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Shantae and the Seven Sirens (Switch): Software update (latest: Ver. 1.0.2, Spectacular Superstar Update)

On this page, you will find all there is to know about the various Software updates for Shantae and the Seven Sirens on Nintendo Switch (originally released on May 28th 2020 in North America, June 4th 2020 in Europe, and October 29th 2020 in Japan)!

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Shantae and the Seven Sirens – Ver. 1.0.2 (Spectacular Superstar Update)

  • Release date: November 30th 2021 (North America, Europe) / December 28th (Japan)
  • Patch notes:

No patch notes available yet. This update brings the following:

  • 4 new game modes:
    • 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.
    • Legacy Mode: original mode.
      • NB: The unlockable Hula Costume (which offers more powerful magic in exchange for lower defense) will be usable in all modes, provided the player has beaten the game at least once.
  • Improved dialog
  • Adds map markers
  • Adds game hints, which can be toggled on or off via the Pause Menu.

Shantae and the Seven Sirens – Ver. 1.0.1

  • Release date: TBA
  • Patch notes:

No patch notes available.

  • List of changes:
  • adds additional language options (list of languages available: English, French, Italian, German, Spanish – Spain, Arabic, Dutch, Japanese, Russian, Turkish, Portuguese, Portuguese – Brazil, Spanish – Latin America, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese)
  • provides various bug fixes
  • Additional notes: none.
  • Source: WayForward (Twitter)

How to download updates for Shantae and the Seven Sirens for the Nintendo Switch?

To download the updates for Shantae and the Seven Sirens, you have three options:

  • let the console do its thing if you have automatic downloads activated, and didn’t completely turn it off

If not…

  • try to launch the game from the Home Menu while being connected to the internet. You should get a prompt when doing so: simply follow the instructions on screen;


  • select the game > press either + or – to go to the Options page > select Software update > select Via the Internet.

To check that you have the latest version installed, simply select the game on the Home Menu, and press – or + to go to the Options: the version number is displayed just below the game title.


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