Shantae, the hair-whipping, belly-dancing, half-genie guardian of Scuttle Town and the game developer WayForward's overall mascot. (The same developers who brought us DuckTales: Remastered
, Contra 4
, Mighty Switch Force 1
, A Boy and His Blob
, Adventure Time: Hey, Ice King! Why'd You Steal Our Garbage?!
& Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Because I DON'T KNOW!
, Batman: The Brave and the Bold
, and Double Dragon Neon
After helping support the Shantae: ½ Genie Hero Kickstarter
, I started feeling motivated enough to draw again and wanted to try my hand at some fan-work of the character.
The Kickstarter has since ended, but the project still has five more Stretch Goals to reach:$900,000: Hero Modes
"Extra campaigns, all unique and seperate, playing as either Sky, Bolo, or Rottytops, three of Shantae's closest supporting characters."$1,000,000: Bonus Chapter (A Dish Served Cold)
"Nega-Shantae, an evil counterpart of the title character, returns for revenge. Plus a new transformation."$1,100,000: Voices
"Voice acting for all characters, with Shantae's proposed VA being Cristina Valenzuela (better known as Cristina Vee), whose works include: Noel Vermillion (ブレイブルー / Blazblue), Cerebella (Skullgirls), Morgiana (マギ / Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic), Mio Akiyama (けいおん！ / K-On!), and Nanoha Takamachi (魔法少女リリカルなのは / Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha).$1,200,000: Bonus Chapter (Clockwork Night)
"A supposedly reformed Risky Boots, the main villain of the Shantae series, plans to rid the land of all technology by jettisoning them into space…and a mechanized moon is created. Plus a new transformation."$1,300,000: Animated Cutscenes
"It's just what it says—along with our choice of an animation studio to help make them."
…and to help reach all of them, Paypal will remain open for a few months to help further fund the project. Those who help support them will receive the same rewards a Kickstarter backer would, including three exclusive in-game content bonuses: a blue-colored version of Shantae's original outfit, a red-and-black ensemble for Risky Boots (based off her classic appearance from the first game on the Game Boy Color), and a new weapon for Risky Boots, the Drifter Blade, as used by the protagonist from Heart Machine's Hyper Light Drifter
In the hopes of drawing more costumed Shantae in the future, I will gladly receive any requests given with your choice of costume, which can be based off of any female character from any other franchise--all I ask for in return is that the requester please donate something to the cause beforehand and become a fellow Shantaerian / Shantaenian (nicknames for those who help supported the Kickstarter).
If you took the time to read this Blog, then I greatly appreciate it.
Thank you for your time, everyone.
May the Shantaerian family continue to grow and let us all hope for the continued success of Shantae: ½ Genie Hero
(Those with requests may send them via a comment or a Note on my page: dollofparanoia.deviantart.com/