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.