Nintendo Switch Receiving Another Wii U Game

Shantae: Half-Genie Hero is the next Wii U title coming to the console.

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The popular indie platformer Shantae: Half-Genie Hero is coming to Nintendo Switch this summer, developer WayForward has announced via Twitter. The game is releasing in both digital and physical formats, the latter of which is being published by Xseed.

Half-Genie Hero is the fourth installment in the Shantae series and the first to be developed for HD consoles, mixing beautiful hand-drawn character art with 3D environments. The game was released back in December 2016 for Wii U, PS4, Xbox One, PC, and PS Vita. In addition to the Shantae series, WayForward is known for its work on DuckTales Remastered and the Mighty Switch Force titles.

The Switch version of Half-Genie Hero will utilize the console's HD rumble feature with 150 exclusive "HD Rumble events." WayForward didn't explain how these events would be implemented in the gameplay, but the developer promised that more details would be "coming soon."

Half-Genie Hero is the latest Wii U game being ported to Nintendo's new console; last month, Nintendo released an expanded version of Mario Kart 8 for Switch, which would immediately break sales records for the series. There are plenty of other Wii U games that we would love to see make their way to the new system as well.

WayForward has yet to announce a release date for the Switch version of Shantae: Half-Genie Hero. The game received a positive reception when it was initially released; we called the title "a delightful experience" in our review and awarded it 8/10.

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Isn't Shantea that obese lady with bad work ethic who gives attitude at the DMV?

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How to save 1000$ over 5 years?


step 1) don't buy the latest Nintendo ''console''
step 2) don't buy their 2 interesting games
step 3) wait 5 years

you just saved 1k $

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Already got it on PS4, would be nice if WayForward made a Contra 5

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So basically release all wii u titles with 6-12 original games a year?Nintendo has to get on thier shit and start making more ip's or get that 3rd party support its been lacking.Splatoon was a start but arms looks doubtful at best still......they should be making double or triple times nintendo games to really compete without zelda this would be doa

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i hope we get the Wii U version of smash bros forget this game.

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@DJPLACE: It's called Super Smash Brothers. for Wii U. They didn't put any effort into naming it.

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@DJPLACE: why not get the switch version?would it be so hard?thats all mario kart 8 deluxe is.

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@doccobb: that's what i mean. has soon has a SSB game comes out i'm buying it.

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Oh shock! Another switch game coming out that's older than dirt but still double the price as anywhere else!

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Can't tell if click-bait, or GS staff not even trying anymore. The header contradicts the article_

Shantae: HGH is on five platforms, and Switch will be the sixth. It was never a "WiiU game" it's a game that just so happens to also be on the WiiU.

Should you put 'P.C. game Call of Duty coming to Xbox1'?

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@RSM-HQ: i been saying that!if your gonna say that its getting a wii u title at least have it be one of the greats like tropical freeze bayonetta 2 any mario game wii u,3d or maker this is weak sauce

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@doccobb: I really don't know what's going on at GS anymore, it makes my eyes bleed some of the bad writing I see here.

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Its on alot of systems its bot like this was an exclusive

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Great news i have been waiting for it to go on sale on the xbox one but would pay full price to play it on the go with switch

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@uubershikamarux: when i heard nba undergounds was on switch i felt the exact same way.Then i realized i dont want that game but the switch's library is really that shitty

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@uubershikamarux: it was on sale like a month ago. I bought it for $14.99 for Xbox one.

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@Jag-T1000: but was it worth it?

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@Jag-T1000: weird I check sales every week sometimes the uk store has different sales though i have noticed been loads of times i have read online whats gonna be in the weekly sale and its not for me in the uk

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@uubershikamarux: it wasn't in the Xbox live sale. It was part of an Indie sale. Axiom verge was also $9.99 and a couple other indie titles.

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"I was just playing Megaman the other day"

Exactly.

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Cool. Unfortunately I cannot go online because this stupid console corrupts my Zelda Breath of the Wild with corrupted update. Until I finish this huge game.

Thanks for selling me a console for 300$ that corrupts my games.

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Awesome. Great game, keep em coming.

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Nintendone. Another system with paltry support. Can't wait for the XBox Scorpio. Will get a nice trade-in of my Switch towards one

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@soulfulDAGGER: Sell it now, why wait ? there is no games for it right?, yet another person who saw what games where coming soon after launch but thought there would be more , many more by sone magic i guess, i mean both PS4 and Xbox had weak libraries at launch, also i cant even keep up with all the Scorpio exclusives confirmed so far >_>

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@soulfulDAGGER: why get a switch?u actually thought this was gonna have that 3rd party support?sorry no cod for u

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nintendo has literally duped millions.

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@wr3ckloose_: Nintendupe

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@wr3ckloose_: into having a blast.

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@dirthurts: not sure with what... I've played a grand total of 2 games on my switch. Everything else is garbage or games I played years ago.

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@agramonte: You want to know how many launch games I enjoyed on my PS4 that weren't on other consoles? Zero. 360? One. Xbox One? Zero. Nothing at launch was great on any of those consoles, and that's just how console launches are. Why is Nintendo held to a different standard?

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@dirthurts: nobody gives a crap that FIFA is on every other console... They would care if we would be getting a port of FIFA15 in 2017, Stop using a port of a game a bunch of us have played to represent all 3rd party multiplatform games regardless if they are new or old.

I didn't care someone could play ZBOTW on the WiiU... That is not the point people are making here. If the Switch had launched with a port of Zelda Wind Waker Half of us would not have one. There is a difference.

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I'm glad I waited to pick this up on Steam. I'd rather play something like this on a portable instead of my PC.

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@jinzo9988: It's been on Vita since last year....

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And people wonder others say Nintendo makes kiddie consoles

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@DEATHWlSH: Back to Andromeda for you. Leave the real games to us_

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@DEATHWlSH: Except Shantae isn't really kid friendly. The game got a Teen rating.

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@DEATHWlSH: shush your mouth. I played this game and loved. I'm 32. Quit judging games by their art.

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@DEATHWlSH: This game is already out for all of the other major (and current platforms). Sooo... all of the consoles are kiddie consoles?

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They still make Switches?

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Good game! I played it on PS4.

Also, GS, please do something about the countdown before the ad. It is really annoying when you have headphones on and you scroll down to read an article, but it'll suddenly go: BWOTCH BWOTCH and if you try to pause it won't, you have to click like 2 or 3 times.

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I am very glad false shortages kept me from buying the switch. Dishing out 300.00 just to play Wii-U remakes and shovelware is flat out embarrassing.

Gotta give Nintendo credit for reselling the same old games over and over.

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@pork7: Yet it's not a problem if Sony or Microsoft does it, right?

What a hypocrite.

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@pork7: all consoles do this at launch. It's not a Nintendo thing. Noone is complaining that the pc is getting Bayonetta and vanquish. Why the double standard?

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@dirthurts: because those are fill games in between all the new games that come out every month. Nobody dropped 250 on gtx1060 to play vanquish - It is the 15 dollar fill game. Problem is, that is what the Switch mostly has.

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@agramonte: So what, all multi-plat or indie games are fill games?

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@dirthurts: Wait, now Vanquish and Shantae represent all "multiplatform and indie games"... Are you kidding me?

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@pork7: "Gotta give Microsoft/Sony credit for reselling the same old games over and over."

FTFY.

Your post reeks of sour grapes; I hope you find a switch soon.

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