Really? Is that an apple whale?

We'd like to think that video game journalism has progressed past the era when we mindlessly slathered over screenshots of games and reviewed things in terms of heads that looked like they were about to explode, but if anything is to make us don our old neon shirts and bring "Radical!" back into style, it's the latest trailer for Shovel Knight.

Just watch it. Who is that? What's going on? What are they doing? We wanna do that! Burly guy! Flaming guy! Apple whale? How can shoveling evoke such passion?? Where do we get this song?!

It's felt like a long time coming, but there's not much longer to wait. Shovel Knight will arrive on the Wii U and 3DS eShops on 26th June in North America, with a Europe release coming at a later date. Look for our review soon as well, but feel free to just stick around and rock out until then.