Meet The Shovel Knight’s Girlfriend, The Shield Knight

By Ishaan . July 10, 2013 . 8:30am

In Shovel Knight, you’re out to defeat the evil Enchantress and rescue your girlfriend from whatever terrible fate life has planned for her. Up until now, we hadn’t actually seen this girlfriend, but Yacht Club games revealed her this week, and it turns out she’s a knight, too. The Shield Knight, to be precise.



Yacht Club have also shared some screenshots of a previously unseen level in the game. These are from the Mole Knight’s domain, the Lost City:


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  • Prinnydoom

    Hey Garland think you in the wrong game mate. FF is two studios along on your left.

  • JustThisOne

    Oooh! I hope the Shield Knight she can slide around on that shield as a means of travel at some point. :>

  • This game keeps reminding me of Darkwing Duck on top of the obvious Duck Tales comparisons. Not sure if it’s from the 8-bit(?) presentation or the way the levels are constructed.

  • Lexaus_the_Alchemist

    One thing not mentioned here is that the game will have a gender swap option. So it’s good to assume that there’ll be a male version of this Shield Knight to go rescue.

    • Chiupon

      almost made an “oh look another game where you rescue a seemingly and otherwise capable female character from impending doom” until i read that. Thank you, you have possibly prevented another string of comments that would otherwise prove disastrous.

  • evilmoogle

    …Protoman anyone?

  • Uso Ewin

    With a shield that big she should have been able to defend herself…

  • Göran Isacson

    Huh, I wonder if she will be the “gender swap” option or if that will simply have a female Shovel Knight and male Shield Knight. Interesting look, either way. Wonder what she will play like in the all versus all mode…

    • Tails the Foxhound

      That’s what I’m wondering and hoping.

  • Lazulis

    Heh, the kickstarter info update says occasional recklessness is one of her cons. Guess she was too reckless and got kidnapped?

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