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Posted by jets1256

Seems ok, might pick this up for 3DS if the price is right.

Posted by Feels

This looks absolutely fantastic. Been eagerly anticipating a release date. Can't wait!

Posted by mak_wikus

I smell a Breaking Brad perhaps?

Posted by Spiritof

It's like Duck Tales and Rogue Legacy had a baby.

And I'm gonna eat that baby!

Edited by tuxedocrab

heck yes!

Posted by AbeTheGreatest

This style of game is getting played out

Posted by JeffGoldblum

Definitely going to pick this up

Edited by Veektarius
Posted by Ltwood12

This looks fantastic. Hadn't heard of it up to now. Definitely buying for Wii U.

Posted by Illuminosopher


Game looks great!

Posted by weegieanawrench

Dude, this is RAD.

Posted by Clonedzero

a quirky 2d retro-style platformer? well thats new.

Edited by futurstock

megamans of yore, i'm stoked.

the background on that thumbnail is trippy

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Posted by development

Looks amazing for any fans of Mega Man.

Edited by mikeeegeee

I'm so happy that games like this are still being made in 2014.

Also, that Yacht Club logo at the end is nice.

Posted by MaikuKnight

Glad it finally has a release date now. Gotta find dat 'Baz!

Posted by MaxOpower

@abethegreatest:

That comment is getting played out. Do we really need someone to tell us that pixel art is getting old, every time a new indie game is released.

Posted by Lausebub

Glad I backed this.

Posted by CookieMonster

And the award for dumbest developer name goes to...

Posted by Svenzon

I'm really happy that someone decided to borrow Duck Tales' pogo mechanic. Jumping around on Scrooge's cane was so much fun. Really charming art style too.

Posted by patrickklepek

give. it. to. me.

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Posted by fargofallout

This game looks really, really cool. Odd choice of platforms, though. Although I'm happy WiiU people will have something.

Edited by Lausebub

This game looks really, really cool. Odd choice of platforms, though. Although I'm happy WiiU people will have something.

Not that odd, considering WayForward has always been making a lot of their titles with Nintendo platforms in mind. I guess they had already established a relationship with the publisher when they were still part of WayForward. If Shovel Knight ends up being somewhat successful, I would bet a shovel that we'll see a Vita/PS4 port sometime this year.

Posted by nick_verissimo

This style of game is getting played out

Agreed, I'm getting tired of seeing all of these 8-bit looking games.

Edited by RedFive

I love the NES-style with slightly more frames of animation, as well as the attention to detail in the color palettes. I hope this controls as well as it looks like it should. Want!

EDIT: Check out the 720p 60fps trailer from the Yacht Club Games website for an even better idea of what this will look like in action!

http://yachtclubgames.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Shovel-Knight-Alpha.mp4

Posted by Xpgamer7

I love the music.

Posted by CurtMan2k7

looks pretty awesome, definitely gonna get this for my Wii U when it comes out

Posted by MormonWarrior

I see some Mega Man, DuckTales, Castlevania...am I missing anything?

This looks pretty cool.

Posted by probablytuna

Definitely keeping an eye out for this when it comes out on PC.

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Edited by GunstarRed

The only Kickstarter I have ever backed!

Edited by MeatSim

I hope this game doesn't get buried in march.