Back before the days of glasses-free 3D and touch screens, there was a Nintendo handheld that conquered the globe.
Two years before developer WayForward Technologies went all super-sharp sprites with 2016's Shantae: 1/2 Genie Hero, they de-powered their magical maven and turned her into a pirate. Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse is one of the most satisfying 2D platformers going, and it’s out today on Switch.
Shantae: Half-Genie Hero adds a whole new adventure on December 12 with the $7.99 Friends to the End DLC. Players swap between three of Shantae’s pals—Sky, Bolo and Rottytops—as they travel through remixed game levels to save the half-genie from dark magic.
The fourth installment of WayForward Technologies’ Shantae series launches today, and the half-genie’s latest shape-shifting platforming adventure looks as good as it plays.
Massive open-world 3D games are lovely, but watching presentations for dozens of them over the course of three days is exhausting. The trailer for the latest installment of Wayforward Technologies’ Shantae series is exactly the refreshment I need.
Did you panic last week and stay up late to preorder a first-generation Apple Watch like some idiot? Me too. And here comes developer Wayforward Technologies to mildly justify it with Watch Quest.
Wayforward has released their last Shantae platformer, Risky's Revenge, on PC. The game, which originally came out on the DS in 2010, comes with updated, HD artwork, Steam trading cards and achievements, and controller support. The two new Shantae games, Half-Genie Hero and The Pirate's Curse, are still in development.
It's easy to lose sight of the next Shantae game with all the hoopla over the next-next one, but developer Wayforward is here to remind us (with a trailer, no less) that Shantae and the Pirate's Curse is still very much a thing.
Everyone's favorite half-genie belly dancer looks pretty good in HD. Shantae, the star of games like Shantae and Shantae: Risky's Revenge, wants to hair-whip her way to HD platforms, and the developers at WayForward are asking for $400,000 to make that happen.