Remember when Shovel Knight was a Nintendo console exclusive? Nice, wasn't it? Those days are long past now, with developer Yacht Club Games confirming that the faux-retro platformer is headed to both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. To rub a bit more salt into the wound, it was confirmed at GDC yesterday that Rare's iconic Battletoads will be featured in the Microsoft port of the game. (The Sony version will be getting God of War's Kratos, which is arguably much less exciting.)
As much as it hurts to see not one but two beloved Nintendo titles being represented on the Xbox One (although we should point out that Battletoads also got a release on other systems - including the Sega Mega Drive / Genesis and Game Gear - back in the day), Yacht Club Games is currently "keeping an eye out" for the opportunity to reward loyal Wii U and 3DS owners with their own piece of exclusive content.
Following the Battletoads announcement, Yacht Club Games' Twitter account was swamped with people asking if the Wii U and 3DS editions - both of which were funded by the initial Kickstarter campaign, and arguably deserve a little something extra - would also be getting fresh content. The reply was positive, if slightly non-committal:
What kind of Nintendo crossover would you like to see on the Wii U and 3DS versions of Shovel Knight, and are you bummed out at not getting Rash, Zitz and Pimple on your Nintendo system? Let it all out in the comments section below.