WayForward’s fundraising campaign for Shantae: Half-Genie Hero may not be building as quickly as the unstoppable, money-inhaling juggernaut that was Mighty No. 9’s, but it has still been successful. Totals have been breaking into stretch goal territory in the campaign’s final days, now including an extra chapter to be added to the game.

According to WayForward’s Kickstarter page, the new chapter, tentatively titled “Sequins of Unfortunate Events”, sees Shantae solving the mystery of vanishing magic carpets after being invited to the races at Cape Crustacean.

The chapter is expected to include a new transformation and take place somewhere within the main game. It will be accessible in Shantae's adventure as well as in Risky Boots Mode, a previously reached stretch goal that offers a full campaign as the half-genie’s pirate nemesis.

“Sequins of Unfortunate Events” was unlocked at the $600,000 funding level, with Kickstarter and Paypal donations combined. The next stretch goal, unlocked at $700,000, involves a variety of outfits for Shantae that provide unique abilities and stats.

At the time of this post, the campaign had less than 44 hours to go and accrued more than $594,000 on Kickstarter, with more than $18,000 counted in the most frequent PayPal update on Wednesday morning. Do you think Half-Genie Hero will reach its next goal — or further — in time? Let us know.

[via kickstarter.com]