Announced on Friday, the 1.01 update for Shantae: Half-Genie Hero goes live today! The 1.01 update is the first post-launch update for the critically-acclaimed 2D action-platformer and it brings a doozy of a challenge with Hardcore Mode.
What does Hardcore Mode include?
- 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!
“Thank you for your ongoing support, and for waiting patiently while we continue production of Shantae: Half-Genie Hero. And also thanks to everyone on Twitch, YouTube, and other social media for helping us make the game even better with this update,” said Matt Bozon, Creative Director at WayForward and creator of the Shantae series. “We hope you’ll enjoy Hard Core Mode while you wait for the bigger DLC packs to arrive. Remember, no throwing controllers, and please keep your hair-whipping in the game where it belongs!”
New DLC expansions are to come later this year. For now, download the update and prepare to get smacked around!