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Shantae: Half-Genie Hero coming if funded to Vita, Vita TV


WayForward will grant wishes for a Vita version of Shantae: Half-Genie Hero, but not just the regular version of the portable. If it meets its funding goal, the Kickstarter platformer will hair-whip its way onto Vita and the freshly unveiled Vita TV.

In a Kickstarter update, WayForward said it had noted fans asking for Half-Genie Hero to appear on Vita in addition to the Xbox One, PS4, Wii U, PS3, Xbox 360, and Windows PC versions already detailed. However, the catalyst for the portable's addition was yesterday's Sony conference, and the reveal of Vita TV, a micro-console version of the handheld. Vita TV plugs into tellies and lets users play Vita games using a DualShock.

"As it happens," reads WayForward's update, "The landscape of gaming has shifted somewhat today with Sony's Vita TV announcement. In response, we've decided to port wfEngine to Vita as part of our 'work-for-hire' business."

That suggests we'll likely see more WayForward games on Vita and Vita TV, although the American studio hasn't announced anything yet. As for Half-Genie Hero, at the time of writing it's at just over $220,000 of its $400,000 goal, only a week or so after kicking off and with 24 days on the clock. Looks like the new Shantae is bound for plenty of systems.

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