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Shovel Knight Trailer Shows Zelda II, Super Metroid Influences


Yacht Club Games have shared a new trailer for their upcoming 8-bit Mega Man-inspired platformer Shovel Knight, slated for release this winter. Watch it below.



Shovel Knight has you playing as the Shovel Knight character himself. When Shovel Knight’s lover, the Shield Knight, gets herself in trouble, he sets out to rescue her from the Enchantress and the game’s eight Mega Man-style bosses.


In addition to the Shovel Knight, you’ll also be able to play through the game as three of these bosses as well. Just which ones is being decided upon by community vote.


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

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". 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.