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.

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and a contributing writer at GamesIndustry.biz. He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.

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