New Retro-Inspired Platformer for the Wii U and 3DS: Shovel Knight 0


The fine folks over at Yacht Club Games are set to give new – more positive – meaning to the phrase “shovel ware,” as they are preparing to release one of the more interesting retro-inspired of the past few years, titled Shovel Knight.

Shovel Knight is a 2D (pixel art-styled) platformer that mixes elements from Mega Man, Castlevania, Ducktales, and other 8-bit games in order to form a brand new, enjoyable gaming experience. It was originally started as a Kickstarter campaign for a PC version, and they are now getting closer to their goal and they are going to release it for the Wii U and 3DS as well.

You can check out the preview screenies below to get an idea of what we can expect when it’s released: