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Shovel Knight On Wii U, 3DS Gets A Cross-Platform Discount In Europe




Yacht Club Games wants to make it up to the Wii U and 3DS players in Europe, Australia, and New Zealand who have been patiently waiting for the release of Shovel Knight by offering a cross-platform discount.


People in those three territories that buy the game on either Wii U or 3DS are being offered a 33% discount off the game on the other Nintendo platform until the end of 2014.


It’s not much, really, especially when you consider that on PlayStation platforms the cross-buy system means you only have to pay once to get a game on all three PlayStation platforms. But, hey, it’s something.


Yacht Club also took the opportunity to remind us the different features of Shovel Knight available on both Wii U and 3DS.


The Wii U version comes with Miiverse support through the Digger’s Diary, Off-TV Play with the GamePad, and lots of input options. While the 3DS version has stereoscopic 3D, the StreetPass Battle Arena, and Play Coin support.


As to when Shovel Knight will be released on these Nintendo platforms in Europe, Australia, and New Zealand, Yacht Club could only repeat that it’s “coming soon.”

Chris Priestman