Shantae: Half-Genie Hero

Many have no doubt been looking forward to the release of Shantae: Half-Genie Hero, the latest in WayForward's flagship action platforming series. The build we played at E3 a few months back was top notch, and there's little doubt that the rest of the game will hold to the series' standard. Previously the release date was set for 27th September, but it now appears that we'll have to wait a little longer before getting a chance to play Shantae's latest.

WayForward recently posted an update to the Kickstarter page with some rather bittersweet news. First of all, the game is now "content complete", and the studio is now shifting its focus to bug testing and polishing. Unfortunately, that'll take some time, and the release date is being pushed bacl by roughly six weeks. Here's what they had to say:

First things first – we are going to have to adjust our Target Release Date, moving it back from our 9/27 Target Release date by about 6 weeks, give or take. We know this will disappoint some of you, but we feel that it's necessary to take that extra time for bug fixing and adding additional polish. We know you want the final product to be excellent and so do we! Thanks for your patience and support as we approach the finish line!

If you read the post here, WayForward lays out a specific plan for what they intend to do with this extra time. Hopefully, it'll be worth the wait.

What do you think? Are you disappointed by this? Would you rather they have released it and put out a patch later? Drop us a comment in the section below.