Well, it's official, Shovel Knight — the debut title from Yacht Club Games — has met its Kickstarter funding goal of $75,000 and is coming to both Wii U and 3DS. There's been a lot of hype about the retro-styled platformer since the former WayForward team announced its arrival, while hands-on impressions from the studio's booth at PAX East have been full of praise. That positive press has certainly done the fundraising campaign no harm.
With two weeks still left for the Kickstarter fundraiser at the time of writing, a number of Stretch Goals have been added to tempt investors into joining in. Some of the extras look fairly enticing, such as a New Game+ mode at $100,000, a four-player battle mode at $200,000 and, perhaps most welcome of all, a gender swap mode at $160,000. If investment goes beyond $200,000, meanwhile, the studio promises "More Mystery Stuff!!!".
With a planned release in September this year, this one isn't too far away. Check out the Kickstarter page for full details of the stretch goals, and below is the announcement trailer — just in case you haven't seen it yet.