Not long to go now

Dust off your spade and get ready for action because Yacht Club Games has just announced that Shovel Knight will be released in North America on both the Wii U and 3DS eShops on the 26th of this month.

If Shovel Knight hasn’t already piqued your interest, it’s an 8-Bit inspired adventure game that’s been through quite the development journey – hitting a few “snags along the way” according to the team. Thanks to backers who have been supporting the project since its inception though, it looks like the game will make it through the strenuous Kickstarter process in one piece.

Alongside this release date is a brief update on the European localisation and rating, explaining; it’s still on the way, with hope there’ll be some more good news to share soon. Apart from this, the developer also revealed it would be in attendance at this year’s E3, with “3DS systems in hand.”

The folks at Yacht Club will be wandering about the Nintendo side of the show floor seeking out soon-to-be Shovel Knight players. So if you are one of the lucky people attending this year’s E3, be sure to wave them down – maybe even with a spade of sorts! They’ll also reportedly be revealing a few other things about Shovel Knight next week, so keep an eye out for that.

Thanks to Ryan Miller for the tip!