Two years after blowing everyone away with the buttery retro platformer Shovel Knight, the developers at Yacht Club Games just won’t stop releasing free new stuff.
Shovel Knight dev Yacht Club Games has announced the release date for their game’s upcoming expansion: September 17. Plague of Shadows will feature a new character, the Plague Knight, and will be released for all versions of Shovel Knight in a free update. Trailer for it is above, in case you missed it last month.
Sometimes you love a game so much you've just gotta create a short animated holiday special based on it, and so we have Wind-up Dog Animation's short but sweet Shovel Knight Animated Holiday Special.
Shovel Knight is out today! And if you saw Jason's excellent review of it, you'll know it's definitely worth your time. But how does it play? What does it look like?
Shovel Knight is a video game about a knight who carries a shovel. It's an NES game released 25 years too late. It's the type of platformer that a whole lot of people have been craving for a very long time.
Retro platformer Shovel Knight is out on 3DS, PC and Wii U on Thursday. It had quite the journey—first slated for 2013 September, the game's release date was then moved to the following Winter, then to March 2014, and finally to June 26. Now, Shovel Knight is here, and so is its release trailer. Watch it above.
Shovel Knight hits PC, Wii U, and 3DS on March 31, which should be good news if you've been itching for some high quality retro-platformin' action. Also, there's a lovely new trailer for you to watch above. Enjoy!
Back when we last looked at it, Shovel Knight was still in its infancy—a wee Kickstarter project looking to gain some traction. Well, that was several months and $311,502 ago.
Shovel Knight is one of the many indie games that caught my eye at last weekend's PAX East. It's the only one that had me thinking Zelda II, though the retro-loving developers at Yacht Club Games also cite DuckTales and Mega Man as influences.