The Nintendo Switch came off the starting gate hot. The system has been sold out all over the place and they've had difficulty keeping them in stock. The major issue, however, is that the system lacks games. Well, another developer has just announced that a former Wii U game is making its way to the Switch.
The name of the game is Shantae: Half-Genie Hero and it's coming to the Nintendo Switch this summer, as revealed by WayForward Games on their official Twitter.
The game originally came out late last year for the PC, Xbox One, PS4, PS Vita and Wii U. The game is now scheduled to make its debut on the Nintendo Switch this summer.
For those of you who don't know, the Nintendo Switch supports an HD rumble, where the Joy-Con controllers can imitate different types of rumble feedback. This is one of the key selling points for the Switch and was used to help bolster the marketing appeal for games like 1-2-Switch.
The various types of rumble gives gamers completely different kinds of feedback, which is how many of the mini-games in 1-2-Switch differentiate themselves from one another. We don't know how the rumble feature will work exactly with the different events in Shantae but it's cool that WayForward is seeking to take advantage of Nintendo's new tech.
As for the game itself... Shantae: Half-Genie Hero was a real treat. This game was a real passion project for WayForward and you could tell from the way it was designed from top to bottom. The animations are some of the best ever featured in a 2.5D platformer, and they put a whole lot of love and care into the art-style and character designs.
The platformer also has some RPG-style missions where players can replay older missions by completing additional side-quests. Shantae has the ability to also unlock new powers to progress through the game, and can even uncover new secrets and routes through levels using her new powers that were previously blocked.
As a Kickstarter project, this game was criminally under-represented in the media due to the quality of design that WayForward poured into the game. It's a real shame because Mighty No. 9 gained so much negative attention from the media when there should have been a lot more positive attention put onto a game like Shantae: Half-Genie Hero that actually delivered, and then some, as far as a crowdfunded project was concerned.
You can look for the half-genie magical hero to make her debut on the Nintendo Switch this summer.