret-2-Go in just a few weeks!

This DLC contains three entirely new adventures starring Ninja Shantae, Beach Shantae, and Officer Shantae. Each of these stand-alone modes contains a full “what-if” storyline, new moves, voices, and character artwork. Let’s take a closer look at these flashy game-changing modes!

Ninja Mode!

Shantae decides to become a become a Ninja Master - but first she must undergo intense training! Speed, Stealth, Self-control! She must learn the way of the ninja to defeat her greatest foe.

As a ninja, Shantae moves at super speed. This time out she can’t transform, but she can wall jump, teleport, and throw kunai & throwing stars at enemies. Collect Gems to power up your moves, and search out new Dream Squid locations in hopes of finding them all. Do that, and you’ll unlock exciting Ninja themed win screen images.

Beach Mode!

Shantae finally takes a day off, and her heart is set on finding the "Very Best Beach" in all of Sequin Land! However, rival sunbathers, competitive shell collectors, and other “shallow” minded foes get between Shantae and her fun day in the sun.

In this mode, you’ll play as Shantae in her swimsuit! She attacks with her ponytail as per usual, but also use a bouncing Beach Ball Attack to hit distant targets. Dancing is replaced by a bubble move, which allows Shantae to float through the air! Just don’t let her bubble pop - or she’ll plummet to the ground! In water, Beach Shantae moves at high speed. So far, so good! What’s the catch? Is there a catch?

Yes, here’s the catch - the sun, it burns! Shantae’s delicate skin is not used to all this exposure to the elements (please humor us on this one)! Over time, she’ll begin to heat up and eventually will begin to take Burn Damage. To combat this problem, players will be able to cool her off by collecting sunscreen placed around the levels, or by taking a quick dip! Help Shantae beat the heat and unlock the best win screens!

(Safety Tip: Swimming doesn’t actually protect a person from sunburn. In some cases, it can make it worse. Beware, and be aware).

Officer Mode!

Shantae gets a crossover event with Patricia Wagon from WayForward’s own Mighty Switch Force series!

As an officer of the law, Shantae is tasked with re-capturing the escaped Space Hooligans and clearing each stage!

In her Officer Costume, Shantae can use the Siren Helmet to “Switch Up” solid blocks scattered about each stage. Controlling the position of these blocks will allow her to solve puzzles and navigate around. Just don’t let her get smashed into the screen! Shantae also gets an upgradable Pellet Gun in place of her usual ponytail attack, useful for blasting monsters to shreds. 

Unlike the “Mighty Switch Force” games, Shantae won’t have to collect every Hooligan to clear a stage. However, collecting them all and getting the best times will unlock special win screens, so try your best!

Code Distribution for Costume Pack Coming Soon!

We’ll be back in a couple of weeks to discuss code distribution! As always, our goal is is to deliver the Costume Pack DLC to Backers well before it goes public. Codes have been requested, and you can expect us to turn the town upside down in order to make that happen. By now you know that it doesn’t always go to plan, but please know that we do everything in our power to serve Backers first! 

Backer Sketches!

If you backed at the “Original Sketch” tier, keep an eye on your mailbox (yes, that thing that exists in the real world). Sketches are heading your way! We will email each Sketch Backer individually, and will provide a tracking number for you. They’re coming in sturdy do-not-bend envelopes to ensure they’re well protected. 

Each sketch request was created personally by Shantae series director Matt Bozon for that specific Backer! In cases where the request was… shall we say... “out of bounds”, he improvised. But, we’re pretty sure you’ll love what he came up with! Some are marker drawings, others are in pencil, and all are signed. We hope you’ll treasure your original sketch!

Community!

We haven’t done this for a while, but there’s another Kickstarter Campaign that we think you’d like to know about. Check out CHICKEN WIGGLE WORKSHOP for Nintendo Switch!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2029149553/chicken-wiggle-workshop-for-nintendo-switch

This fun new project comes to you from Jools Watsham, creator of Xeodrifter and Mutant Mudds (in which Shantae has cameod)! Jools and WayForward have worked together for many years, dating back to Sigma Star Saga for Game Boy Advance in 2005. The project is close to funding, so consider following that link and baking it!

Until Next Time!

Costume Pack is coming up quickly, so you won’t have long to wait! See you then!

T-shirt Reveal!

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First look at the Backer Shirt!

Happy day to you, Backers! It’s time to unveil the Shantae Backer T-shirt!

For this reward, we reached out to popular Japanese graphic designer “Kentoo” to see if he’d come up with something special for our Backers. He came up with this visually striking design that we feel is as fun, refreshing and unexpected as Shantae herself. We hope you’ll love your shirt as much as we do!

 Above is a peek at the shirt samples, printed on “Next Level men’s Cotton Crew”, and “Next Level women’s Boyfriend Tee”.

About Changes

A quick reminder about shirts. As you know, the Kickstarter Rewards page has been locked down for several months, meaning there is no way to manually change your reward selections, including your shirt size.

If you find yourself needing to make a last minute change to your shirt size, you’ll need to contact WayForward Support by March 14.

Follow these steps, and we’ll help make the appropriate changes:

  • Email us at support@wayforward.com
  • Tell us the Name you backed with
  • Tell us the Email you backed from
  • Tell us the Shirt you’d like (male or female, and what size you’d like to change it to)

Remember, you only have until March 14 to email us and make your final changes!

 

Sizing

Below is a handy sizing chart you can use to double-check your “Next Level men’s Cotton Crew”, or “Next Level women’s Boyfriend Tee”.

Thank you!

That’s all for today! See you next update!

Tomorrow (Feb. 28th) is the Last Day to change your Shipping!

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Important reminder!

Please take a moment to log into BackerKit, and make certain that your shipping information is correct. The LAST DAY to change your shipping address is TOMORROW (February 28th)! Let’s make sure that any physical rewards you’ve backed (shirt, poster, coin, CD, art book) make it to the right place!

How To:

To check and/or change your address, log into your BackerKit account and click "Edit Shipping Info" under your address. After you are done entering your address, click "Next." Then click "Place My Order" to save any changes you made to your order info. Don't worry - you're not actually ordering anything, just confirming the order you already made when you first pledged!

Help!

If you have trouble logging into BackerKit, or if you can not change your shipping info for some reason, please contact support@wayforward.com. Please include the email you have associated with your pledge.

Again, he LAST DAY to change your shipping address is TOMORROW (February 28th)!!

Thank you!

FEB. 28th is the Last Day to Update your Shipping Address!

Posted by WayForward (Creator)
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Important reminder!

Please take a moment to log into BackerKit, and make certain that your shipping information is correct. The LAST DAY to change your shipping address is February 28th! Let’s make sure that any physical rewards you’ve backed (shirt, poster, coin, CD, art book) make it to the right place!

How To:

To check and/or change your address, log into your BackerKit account and click "Edit Shipping Info" under your address. After you are done entering your address, click "Next." Then click "Place My Order" to save any changes you made to your order info. Don't worry - you're not actually ordering anything, just confirming the order you already made when you first pledged!

Help!

If you have trouble logging into BackerKit, or if you can not change your shipping info form some reason, please contact support@wayforward.com. Please include the email you have associated with your pledge.

Again, the LAST DAY to change your shipping address is February 28th!!

Thank you!