The surprise free update includes a number of fan service additions for use in the main game. It adds “Jammies Mode” which sees Shantae let her hair down and travel the lands in just her pyjamas. While looking like a pre-bedtime Princess Jasmine, Shantae’s classic hair whip attack is replaced by thrashing her enemies with a pillow. She can also navigate the air by floating on a cloud, as well as bring in a hoard of rampant sheep for great damage.
The update also grants Shantae a new Transformation Dance. Shantae will be able to change into Sophia III from Blaster Master Zero; an impressively agile tank with rapid gunfire. If Aladdin rode one of those into Agrabah, that film may have gone very differently.
The Shantae Summer Surprise is a free update out now for all versions of Shantae: Half-Genie Hero. You can play it if you own the game with some of the DLC, the Ultimate Edition or just the base game with no additions. If you’d like to enjoy it for yourself, the game is currently available on PC, Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch, PS Vita & Nintendo Wii U.