Shantae: Half-Genie Hero “Ultimate Day One Edition” on Nintendo Switch Sold Out

Shantae Fans were clearly excited for the physical retail copies.

It’s been a good week for XSEED Games and WayForward. Earlier this week, they announced that the physical “Ultimate Day One Edition” launch edition of Shantae: Half-Genie Hero has already sold out! 

The special edition of the game celebrated the Nintendo Switch’s launch of the hit crowdfunded action platformer. Not only were fans clearly excited for a physical release, but the edition was also packing some serious content, including all DLC released for the game. This news makes this launch one of XSEED’s most successful. That’s saying something, when they’ve acquired a reputation for publishing games with loyal fan bases.

The Genie is out of the bottle

So what does this announcement mean if you were hoping to snag a copy? All supplies of the “Ultimate Day One Edition” have been sent to retailers. Once your local retailer sells through their current inventory, this edition will be gone forever. If it really is too late for you, know that the “Ultimate Day One Edition” will soon be replaced. In it’s place, you can purchase a standalone Nintendo Switch release titled Shantae: Half-Genie Hero – Ultimate Edition. This edition still contains the base game and all DLC, but omits the bonus art book and soundtrack. So don’t despair, there will ultimately be enough platforming goodness to go around.


It really sounds like XSEED and WayForward have enjoyed working together on this release, which bodes well for future collaboration. Shantae Director at WayForward, Matt Bozon, state that “[their] fans have been incredible throughout this experience, and we couldn’t be happier with how everything has turned out for Shantae and our partnership with XSEED Games on the North American retail release.”

If you haven’t had the chance to pre-order the Day one Edition, the standalone Shantae: Half-Genie Hero – Ultimate Edition will soon be available at select retailers throughout North America at an MSRP of $39.99.

For more on Shantae and Nintendo Switch News, be sure to check back regularly on IMGMR. 


Cédrick studies law, but his passion lies in gaming. PC is his platform, PS4 is his bloodborne machine, Dark Souls is his true love.

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