Shantae and the Seven Sirens update DLC

It’s been a while since we last heard from the half-genie, Shantae. The magical woman joined Smash Bros. Ultimate as a Mii Fighter costume back in June. And as of now, her entire series is available to play on Nintendo Switch. But what about her last adventure? WayForward has just announced a free, meaty update for Shantae and the Seven Sirens. It contains a total of four new modes.

I have yet to play Shantae’s latest journey, so this update is a good reason for me to jump in

Dubbed the “Spectacular Superstar” update, the four new modes for Seven Sirens consist of:

  • 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.

More-intense boss fights? Now you are speaking my language!

In addition to this bevy of upgrades, the original, unaltered version of Seven Sirens will be included as Legacy Mode. The high magic, low defense Hula Costume can also be used in all modes if the player has beaten the game once. There will be improved dialogue, map markers, and game hints, too.

All in all, not too shabby of an update. These welcome additions will hit Shantae’s latest on November 30.

Enthusiasts, will you be diving back into Shantae and the Seven Sirens due to this update? Let us know below.


Arthur Damian
Arthur Damian is a writer, editor, educator, and lover of video games. Based and living in Brooklyn, NY, he has been gaming since the age of five, from the NES to the Nintendo Switch. His favorite system is the SNES, his favorite game is Chrono Trigger, and you cannot convince him otherwise. He loves dogs, rainbow cookies, Spider-Man, and songs with intricate drum patterns. Arthur is also the Editor-in-Chief at That VideoGame Blog.

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