Shantae embarks on her first full HD adventure!

After three highly successful outings with Shantae, Shantae: Risky’s Revenge, and Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse, Shantae and her friends finally get a full HD console-based sequel! Boasting vivid, detailed high-definition graphics that retain the 2D hand-drawn sprites the series is known for, this newest entry in the Shantae series almost looks like a playable TV show!

Presented as a stage-based 2.5D platformer with heavy exploration elements, Shantae uses her trademark Hair-Whip Attack to dispatch enemies, then takes advantage of her Belly Dance Magic to transform into 8 different forms that each have their own unique abilities and move sets. As new forms are mastered, old stages can be re-explored to unearth new items and secrets, ensuring there’s plenty of content on offer for novices and platforming gurus alike. Topple the villainous Baron behind each criminal caper afflicting Sequin Land, and prepare for the ultimate showdown against Shantae’s arch-nemesis: that bodacious buccaneer, Risky Boots!

Shantae also dances her way through danger in the Shantae: Half-Genie Hero Ultimate Edition! The Ultimate Edition includes the two DLC adventures Pirate Queen’s Quest and Friends to the End, plus the Costume Pack mode, expanding the game with thrilling new challenges and experiences!

Release Dates

PlayStation®4, PlayStation®Vita:
December 20, 2016

Wii U™:
December 27, 2016

Nintendo Switch™:
May 8, 2018


Nintendo Switch
Nintendo Wii





Cartoon Violence
Suggestive Themes

Key Features

Shantae’s Trademark Belly Dance Moves Return

Dance to transform into all-new (and fan favorite) creatures! 8 transformations and over a dozen dances to master!

New Relic System

Unlock new powers and customize Shantae’s move set for a platforming experience uniquely tailored to your own gameplay style!

Conquer Arcade-Style Action Stages

Beat the boss, then come back later to find new items and secrets by way of the many new abilities and transformations you’ve learned, linking all of Sequin Land into a fully explorable world!

Huge Bosses, Humorous Dialogue, and More

Become reacquainted with the cast of Shantae in full HD, with exquisitely detailed screen-filling sprites, immersive 2.5D backdrops, wonderfully off-beat dialogue, and nonstop action!

Shantae’s Trademark Belly Dance Moves Come to Switch with Tons of Added Content

After completing Shantae’s storyline, dancing to transform into new and fan-favorite creatures alike, why not challenge a whole new storyline as Shantae’s arch-nemesis, Risky Boots? Or how about playing through added scenarios as Shantae’s friends? Or taking on new challenges as a ninja, beach bum, or policewoman? So many ways to play!

Select Edition:

Shantae: Half-Genie Hero - Ultimate Edition

The ultimate edition of Shantae: Half-Genie Hero comes with all of the previously released DLC, Modes, and Costumes in one epic collection! Includes an exclusive Blue Bathing Suit for use in Beach Mode!


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Shantae: Half-Genie Hero - Standard Edition

Shantae embarks on her first full HD adventure! When a mysterious crime wave sweeps Sequin Land, it’s up to Half-Genie Hero Shantae to save the day! Use Shantae’s devastating Hair-Whip Attack to send monsters flying, or Belly Dance to transform her into more powerful forms!


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