Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse—the next 3DS Shantae, not to be confused with the Kickstarter-funded Half-Genie Hero for consoles—will miss its intended Q1 release by a few months, developer WayForward revealed.
Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse will be in development for a couple more months while we add a few finishing touches. Almost there!
— WayForward (@WayForward) March 3, 2014
Pirate’s Curse is described as being twice as large as the previous Shantae title, Risky’s Revenge, and will open up the world to feel like a Metroidvania game than the previous two releases.
Shantae: Half-Genie Hero, on the other hand, successfully earned $776,084 in funding through Kickstarter back in October—$376,084 more than its intended $400,000 funding goal. As a result of reaching several stretch goals, Half-Genie Hero will sport an extra, Risky Boots–centric campaign, two bonus chapters, and stat-changing special costumes. Half-Genie hero is coming to PS4, Xbox One, PS3, PS Vita, Xbox 360, Steam, and Wii U.