Much like Xenoblade Chronicles 2, when it comes to DLC, Shantae: Half-Genie Hero is the game that keeps on giving, as WayForward have made a ton of new content for the game and today, as a way of saying thanks, a completely unexpected update has just dropped.

Labelled as being a Shantae Summer Surprise, the free to download title adds a new Jammies mode, which plays like the previous DLC campaigns, but there’s also a new Blaster Master Zero inspired Transformation Dance as well. The full announcement, and video concerning today’s news, can be seen here:

 Shantae Summer Surprise

Shantae: Half Genie Hero – Shantae Summer Surprise! – Out Today!:


Valencia, Calif. – 7/31//2018— WayForward is pleased to announce Shantae: Jammies Mode + Blaster Master Zero Transformation Dance!


Name: Shantae: Jammies Mode + Blaster Master Zero Transformation Dance

Publisher/Developer: WayForward

Release Date: July 31st 2018

Platforms: Nintendo Switch, Wii U, PS4, PSVita, Xbox One, Steam for Windows PC

Players: Single Player

Price: Free!


Starting today, ALL versions of Shantae: Half-Genie Hero will receive a FREE content update that brings an all-new Jammies Mode and Blaster Master Zero Transformation Dance!

Enjoy playing a brand new adventure in naught but your jam-jams! Pillow fight your foes, float on a dream-like cloud, and deploy sleepy sheep projectiles to deal huge damage!

Also included is a new bonus Transformation Dance for use in the main Shantae adventure – change into Sophia III from Blaster Master Zero and blast enemies to bits!

This update is free for all versions of Shantae: Half-Genie Hero (both the base version and Ultimate Edition) – all territories on every gaming platform! It’s our free gift to all of you for supporting Shantae: Half-Genie Hero!

Source: WayForward PR

By Jack Longman

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One thought on “Shantae’s Summer Starts Now with a Free “Summer Surprise” Update for all Versions of Shantae: Half-Genie Hero”
  1. as always, no instructions on how to download it.. it’s not that simple for some platforms.

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