Shantae: Half-Genie Hero Update 1.01 Dropping Next Week, Here’s What’s Changing

March 3, 2017 Written by Alex Co

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Over on its official Kickstarter page, WayForward has outlined when and what will be included in Shantae: Half-Genie Hero’s upcoming update (1.01).

As one can expect from a title update, there’s quite a few bug fixes, but there is something new coming for everyone, and it’s free! Set to drop this March 6, Shantae: Half-Genie Hero update 1.01 will add “Hard Core” mode.

Hard Core Mode is a new difficulty setting for the main “Shantae” mode in Shantae: Half-Genie Hero. This mode is designed to provide an old-school, tough-as-nails challenge to players who miss the days of rage-quitting and throwing controllers. This mode offers a stiff challenge to any player daring to test their mettle. The same studio that developed such unforgiving brutal bliss as Contra 4, Bloodrayne Betrayal, Double Dragon Neon, and the original Shantae has returned to its roots, preparing for you a scalding hot platter of anger food. Trust us, there is no mercy to be found in this new mode, and if you want to survive you’ll need to master the game completely. There is no mercy to be found here – it’s Hard Core!

Warning! This new mode is not for everybody! On the other hand, it IS for everybody since it will be FREE to Backers, and anyone who bought the game.

What to expect in Shantae: Half-Genie Hero HARD CORE MODE:

  • Pain and suffering!
  • Harder hitting enemies!
  • Faster enemy patterns!
  • Faster scroll speeds!
  • Remixed enemy locations, and more of ‘em!
  • New Boss patterns, attacks, and stats!
  • Healing Items capped at six!
  • Re-balanced magic items!
  • Poor Shantae!

Again, HARD CORE MODE is free for everyone, and is included with Update 1.01

Bug Fixes!

Thanks to everyone who reported a bug or sent us a video. Twitch streams, Let’s Play videos, message board comments – it’s all helped us make the game better. The first game stability update (Update 1.01) will arrive on March 6th, and includes:

  • Bug fixes for all platforms
  • PSTV support (Playstation Vita version)
  • Free bonus content: HARD CORE MODE

We’re supporting every platform in every territory with this update. So if your particular version doesn’t update on Monday at 9:00 AM PST, it will soon! This includes retail versions.

Additionally, WayForward has mentioned that they are hard at work on DLC. We’ll give an update once we know more