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A Belly Dancing Hair-Whipping HD adventure from WayForward: makers of Ducktales Remastered, Adventure Time, & Contra 4!
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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Pirate Queen’s Quest PS4 Codes in Hand!


Hi Backers!

Thanks for your patience while we distributed reward codes for Shantae: Pirate Queen’s Quest.

Final status report:

  • PlayStation 4 (North America): Delivered - (codes will activate Sept 1, at 10am PST)

Sorry that these codes went out with a time stamp. That was unintended! Right now, you'll just see an error if you type it in. Just hang onto it, and re-enter it in the morning and you'll be good to go. Even if you've tried to use it, your code will still be good.

And with that, all codes have been delivered! As a reminder, we do everything in our power to serve backers first. But it’s an unpredictable business and sometimes things take longer than expected, so we appreciated your understanding.

See ya next update!

Pirate Queen’s Quest Code Status: Update #2


Hi Backers! Good news!  

After some unforeseen delays, we’ve now been able to distribute even more of the “Shantae: Pirate Queen’s Quest” reward codes to Backers!

Shantae: Pirate Queen’s Quest DLC code status:

  • PSVita (North America): Delivered
  • Xbox One (Global): Delivered

We hope that PS4 (North America) will be ready to go in the next couple of days, which is the final set of codes left to distribute for this DLC. We’re very sorry to keep you waiting, and thanks for your patience!

Help Spread the Word!

With the game launching today, here are some handy links you can use to tell your friends!


Fun Stuff!



Pirate Queen’s Quest Code Status


Hi Backers! We’re back after a busy week of Backer Code distribution for Shantae: Pirate Queen’s Quest. If you’ve received your code, we hope you’re having a great time playing the game! If you have NOT received a code yet, please read this – answers are below!

Shantae: Pirate Queen’s Quest DLC code status:

  • Steam (global): Delivered 
  • Wii U (North America): Delivered
  • Wii U (Europe): Delivered
  • Wii U (Australia): Delivered
  • PS4 (Europe): Delivered
  • PSVita (Europe): Delivered
  • PS4 (North America): Pending
  • PSVita (North America): Pending 
  • Xbox One (global): Pending


What does PENDING mean?! HELP ME!

If you’re one of the platforms and/or territories listed above as “Pending”, that means the codes are still on the way. They might still arrive before the DLC is made available to the general public (possibly even as we write this), but we don’t want to take any chances.

For this reason, we’ll be sending each of the Backers whose codes are listed as “Pending” a free copy of the base game for Steam, along with a code for Pirate Queen’s Quest. That way you won’t be left out while you wait. We’re very sorry for the delay, so the extra game code, and extra DLC code are on the house. Feel free to use those codes or give them to a friend. We’ll notify you the moment your actual codes arrive!

As always, get rewards by logging into Backer Kit ( If you are having any further issues, please review Update #94!


What if it says DELIVERED, but I don’t have it?

First, be sure to check your spam filter. We have confirmed via Backer Kit that they have all been sent.

If you had difficulty logging into WayForward’s website earlier this week, this has been fixed, so please try again. Huge thanks to the Backers that discovered and reported the error.

Thanks, everyone, for your patience while we distribute codes!

Risky Boots DLC is Here!


Pirate Queen’s Quest On Deck!

Today marks the biggest day for our Kickstarter campaign since the game’s initial launch! THIS IS THE BIG ONE! Risky Boots DLC is ready to launch, under the new official title “Shantae: Pirate Queen’s Quest”!

The game will be available worldwide on August 29th! We really want to make a huge splash with this new mode, so PLEASE help us spread the word so we can make this a successful launch day! This is premium (paid) content for the rest of the world, but free to Backers. We want the public to understand that this is not merely an add-on character. It’s a completely different game experience - new enemies, storyline, and abilities.

We have a Press Release going out to the general public, with a Press Kit ( Please share this info with as many folks as you can! Thank you!

Risky Boots Codes!

With Pirate Queen’s Quest launching publicly next week, we’re dedicating THIS WEEK to getting codes to Backers! As before, we’re prioritizing Backers so that you’ll have time to play before anyone else!

We’ll start the distribution process TODAY, so keep an eye on your inbox! As before, we apologize that there’s no way to post all of them simultaneously. We have a lot of Backers around the globe, so we have to work with many external groups to handle the code acquisition and distribution. It takes a few days to get the codes to everyone, so thanks for your patience!

Please keep it Spoiler-Free!

Many of you have asked if you can stream or post images and videos. Yes, please do! But, we do ask that you post appropriate spoiler warnings on your video descriptions, and use tact when posting images. Keep it spoiler-free so everyone can enjoy this awesome new content! Thanks!

If you need help finding your code, please refer to Kickstarter Update #94 for more information.

Enjoy the game and see you next update!

Tinkerbat Dance How-To Guide:


 Hi Backers!

At this time, the “Tinkerbat Dance” Reward has been sent out to everyone at the “$55 and above” Tier! We hope you’ll have a blast transforming into the Tinkerbat!

Here’s a simple HOW-TO guide to show you how to unlock the Tinkerbat Dance in the game.

  • First, REDEEM your download code for the Tinkerbat Dance from the appropriate digital store (Nintendo eShop, Steam, Playstation Store, or Xbox Games Store).
  • Once it’s fully downloaded, exit the game completely. This will allow the new content to install. When you restart the game, you’ll get a confirmation message at the title screen.
  • From here you can start a new game, or dive right into a game already in progress. The Tinkerbat Dance DLC works with any of the Shantae Modes (Normal Mode, Hero Mode, or Hard Core Mode).
  • Collect 100 Gems! You’re going to need them!
  • Find a Snake Jar (one of those slippery dance vendors scattered throughout the game) and buy the Dryad Dance for 100 GEMS. NOTE: The earliest Snake Jar can be found at the top of the Mermaid Factory in World 2.
  • Talk to her again, and this time offer to TRADE the Dryad Dance for the Tinkerbat Dance. Now you’re ready to start dancing!



  • As a Tinkerbat, Shantae can slice with her scimitar, or get a longer jump by deploying the Tinkercopter on her back! Give it a try!

Have fun, and see you next update!