PQube has confirmed that it'll be publishing this Ultimate Edition in Europe, with its release to come in 2018. XSEED Games (below) is publishing in North America.
Shantae: Half-Genie Hero was a fantastic game right from the off, yet it was still improved even more when the additional Pirate Queen’s Quest DLC added a whole new campaign with a different playable character. There’s still more DLC to come, along with a physical release, and XSEED Games recently lifted the lid on what we can expect with this forthcoming cartridge release.
In a Facebook post, XSEED revealed that the physical edition—called Shantae: Half-Genie Hero Ultimate Edition—will come standard with all of the DLC that’s coming for the game. Not only will it include the Risky Boots expansion from last month, but it’ll also have the upcoming Friends Mode DLC campaign—starring Sky, Bolo, and Rottytops—and the Costume Mode, an arcade mode with three different adventures wherein you play as Ninja Shantae, Beach Shantae, or Officer Shantae (think Mighty Switch Force). There’s still no release date, but hopefully the wait won’t be too much longer.
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