E3 2017: Shantae: Half-Genie Hero Shows Off Pirate Queen’s Quest DLC

Shantae: Half-Genie Hero was easily one of last year’s most enjoyable platformers, even if it arrived quite late in the year. But more than a few people have wondering about one the stretch goals from the game’s Kickstarter campaign, namely the Risky Boots mode that allows you to play an entirely new campaign as Shantae’s pirate arch-nemesis. Well, this week at E3, WayForward finally revealed the new content for everyone, now a premium DLC expansion going by the moniker of Pirate Queen’s Quest, as you can check out in the teaser below.

Running parallel to events of the main campaign, Pirate Queen’s Quest sees you playing as Risky as you try to find the five components needed to upgrade your stolen Dynamo and take over Sequin Land. Naturally, our villainess has her own set of moves, tools, and abilities, including being able to summon her own adorable Tinkerbat minions to tackle foes. Shantae: Half-Genie Hero – Pirate Queen’s Quest is due out this Summer for all major platforms that the original game was released on, and will be free for the game’s backers, thus giving them the easy opportunity to check out why being bad feels so good.