Shantae: Half-Genie Hero Delivers Summer Surprise DLC

Well, it took quite a while, but WayForward has finally delivered the final bit of DLC promised by the Kickstarter campaign for their hit platformer, Shantae: Half-Genie Hero. Deemed the Summer Surprise DLC, the new content is free for all owners of the game, as outlined in the trailer below. Needless to say, it delivers the only addition we ever truly needed for any video game at all: Jammies Mode.

Yes, Jammies Mode. The DLC allows for a new story where Shantae wants to throw a big slumber party for all her friends that have supported her, appropriately enough. So now Shantae can travel in her jam jams while handing out invites to her pals. Our heroine now has pillows to fight with, the ability to float on clouds, and sheep attacks, making for some ridiculously adorable gameplay.

But that’s not all! As a nod to Shantae’s bonus appearance in Blaster Master Zero, she now gains a Blaster Master Zero Transformation Dance! The Super Revive Dance can now be traded in for a Sophia III Transformation Dance, turning Shantae into the titular tank. So with these lovely additions to the game free and available now, owners of Shantae: Half-Genie Hero would be wise to dive back into it ASAP.