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Shovel Knight Launches On Wii U And 3DS Tomorrow, June 26, For North America

Yacht Club Games’ Shovel Knight releases tomorrow, June 26, on both the Nintendo Wii U and 3DS for North America. It’s been a long wait for fans of the 8-bit action adventure game, though the developer says it will certainly sweep you off your feet with awesome gameplay and features unique to both Nintendo platforms.

The game will retail on the Wii U and 3DS eShops for $14.99 – you can check out the release trailer, here. Unfortunately, Yacht Club Games has yet to set a European release date in stone. For more information on Shovel Knight, take a look at the press release below.

You play as the eponymous Shovel Knight, a small knight with a huge quest. Shovel Knight has come to this land with two goals: to defeat the evil Enchantress and quest for his lost beloved. But between Shovel Knight and his beloved stands a cadre of villainous knights. These terrible foes, known as The Order of No Quarter, have been dispatched to prevent Shovel Knight from reaching the Enchantress, and will pursue their mission at any cost!

Packed to the brim with content, Shovel Knight boasts several unique features on Nintendo platforms. Shovel Knight will include exclusive Miiverse functionality on Wii U, and the Nintendo 3DS version will feature both stereoscopic 3D and an exclusive Battle Arena mode using StreetPass.

“With Shovel Knight, Yacht Club Games is leading a new indie charge in the Nintendo eShop, strengthening an already great lineup of content,” said Steve Singer, Nintendo of America’s vice president of Licensing.

Since its announcement in 2013, Shovel Knight’s polished game play and beautiful presentation have made it a worldwide phenomenon, garnering effusive praise from players and critics alike.

19 comments

  1. Originally I wasn’t gna get this game until later but found out it’s also on 3ds so now I gta have it for the little machine

    1. Depends on how long it lasts and replayability. I paid $30 for very similar NES games back in the 80s.

      1. Similar on the surface maybe, but this little gem changes and perfects the 8-bit games of old. This is a game worth your time.

    1. Yeah, lots of indie crap now a days, however this is a game worth checking out! Made by an indie dev who actually cares about the games of old!

      This little master piece takes everything that was amazing and fun about the 8-bit era and perfects it! It’s got so much heart and charm along with awesome level design and power ups. Plus these guys changed the dynamic of the everyday lava level in this game!

      It’s worth it! At least to play a well crafted game made purely from the love of video games as a whole.

  2. This game will be a master piece day 1 for wii u and I may get it on my 3ds later when it goes on sale

  3. shit. marked this in my calendar thinking this will launch in euroland as well today…it doesn´t. oh dear. pretty jealous now :D

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