Release Dates
(PS4, Xbox One, Wii U, PS Vita, PC) Worldwide
Dec 20 2016
(Switch) Worldwide
Jun 8 2017
(Stadia) Worldwide
Feb 23 2021
(PS5) Worldwide
Nov 2 2021

Shantae: Half-Genie Hero is a platformer developed and published by WayForward Technologies.


Shantae embarks on her first full high-definition 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! Topple the masterminds behind each criminal caper and prepare for the ultimate showdown against Shantae’s arch nemesis—the bodacious buccaneer Risky Boots!

Key Features

  • Shantae’s trademark moves return! Dance to transform into all-new and classic creatures, or summon magical attacks! Over a dozen dances to discover in all!
  • New Relic System allows players to unlock new powers and customize moves for Shantae and her many forms!
  • Conquer arcade-style action stages that unfold into a full world to explore. Fast action and quest-style exploration rolled into one!
  • Huge Bosses, humorous dialogue, and the wonderfully weird Shantae cast return, now in fully animated high-definition!

Ultimate Edition

Alongside the Main Game, Shantae: Half-Genie Hero Ultimate Edition also includes the following modes, offering captivating new play mechanics and gameplay features:

  • Hero Mode – Replay the adventure with the main transformations unlocked!
  • Hard Core Mode – A classic, tough-as-nails difficulty setting for those craving an “old-school” challenge.
  • Pirate Queen’s Quest – Play this alternate storyline as the nefarious Risky Boots!
  • Friends to the End – Play a new adventure as Shantae’s friends – Sky, Bolo, and Rottytops!
  • Ninja Mode – An arcade-style adventure! Dash and slash with ninja speed!
  • Beach Mode – An arcade-style adventure! Hit the beach and don’t get sunburned!
  • Officer Mode – An arcade-style adventure! Switch up your surroundings!
  • Jammies Mode – Prepare for the ultimate pillow fight!

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