XSEED Games have been in touch to announce pricing and release date information for their North American release of Shantae: Half-Genie Hero, giving you only a short while to prepare.

XSEED Games has announced that both the physical and digital versions of Shantae: Half-Genie Hero are now set to launch on December 20th in North America; the digital release priced at $19.99US, and the physical “Risky Beats” edition set at $29.99US.


The Risky Beats edition of the game is set to be paired with a musical selections CD, though what tracks are on the CD has yet to be revealed.

As for the game itself, it’s set in the magical land of Sequin – the spirited half-genie Shantae tapped to defend Scuttle Town from the dreaded pirate “Queen” Risky Boots, and her plans to steal a limitless source of power.

Check it out via some newly released screens, and a new trailer below;

Will you be picking up Shantae’s latest adventure when it hits Vita later this month? Let us know in the comments below!

PS; No word yet on a European release, so stay tuned if that’s the boat you’re in.

  • moreover

    Tsk, waiting for a euro release.

  • Lester Paredes

    Preordered this ages ago. Just gotta wait a little bit longer… just a little longer…

  • Alondate31

    Another awesome game for Vita! There have been some really good games for Vita recently. Hue, Stein;Gate 0, Lara Croft GO, Neon Chrome, Yomawari and the list goes on 🙂

  • xxAcesHighxx

    Surely the EU version can’t be far behind? Right, right?