Wayforward, the studio behind DuckTales Remastered
and Adventure Time: Hey Ice King
, has launched a $400,000 Kickstarter campaign
for one of its original IPs, Shantae: Half-Genie Hero
. The new Shantae
is an HD adventure confirmed for Wii U, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and Steam.
, the first game in the series, launched on GameBoy Color in 2002, followed by Shantae: Risky's Revenge
on DSiWare in 2010 and iOS in 2011. Shantae and the Pirate's Curse
is currently on its way to the 3DS eShop.
features Shantae's "core gameplay," including whipping, belly dancing, platforming and customization. It throws Shantae into a dream world where she finds a new evil power, and back in reality she must locate and vanquish the new threat. The game is told in chapters, and funding will cover an opening stage with a boss, three chapters and a conclusion. Stretch goals, of course, can expand these parameters.
"Shantae: Half-Genie Hero
continues the tradition of action-adventure in the spirit of Metroid, Castlevania, and the Legend of Zelda," Wayforward writes. "Our goal is to introduce Shantae to a whole new audience with a fresh art style and a brand-spanking-new storyline. As always, we're putting pitch perfect controls in the front seat."
Less than one hour in
and Wayforward has snagged 500 backers and more than $14,000 for Half-Genie Hero