WayForward’s sassy genie heroine Shantae will be jumping to the Nintendo Switch in the coming year in her latest game, Shantae: Half-Genie Hero. The company took to its official Twitter account to announce the port and possibly tease an exclusive color scheme for Shantae’s outfit.
Shantae: Half-Genie Hero is coming to Nintendo Switch this summer! Feel the beat with all new HD Rumble! Full details coming soon!! pic.twitter.com/WNTSGxYiSg
— WayForward (@WayForward) May 11, 2017
That color scheme is so sweet. Shantae: Half-Genie Hero already saw a release on the Wii U, so this new port will be a cross-generational indie affair, something that Nintendo was rumored not to be a fan of.
A decent place to start, but hardly the series’ best
If you’re new to the Shantae series and need a place to jump into it, this is a perfectly fine place to start. I said so in my review, and I say so here. Break the ice, learn the characters, then go ahead and play Shantae: Risky’s Revenge and Shantae: The Pirate’s Curse, both of which are more finely tuned games that touch on Shantae’s universe in a much deeper and shockingly emotional manner.
Shantae: Half-Genie Hero is already available for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Wii U, and PlayStation Vita. No release window for the Nintendo Switch has been announced yet.