Though Shantae: Half-Genie Hero was an excellent game at launch, WayForward has since been working tirelessly on new modes and expansions featuring different characters and playstyles. It’s been a great run so far, though there’s been one major update left that was included as a stretch goal in the initial Kickstarter campaign. Fortunately, fans of the game won’t have long to wait, as WayForward has just shared new details about the forthcoming update.

Dubbed “Costume Mode”, this new mode will feature three ‘what if?’ scenarios that feature new moves, storylines, voices, and artwork. Ninja Mode will see Shantae taking on the role of a shinobi who can wall jump, throw kunais, and more, but she won’t have any of her dancing transformations. Beach Mode will see Shantae searching for the perfect beach, with the major change this time around being that she’ll take burn damage if she’s out in the sun too long. Players will need to jump into water or collect sunscreen to keep Shantae cool. Police Mode will see Shantae crossing over with Mighty Switch Force! and chasing down Space Hooligans, armed with a pellet gun and the Switch Up mechanic from the Mighty Switch Force! games.

Download codes are expected to go out to backers in the next few weeks, and for those of you that bought the game afterwards, it hopefully won’t be too long of a wait before the DLC goes live.

What do you think? Will you be picking up this DLC? What did you think of Half-Genie Hero? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

[via kickstarter.com]