Coming out of nowhere and surprising everybody, WayForward has released one final, free DLC campaign for Shantae: Half-Genie Hero, several months after the release of the game’s Ultimate Edition. The added campaign is the new «Jammies Mode», which provides a new set of moves for Shantae and a re-written story.
«Jammies Mode» sees Shantae traversing Sequin Land in order to hand out invitations to her ultimate slumber party to everyone she knows, which she’s hosting as a way of saying thank you to everyone for helping her on her journey. In this mode, Shantae has the ability to float on a dream cloud, bounce sleepy sheep across the screen, and pillow-fight enemies’ pants off.
As yet another added surprise included with the update is a new Transformation Dance for Shantae, allowing her to transform into the tank Sophia III from Blaster Master Zero, in which Shantae made a cameo as DLC. The dance can be obtained from the game’s snake merchant lady upon purchasing and trading in the Super Revive Dance
WayForward announced the free update for all versions of the game out of nowhere, and cited it as the team’s way of saying «thank you» to everybody that supported the game throughout its long, extensive development process. The most recent update on the game’s Kickstarter reads:
«Jammies Mode» is our way of saying [sic] THANK YOU to everyone who supported this campaign! We hope you’ll accept this gift, along with our warmest and most heartfelt appreciation for funding this project. We would never have made this game if it weren’t for you!
On behalf of our Backers, and with the cooperation of our partners at Xseed, Pqube, and Amuzio, we are launching this free content update today on all platforms, all versions, all over the world, to Backers and non-Backers. In this way we hope to spread your generosity to the next generation of Shantae fans!!
«Jammies Mode» and the optional Sophia III transformation dance are now available as free updates for all versions of Shantae: Half-Genie Hero. You can view a trailer for the «Shantae Summer Surprise» Down Below: