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Shovel Knight (3DS eShop)

Game Profile

Shovel Knight is a sweeping classic action adventure game with awesome gameplay, memorable characters, and an 8-bit retro aesthetic.

You play as the eponymous Shovel Knight, a small knight with a huge quest. Shovel Knight has come to this valley with two goals: to defeat the evil Enchantress and save his lost beloved. He wields a ShovelBlade; a multipurpose weapon whose techniques have now been lost to the ages. Always honest and helpful, Shovel Knight is a shining example of the code of Shovelry: Slash Mercilessly and Dig Tirelessly!

However, between Shovel Knight and his beloved stands a cadre of villainous knights. These terrible foes, known as The Order of No Quarter, have been dispatched to prevent Shovel Knight from reaching the Enchantress at any cost!

Game Review

Review

USA USA Version

Posted by Philip J Reed

This is the kind of shovelware we can dig

Shovel Knight is the adventure of Shovel Knight, a knight with a shovel. That simple — and gloriously absurd — premise has somehow resulted in some of the strongest hype the 3DS eShop has seen yet. The good news is that the final product absolutely...

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User Comments (14)

RetroRider

#5

RetroRider said:

I couldn't ask for a better kind of game, but if Treasurenauts ends up being much cheaper than this, I my just change my mind. Considering both games will be released around the same time

WinterWarm

#11

WinterWarm said:

@MadMan4230 Pardon me, but your comment is idiotic. Are you serious? Free? Where have you been the past 40 years video games have been around? Shut up, get educated and back when you have half a brain, noob.

Prizm

#12

Prizm said:

"This is the kind of shovelware we can dig"

That line cracks me up.

GRex28

#14

GRex28 said:

I will download it, the moment it will be available in Australia. 0_o

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