(Wii U eShop)

Shovel Knight (Wii U eShop)

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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!

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Posted by Lee Meyer

Digging for gold

Yacht Club Games' faux-retro platformer Shovel Knight has become one of the most anticipated titles to come out of the crowdfunding craze. It's frightening to think that Shovel Knight might not have come to fruition without Yacht Club Games' highly...

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User Comments (19)

Poki

#5

Poki said:

Wow, with Citizens of Earth, Pier Solar HD and Shovel Knight there are three very interesting RPGs to come to the Wii U in march! Of those three, I am only sure to buy the first two though, Shovel Knight sounds a bit boring, but we'll see.

NodesforNoids

#9

NodesforNoids said:

@dustin_g
Not until sometime (probably 4-6 months) after E3. With the Wii U's embarrassingly low install base, I wouldn't be surprised if this game were delayed indefinitely on Wii U.

Lemmy_the_Koopa

#10

Lemmy_the_Koopa said:

@NodesforNoids
Won't happen that this is not coming to Nintendo hardware. It was funded on Kickstarter where you could acquire also Wii U and 3DS keys. Also they want to release the game on Steam, 3DS and Wii U at once (well at least during the same week). Currently they are into submission mode, and if one party rejects the code, than everybody else has to wait. Also they would need a release slot for that the same time and that isn't easy to pull off, too ;p

Taken from their last Kickstarter update

"FOR SHOVELRY! After near endless days of bleary-eyed internal testing and bug fixing, we opened this week by creating a gold master candidate of Shovel Knight! That means we have a potentially finished version of the game which is ready to go live!
Now we are in the submission and certification process for platform holders. That’s when external teams verify that the game works as expected. If everything checks out on their side, then they’ll prepare the game to go live on their digital storefront and get back to us with a true, solid release date.

But! If they uncover any issues that somehow slipped by our team then the game will “bounce” back to us for a fix! So… at this point, even the Yacht Club is playing the waiting game. "

=> https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/yachtclubgames/shovel-knight/posts/838917

dougphisig

#11

dougphisig said:

Humm this is tough going to have to decide I want it on Wii U or 3DS tough one. Really wish you could have it on both for one cost ;(

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