According to a tweet by WayForward, it looks like we’ve got a date with Shantae this September.

Shantae: Half-Genie Hero is coming to PlayStation Vita as both a physical and digital version this September! A tweet from WayForward combined with a recent press release from XSEED has given us some new insight into how and when this game is coming, but first let’s get a refresher on what it’s all about (courtesy of XSEED);

“In the magical world of Sequin Land lives Shantae, a spirited young half-genie. She has dedicated her life to defending her home of Scuttle Town from evil in all forms, and has been called upon again as pirates attack! Using her trademark Hair-Whip Attack and special ability to transform herself into various kinds of creatures by way of magical belly-dancing, she must fight her way through steamy jungles, ancient ruins, and stormy deserts to topple the villainous Barons behind each criminal caper, preparing for the ultimate showdown against her arch-nemesis: the bodacious buccaneer Risky Boots!”

Have we tickled your memories on this one? Have we caught your attention for the first time? Good, ’cause now it’s time to lay it down. 🙂

XSEED will be publishing a physical version of Shantae: Half-Genie Hero on PlayStation Vita September 27th in North America, with the digital version not dated but likely due the same day (as it’s release Tuesday).

…but that’s not all!

The game will be released physically as a special “Risky Beats” retail release, and will be packaged with a CD containing over twenty songs from the game. The suggested retail price for this generously packed physical copy is $29.99.

Here’s a tweet to confirm;

Has the magic of the genie reached you yet? Sound off in the comments below!

PS; We’ll let you know if we hear about Europe!

  • DCGX

    Hopefully this will be avaliable to preorder at Best Buy or Amazon too. Either way I’ll be pre-ordering this!

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  • chizwoz

    Cool. I have all of these consoles, but I’ll be going with my preference for indie games of physical Vita copy.

  • addictedtoretro

    Yeah I was wondering if it would be available on Amazon. I don’t want to hang around in not preordering it though just incase they turn around and say preorders are closed or something.

  • Kaboom

    About time. Hope I still get all my kickstarter stuff. 😛

  • Buckybuckster

    Sweet!! And a PHYSICAL release to boot!!