Take A Look At Shovel Knight’s Eight Mega Man-Style Boss Knights

By Ishaan . May 12, 2013 . 12:00pm

All eight of Shovel Knight’s bosses have been revealed by developer Yacht Club Games. Keeping with the game’s Mega Man-inspired theme, they’re all knights of some sort, playing antagonist to the main character, the Shovel Knight. The Boss Knights are part of a group called the Order of no Quarter, and you can take a look at them in the image below. Click to view a larger version.



As previously reported, three of these bosses will be playable in the game’s regular campaign, in addition to Shovel Knight having a Gender Swap mode. Additionally, all eight Boss Knights will also be playable in the game’s 4-player Battle Mode.


Shovel Knight is in development for PC, Nintendo 3DS and Wii U.


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  • Ed

    These designs are beautiful

  • Pfantzypantz

    So dang good

  • benhofb

    Damn. So many awesome features are in this game! Props to Yacht Club.

  • Kavyn

    Didn’t think the bosses were this cool! Definitely plan on playing as the Specter Knight, I’ve always had a fascination with using scythes as a weapon, let alone a shovel scythe!

    • Tsunamori Nanashi

      You don’t know if he’s going to be playable, though. Only 3 of them will be.

      • Kavyn

        He will be in battle mode :)

      • Pockystix

        will the Enchantress be? lol

  • Cameron Ward

    Wonder which four will be playable. I bet King Knight and Tinker Knight are two of the choices

    • Tsunamori Nanashi

      I’d say the third one is going to be Propeller Knight, if I were a betting man

  • Le Hypeage.

  • Sylveria

    I hope Specter Knight is going to be one of the playable ones.

  • dragoon_slayer12

    Definitely getting this on the 3ds. The video looked amazing, and I’m a sucker for retro games (original and inspired alike)

  • Bakuryukun

    The Order of No Quarter is such a deliciously excellent name for a group of villains.

    • Felipe Gabriel

      Even better than the four elemental fiends,controlled by Golbez?C’mon Kain…

  • Ed

    The playable boss knights should be
    Specter, Mole, and Propeller Knights.

  • Serpenter Rex

    Well seeing these boss designs has just secured me an order. Really, these are filled with the same kinda charm that still draws me to retro-style megaman games.

  • Göran Isacson

    Mole, Propeller and Plague Knight would be my picks for playable, personally. I dig the possible playstyles that could come from Propeller and Plague, and Mole… well, Mole just looks cool.

  • T-X

    Propeller Knight and Mole Knight seem to be the only useful alternative protagonists in the roster (read: to be of use in a campaign).

    EDIT: Love how the ads suggest Power Shovel for the PS1 since I’m reading this article, ahah

  • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

    Boy o Boy. All the boss looks cool here.^_^ I really can’t wait for this game to be released on 3DS here. A new game based on Megaman is always a great thing.

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