Shantae: Half-Genie Hero hits first stretch goal, adds bonus campaign

WayForward has surpassed the first stretch goal for its Kickstarter-funded platformer, Shantae: Half-Genie Hero, ensuring the finished product will include a second, alternate storyline.

In addition to its main adventure mode starring the belly-dancing genie Shantae, Half-Genie Hero will now feature a mode that features series antagonist Risky Boots as a playable character. If Half-Genie Hero's Kickstarter campaign reaches $600,000 in pledges by its deadline on Friday, WayForward will also add a bonus storyline chapter to the game, along with a new transformation ability. The project has earned over $513,000 to date.

Shantae: Half-Genie Hero is slated for release next year for the Wii U, PlayStation 3, PS4, PS Vita, Xbox 360, Xbox One and PC platforms via Steam.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.