Shovel Knight Will Have Four Playable Characters

By Ishaan . April 15, 2013 . 9:30am

Shovel Knight, Yacht Club Games’ 8-bit action platformer, reached the end of its Kickstarter campaign this past weekend, with over $300,000 in contributions. The Kickstarter’s original goal was a mere $75,000.


Since Shovel Knight has hit every single one of its stretch goals, here are some of the major features that will be added to the game before its release:


  • New Game+ mode
  • Playable Boss Knight
  • A second playable Boss Knight
  • A third playable Boss Knight
  • Gender Swap mode
  • 4 Player Battle mode
  • All Boss Knights playable in Battle mode
  • Challenge mode
  • A physical box
  • Linux/MAC versions in addition to PC/3DS/Wii U


Shovel Knight is scheduled for release this Fall on PC, Nintendo 3DS and Wii U.

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  • Ayaka

    I really hope the game will do fine (whenever they plan to release it)

  • Guest

    I think lines 2-4 of the feature list are unnecessary.

    • Endy Operin

      I really have no idea what’s wrong with what I’ve told. I thought that “All Boss Knights playable in Battle mode” covers those lines. Anyway, I’m sorry if I offended someone with that, it wasn’t on purpose.

      • Göran Isacson

        I’m kinda surprised no one came out and corrected you and just downvoted, maybe they thought you were just trolling… but what they MEAN is that there will be three bosses who will get a playable campaign all to themselves. The other boss knights will be playable in a versus Battle mode but a select few will become options in the main story mode and go on their own adventures. That’s what line 2-4 means.

        • Endy Operin

          I see. Thank you for explanation.

  • KingGunblader

    3DS, you say…? SOLD. Although I might want to get the Mac version instead for multiplayer…

  • Those of you who might want to get it on Steam when it’s available,
    please take some of your precious free time and vote on Greenlight here:

    Also to those who missed the Kickstarter deadline, follow this link:

    Their donation link will last until 30th April according to their Kickstarter update I received.

  • Cameron Ward

    when will this be comin out? i NEED IT!

  • Mister_Nep

    I supported the kickstarter. Glad I did, because this looks like a gem of a game being made.

  • Göran Isacson

    Aawwww yiisss, gonna get this for my WiiU and have myself a ball. looking forward to seeing what they do with Rule 63 mode though, I hope we will just be asked when starting a new game “Be thou LORD or LADY?” ala Pokemon.

  • Derek E Nay

    Praise the dirt!

  • Bunk

    If they had enough time to do so, they should totally have the playable boss knights be different for each version of the game. Like the 3DS would have it’s own three, the WiiU would have a different 3 and the PC would have the remaining two plus the Enchantress.

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