Shantae: Half-Genie Hero – Pirate Queen’s Quest Releases Today

The first DLC campaign for Shantae: Half-Genie Hero, Pirate Queen's Quest, releases today! Enter the winklepickers of Risky Boots!

The first DLC character campaign for Shantae: Half-Genie Herotitled Pirate Queen's Curse, is now available for purchase on all platforms. The DLC campaign is the first of four character campaigns, with the other three planned for the future revolving around the characters Bolo, Sky, and Rottytops.  

The campaign sees the player taking control of Shantae's arch-nemesis, Risky Boots, in a story-line that parallels the main Shantae campaign. The DLC campaign uses a completely different play-style that is more in line with the previous installment in the Shantae series, Shantae and the Pirate's Curse. Instead of Shantae's magical belly-dancing animal transformations, Risky will harness the power her tools, such as using her hat to float, her cannon to jump higher, and her pistol to attack from a distance, just to name a few.

The DLC is free to all backers of the game's Kickstarter (as will all future DLC updates), and will cost $10 for everyone else. Whether or not the $10 will carry over to the future DLC campaigns is yet to be seen. 

Shantae: Half-Genie Hero - Pirate Queen's Quest is now available for download on Xbox One, PS4, PlayStation Vita, Wii U, Nintendo Switch, and PC.

Published Aug. 29th 2017

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