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Your wish is granted - Shantae: Half-Genie Hero's Kickstarter is successfully funded
by Matthew Diener 24/9/2013
Product: Shantae: Half Genie Hero
Developer: WayForward
Format: PS Vita
Genre: Adventure, Platform
WayForward has struck success with its HD Shantae game over on Kickstarter.

With just under 10 days left in its campaign, the gorgeous-looking platformer Shantae: Half-Genie Hero crossed the $400,000 mark which means it will be coming to the PS Vita and the PS Vita TV.

What's more, there's still enough time for Shantae: Half-Genie Hero to hit its $500,000 stretch goal, which opens up a new 'Risky Mode' that lets you play as Shantae's archrival, the buxom buccaneer Risky Boots.

It seems unlikely that Half-Genie Hero will reach any further stretch goals past Risky Mode, however - which is a pity, as the bonus chapters at $600,000 and $800,000 sounded pretty fun.

If you'd like to contribute to Shantae: Half-Genie Hero's Kickstarter, you have nine days to go nuts, secure some backer rewards, and help make Risky Mode a reality.

Not sure if this one's worth getting excited about? Check out the game footage below and you'll see why we didn't hesitate to compare this hair-whipping platformer to the likes of Metroid and Castlevania.

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