Shovel Knight Reaches PC, 3DS And Wii U On June 26th

By Ishaan . June 5, 2014 . 11:01pm

Shovel Knight will be released on June 26th in the U.S., Yacht Club Games announced this evening. The game will be available as a download title on PC, Nintendo 3DS and Wii U.


Whe 3DS and Wii U version of the 2D platformer will be available in USA, Canada and Mexico, while the Steam version will be a global release. Yacht Club say they’re working through localization and the ratings process for a European 3DS/Wii U release as well.


Shovel Knight is an platformer inspired by a number of 8-bit NES games, including Zelda II and Mega Man. The game has you playing as the Shovel Knight, and you face off against eight bosses in the game, similar to Mega Man titles, each of which is some sort of knight themselves.


Yacht Club refer to this release as “Shovel Knight 1.0,” indicating that they intend to update the game in the future. You can view a manual for the game here.

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  • Logan Moll

    I cannot wait for this game! I’ve been wanting it since it was first shown. ^_^

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  • AkuLord3

    4 REALZ?! but yeah was wondering when the new release date was. Can’t wait~

  • Finally! (And hope it lives up to the hype). BTW wasn’t a Vita version in the works? I recall seeing a trailer for it on youtube.

  • Triplicity

    I can already say I would pay some money for playable character DLC of the Order of No Quarter characters that didn’t win the KS backer vote. I really wanted Propeller Knight, Black Knight, or the Enchantress to be even one of the three winners.

    • Göran Isacson

      This is a FINE proposition, I must admit. Hope they take that into consideration after the game drops.

    • Seizui

      Well, there IS supposed to be an all out battle mode at some point in the future where all of them are able to be used.

      • Triplicity

        Yeah, I remember that from the KS campaign– Boss Battle or whatever? But the three who won that vote (Specter, Plague, and King I think)? are each supposed to be getting a unique story mode too.

  • No Vita version? BOOO, KUPO!!! I’m still getting it for all three of the available platforms, though.

    • Seizui

      Yeah, Vita was not their original intention. However, it -could- change at some point in the future, depending how well it’ll sell. You’ll never know!

  • Göran Isacson

    Man, I still haven’t decided which version I’ll want. 3DS? PC? Wii U? The decisions! They torment me so!

  • Seizui

    …Welp, time to see if I can beat my own character. Looking forward to getting my hands on the game.

  • InsertOffensiveUsernameHere

    I’ll wait for the reviews. If people agree on it being good, I’ll wait for when it becomes cheaper.

  • Nirvanes

    Oh man… 3DS for me. But I’m in Europe… that sucks so bad. :(

  • Nobody

    Anyone know how much it will be? I’ve been looking around and found nothing in regards to it.

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