The developer - formed by ex-WayForward staff members - did say that it hoped to bring the game to Wii U and 3DS as well but made no promises.
Well it looks as though the confirmation we were all holding out hope for has come in the form a photograph that has cropped up on the company's Twitter account:
If you look closely at the bottom of the PAX East promotional banners you'll see the lovely little logos of Wii U and 3DS, effectively confirming the game will make it onto Nintendo consoles.
Shovel Knight is a 2D platforming adventure based upon the 8-bit NES era. Yacht Club Games descibe it as a mixture of old and new that "may remind you of Mega Man, Castlevania, or Dark Souls".
Of course it all depends on the title reaching its Kickstarter goal of $75,000. It has $27,302 at the time of writing, with 26 days to go. If you really want to see this on your Wii U or 3DS, you'll need to get your wallet out.
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