Shantae Half Genie Hero Is Getting a Hard Core Mode?

I’m sure many of us have beaten Shantae Half-Genie Hero so many times that it should be a crime. Well, WayForward is doing something about that and has announced a new mode for the game. A Hard Core mode, to be exact.

This new mode will add a new difficulty to the game and will provide an old-school, tough-as-nails challenge. Wayforward wants to return to the days of not holding gamers hands and inducing rage-quitting and controller tossing as a new sport.

The new update will be added in update 1.01 and will be to backers of the title and anyone who purchased the game. So basically, everyone will have the chance to get beaten into submission.

Hard Core Mode is a new difficulty setting for the main “Shantae” mode in Shantae: Half-Genie Hero. This mode is designed to provide an old-school, tough-as-nails challenge to players who miss the days of rage-quitting and throwing controllers. This mode offers a stiff challenge to any player daring to test their mettle. The same studio that developed such unforgiving brutal bliss as Contra 4, Bloodrayne Betrayal, Double Dragon Neon, and the original Shantae has returned to its roots, preparing for you a scalding hot platter of anger food. Trust us, there is no mercy to be found in this new mode, and if you want to survive you’ll need to master the game completely. There is no mercy to be found here – it’s Hard Core!

Warning! This new mode is not for everybody! On the other hand, it IS for everybody since it will be FREE to Backers, and anyone who bought the game.

What to expect in Shantae: Half-Genie Hero HARD CORE MODE:

  • Pain and suffering!
  • Harder hitting enemies!
  • Faster enemy patterns!
  • Faster scroll speeds!
  • Remixed enemy locations, and more of ‘em!
  • New Boss patterns, attacks, and stats!
  • Healing Items capped at six!
  • Re-balanced magic items!
  • Poor Shantae!

Well, coming from someone who plays Dark Souls when he’s bored, I well the new challenge. You hear me WayForward, I welcome this!

Shantae Half-Genie Hero is currently available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Wii U, PlayStation Vita, and PC.

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Keith Mitchell is the Founder and Editor in Chief of The Outerhaven. A grizzled IT professional during the day, but a passionate lover of video games after his 9-5 grid. Loves playing the Dark Souls series and has been gaming since he was 6 years old. You can find him on Twitter as @Shadowhaxor or you can email her at keith.mitchell@theouterhaven.net.