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Developer WayForward Technologies is currently working on Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Because I DON’T KNOW!, Regular Show: Mordecai and Rigby in 8-Bit Land, and Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse … but the busy studio has another project it wants to get started on.

WayForward began a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter today for Shantae: Half-Genie Hero. The platformer is a sequel to the original Shantae for Game Boy Color, and WayForward plans to release it for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Wii U, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Steam.

The developer is asking for $400,000. Shantae: Half-Genie Hero will feature high-definition visuals — a first for the series.

Check out WayForward’s pitch video below:

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WayForward typically works on licensed titles and is probably best known for the recent DuckTales: Remastered as well as Contra 4 on the DS. Shantae is one of the studio’s original properties. The original game debuted on Game Boy Color in 2002 and many consider it a cult classic. The company released a sequel, Shantae: Risky’s Revenge, for the DS in 2010.

The other upcoming Shantae game, Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse, is still due out “this winter,” according to WayForward’s Kickstarter page.

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