Everyone's favourite indie hero Shovel Knight is at it again, this time collaborating with the musical bullet-hell game, Just Shapes & Beats. Yes, Yacht Club's fearless knight will soon appear in his very own update for Berzerk Studio's game, fittingly titled: Just Shovels & Knights.
This update was revealed during Nintendo's Japanese Indie World presentation. Based on what was on display, you'll be able to bop along to the songs from Shovel Knight's side-scrolling adventure, including the theme songs for King Knight and Plague Knight. Shovel Knight's music was originally handled by the talented American composer, Jake Kaufman.
This future update will follow on from the recently released 'Hardcore' mode, celebrating Just Shapes & Beats first birthday. If you haven't tried out this game yet, we highly recommend it. Learn more about it in our review.
Are you excited about Yacht Club's indie hero appearing in Just Shapes & Beats? Have you tried out the new mode? Tell us below.
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For whatever reason I've always been somewhat indifferent to Shovel Knight's soundtrack (that's not to say it's not good, just haven't ever felt inclined to listen to it outside of the game or anything), but I still really like the game and this is a pretty neat crossover. Any and all additional content in Just Shapes & Beats is very welcome, such an amazing game.
This inclusion seems fun. How many games have Shovel Knight references or have featured him as a playable character? Must around the 100 mark now.
WELP, GOTTA BUY THIS GAME NOW
@NotTelevision Truly amazing how a single indie game could gain such an icon status.
There's so many games that would be awesome to have crossover to Just Shapes and Beats! MegaMan, Mario, Metroid, Battle Garegga, Kingdom New Lands, Zelda, Super Mario Kart (the first one has the best music!), Ridge Racer, Donut County, Gradius, Lifeforce, Slime-san, 12 Orbits, etc etc
@NotTelevision This guy has a list of that
@BenAV just like many other new games. Many don't have the OST you will remember. The old games had more soul in them. Now it's basic and sometimes a good one, but not as good as older ones. I heard it's too much money to do that. Back then when it wasn't a problem to get a loan for making a top game. Now you won't get much when you make a game. Voila we get basic stuff
@TossedLlama That's fair. I'm definitely not trying to say it's bad and I understand where you're coming from, it just doesn't really gel with me personally. I don't really agree with @Alucard83 either though as most of the soundtracks that I like to listen to are from more recent games.
@60frames-please what!? No VVVVVV!?
@chewytapeworm Yes, VVVVV, for sure! There are many games I've left off the list...
Niiice! <3 I love JS&B
I think its safe to say at this point that shovel knight is the hallmark of indie games. I mean with how mainstream the game has become, im not even sure if we should call it an indie game at this point. "Indie game" is a title too small for shovel knight lol
Lol, he's in everything.
@NotTelevision Imagine a Shovel Knight Ultimate Collection that has every game that features him or other things from his game. You've got funny little games like Just Shapes and Beats, indie games like that motorcycle combat racer or Blaster Master 0, and Smash Bros Ultimate, all in the same package.
All because of a funny little Mega Man-style faux 8-bit platformer that was successfully kickstarted years ago, from a company that only now is making their second game.
Shovel Knight is nothing less than a phenomenon.
@SmaggTheSmug Wow that would be the best collection ever. Make it a cool 60 and you got yourself a deal 🐶
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