Shantae: Half-Genie Hero debut screenshots
posted on 09.05.13 at 02:06 PM EDT by (@salromano)
First images of Shantae's high-def debut.

WayForward has released the first screenshots of Shantae: Half-Genie Hero.

The game, announced yesterday, is currently seeking funding on Kickstarter. It’s so far earned $123,000 of its $400,000 goal.

View the screenshots at the gallery.

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  • bloodiOS

    Here’s hoping that it’ll reach $1.3M.

    • Storm

      It’s a shame it had to come out at the same time as Mighty No. 9. I’m afraid it won’t even reach 1 million.

  • gerald

    Kinda on the fence with this one. I like 2D platformers and the visuals are nice, like a western style NIS look, but the gameplay and level design look very basic. Platformers need some serious difficulty to interest me.

  • Alkhan

    I’ll donate $40 when I see a concept art with a darker skinned Shantae. I know they said that the colors were a little washed unintentionally and they’ll try to fix it but I’ll still need to see it before I put down my money.

  • Budgiecat

    They shoulda done the Voltron game…

  • Locksus

    What do you guys think? Is the Virtual Console GBC Shantae worth the purchase? I had never really heard of the game until I saw it on the eShop.

  • gamelayer

    This looks like a poor, American version of Monster World IV.

  • Sae-Won Yoon

    Artstyle looks very Disgaea-ish,

  • bloodiOS

    For those who care, I’ve asked and was told that ALL versions of the game will run at native 1080p and 60 frames per second.

  • Arcana Gear

    this looks neat, shame that they choose a poor timing, now with mighty no.9 the same target demographic for this game is donating/donated all they can for the inafune game, and i wanted the one million goal so much…….

  • Elvick

    Good grief, posted it on the wrong article… D;

    Anyhoo, I wish the art design was more like some of the old art. I saw someone mention the old art and new art being different… and that made me actually look at it. And now I can’t help but just want the old design.

    I like the new design on it’s own mind you, but definitely prefer this to it.

    • artemisthemp

      Why haven’t someone made a Anime out of this?
      I mean they have made a Anime about other shit like Girlz und GTFO

  • SolarisSpell

    To be honest, I prefer MightyNº9 over Shantae, but I don’t have money to fund both, so I threw my money to this one.
    Hope it helps.

  • anti

    Wayforward has listened to the Kickstarter feedback and officially updated Shantae’s skintone palette:

  • Hayato

    so this also available on ps vita too?.