Yacht Club Games announced its first project a month ago in the form of Shovel Knight. The developer set up a Kickstarter campaign in order to achieve further funding for the game and it has been astonishingly successful.

The campaign has now come to an end and the developer managed to obtain a further $311,502 in funding, which is outstanding considering the original goal was a meagre $75,000. Of course, once the goal was hit, Yacht Club Games threw in some stretch goals for good measure and we're thrilled to let you know every single one of them was met.

Thanks to the additional funding there will now be a music player, achievements, a gender swap mode and a new game+, which has tougher enemies but allows you to start over with your upgrades. There will also be a challenge mode for you to test your shovel skills and a four player battle mode included. You'll be able to play as one of the Order of No Quarter as well, which will change the dynamics of the game.

Yacht Club Games has also promised some more "mystery stuff" to thank the fans for backing the project with such enthusiasm. There's no official release date for Shovel Knight yet, but it'll be available in both the Wii U and 3DS eShop.

For a bit more insight into how the development process went, check out our interview with Yacht Club Games. It's safe to say we're looking forward to this one.

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[source kickstarter.com]