New gameplay footage of Mermaid World from Shantae: Half-Genie Hero

The video below shows some more work-in-progress of the Mermaid world. The storyline here involves an evil counterfeiting operation, but we’ve opted to keep the video spoiler-free.

One area features some platforming over Greek style pillars, with water hazards and some enemies that might feel familiar to long-time Shantae fans. The next shows some assembly line style machinery inspired by the classic TV show opening of Laverne & Shirley. Shantae’s going to have a tough time navigating the dangers of a machine operated cannery, and there are new alligator-style workers to contend with, and some (now temporary) electric bats as well. There’s also an action packed escape portion where Shantae slides down a chute at high speeds.


Shantae: Half-Genie Hero, is an upcoming platform video game currently in development by WayForward Technologies and Inti Creates for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Wii U and PC. Currently there is no ETA on release but it’s currently in development.

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