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Shantae, WayForward's tentpole IP that's developed an audience on Nintendo portables in addition to other systems through remasters, is getting its next title very soon - Shantae: Half-Genie Hero. Crowdfunded and a decent amount of time in the making, we're now just a couple of weeks from playing it.

A fresh press release from publisher XSEED Games has normal news and bad news - the former is that the game is still coming to the Wii U eShop on 20th December. The bad news is that the slightly more expensive 'Risky Beats' retail version will be a little later than expected on Wii U; it's now coming to Nintendo's system in disc form on 27th December, one week later than the equivalent editions on PS4 and PS Vita.

It's slightly disappointing but not exactly the end of the world; those that have a pre-order down with the idea of popping a disc in their Wii U for Christmas will likely receive a notification from their retailer of choice soon. On the plus side it's coming to the eShop on schedule, so in theory we can all play it with a belly full of festive food.

Are you planning to pick up Shantae: Half-Genie Hero?