Developer WayForward has announced that the latest mainline entry in the Shantae series, Shantae and the Seven Sirens, will be receiving a major free update on November 30, 2021, to enhance replayability. This update, dubbed “Spectacular Superstar,” will add several new modes to the title, which are listed below:
- Definitive Mode: A more challenging “director’s cut” that features classic Shantae difficulty, with rebalanced item drops and magic consumption, as well as more-intense boss fights and new dialog with the Sirens before each battle.
- Full Deck Mode: Definitive Mode with a twist. Start with all 50 Monster Cards to customize Shantae’s abilities to your liking.
- Rule Breaker Mode: Definitive Mode without limits. You can equip up to 50 Monster Cards at once to gain ultimate power.
- Beginner Mode: Definitive Mode made simple. This easy mode makes it impossible to lose! Perfect for newcomers or those who just want to explore the world and enjoy the story.
This new content will be added to all current releases of the title, including the upcoming physical PlayStation 5 release from Limited Run Games. Legacy Mode will also be available for players who desire to experience the title in its original form. Additionally, those who have completed the game at least once will unlock the Hula costume across all modes, granting higher magic at the cost of lower defense. Dialogue, map markers, and hints will also be improved across the board.
Shantae and the Seven Sirens is currently available for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Apple Arcade.
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