WayForward Launches Kickstarter for Shantae: Half-Genie Hero

File this one under Kickstarters that should have no trouble getting funded. WayForward, the makers of Contra 4, Adventure Time and DuckTales Remastered, have launched a Kickstarter for the newly-announced Shantae title, Shantae: Half-Genie Hero. This comes in addition to “Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse,” a 3DS entry they’re developing that apparently needs no croudsourcing. Half-Genie Hero features gameplay along the lines of the previous titles in the series, taking inspirating from Metroidvania style games. Not much is yet known about it, but it will feature HD graphics, a new story and multiple chapters full of puzzles, adventuring and bosses.

Twelve bucks will get the game for the first thousand backers, raising to fifteen dollars after that. Other tiers include a digital soundtrack, art book, beta access, input on the design and more. Perhaps the most tempting reward tier is that of the Collector’s Edition, which includes a commemorative metal coin.
No release date yet, but the game is already confirmed for Wii U, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and Steam. Check out the Kickstarter video below, which showcases the HD gameplay:

  • Nico894

    I backed this, I gotta have that Jake Kaufman soundtrack :)