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Shantae: Half-Genie Hero
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Shantae is the main protagonist of the Shantae series. The half-genie guardian of Scuttle Town , Shantae works tirelessly to thwart the plans of the nefarious lady-pirate, Risky Boots. Shantae is a professional belly dancer, her outfit usually consists of sheer harem pants , a bra, and gold jewellery. She has a relatively thin yet curvy figure and is rather short compared to some other characters in the game. Her parentage is uncertain, but it is known that her mother was a genie and there is speculation about who her father was. Throughout the series, Shantae has had the ability to transform into many different things by using her magical powers.
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Shantae: Half-Genie Hero is a Kickstarter-funded multiplatform console game. A Nintendo Switch port was also released in The game was crowdfunded on Kickstarter from September to October , but donations were still possible via PayPal on WayForward's official website, and closed on December 16, The game was originally slated for an October release, but it was delayed to account for development of the stretch goal rewards. The game was set to be released on September 27th, , but was postponed by "6 weeks give or take", and instead released on December 20th worldwide.
It is the fourth game in the Shantae series, following Shantae and the Pirate's Curse , and the first to be specifically developed for high definition game platforms. Like the previous installments of the series, the player takes control of Shantae , a half- genie who can use her hair as a whip to attack enemies. Throughout the game, Shantae can obtain dances that allow her to transform into various forms, each with their own abilities that can access otherwise inaccessible areas. Along with returning transformations, such as the monkey and elephant, new forms include a bat that can cross long gaps, a crab that can maneuver underwater, and a mouse that can crawl into small mazes. These transformations can be further upgraded with new abilities.