Update version 1.01 is out now, and brings with it a ton of great fixes and improvements.

WayForward and XSEED have released a patch for Shantae: Half-Genie Hero which will bring the game up to version 1.01 and make a ton of great changes. Among the usual bug-fixes is the newly instituted Hard Core Mode, which sees you facing a harder, old-school style challenge with a ton of punishing changes.

As for what’s included in Hard Core Mode, the list of what to expect is as follows;

  • 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!

So that sounds like a hell of a lot of fun, but that’s certainly not all that 1.01 has to offer. It’ll also activate PlayStation TV compatibility, and bring the hair-whippin’ bad-ass Shantae to yet one more gaming niche.

Are you running to update? I did! Spin those yellow refresh buttons and get it done! 😉

  • Lester Paredes

    And it looks fantastic on a TV