Top 3 Reasons to Be Excited for Shantae: Half-Genie Hero on Switch

Top 3 Reasons to Be Excited for Shantae: Half-Genie Hero on Switch

Shantae: Half-Genie Hero, which initially launched last December for several platforms including the Wii U, is on its way to the Nintendo Switch this summer. Here are the top 3 reasons to be excited for it.


HD Rumble

Half-Genie Hero will support the Switch’s HD Rumble feature, with over 150 Rumble events. While it might be a minor addition to many fans, it’s something that sets the Switch version apart from the others. It will be interesting to see how HD Rumble is implemented.

It Could Lead to Future Shantae Ports

This one’s pure speculation, but with the newest game in the series coming to the Switch, it could mean other Shantae games will become available once the Virtual Console is active. The series has always had a good history with Nintendo consoles, ever since the original came out for the Game Boy Color, so it’s not unlikely.

Play On the Go

One of the Switch’s biggest selling points is that you can take it with you like a handheld system. Since the only handheld Half-Genie Hero released for is the PlayStation Vita, the Nintendo Switch version will open the door for more players to enjoy it on the go.

In Conclusion

Of course, while these are three good reasons to be excited about Shantae: Half-Genie Hero coming to the Nintendo Switch, the biggest reason of all is to enjoy the game itself. Shantae: Half-Genie Hero will be available for the Switch sometime this summer, with plans for a retail version already in place. Are you going to pick it up?

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  1. great to see this coming to the switch

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