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Shovel Knight is the gift that keeps on giving. It was already pretty loaded for a digital release, packed with secrets and replayability, but Yacht Club Games has been busy with other stuff too. For starters, the PSN ve... read feature

Shovel Knight

Learn the real names of the enemies in Shovel Knight


Know your Blorbs from your Beetos
Apr 27
Clearing Super Mario World for the first time and discovering that the fiery, big-eyed dinosaurs who leap out of the lava are named Blargg was quite the revelation. Come again? Blargg? I can't remember what I called the enemy... read
Shovel Knight

Shovel Knight unearths April 29 Xbox One launch


Get ready to battle some toads
Apr 22
Shovel Knight is now available on PlayStation Network, and Destructoid's illustrious reviews tycoon Chris Carter is as fond of the game as ever, giving us the scoop on the new versions and the Kratos boss ... read
Shovel Knight

Get Shovel Knight on the PSN if you haven't already


Though it may not be worth a double-dip
Apr 22
Shovel Knight has arrived this week on the PSN, bringing Cross-Buy and Cross-Save promotions to the PS3, PS4, and Vita platforms. I had a chance to test out all three, and although the justification for buying it again is very slim, it's no doubt the best version yet. read
Progression spoilers
You've seen the teasers for Kratos' reveal for the PSN version of Shovel Knight -- no surprises there. But how you actually unlock him is another beast entirely, so beware of spoilers ahead for a rather cryptic meth... read feature

All aboard!
This week on Podtoid, Destructoid's videogame podcast, Kyle MacGregor and Laura Kate Dale welcome Shovel Knight artmancer Nick Wozniak and gameplay programmer Ian Flood to the show. The occasion? Our favorite platfo... read feature

Shovel Knight Xbox One

Battletoads join Shovel Knight on Xbox One in April


'Just don't call Gamestop and ask for Battletoads in Shovel Knight...'
Mar 04
Shovel Knight is on its way to Xbox One in April, and the Battletoads are coming along for the ride. The Battletoads, who debuted on the NES in 1991, are going to be returning in the Xbox One version of Shovel Knight! It ha... read
Shovel Knight DLC

Yacht Club Games teases Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows


It can't come soon enough
Mar 03
Shovel Knight was one of my favorite games of 2014, but it's far from over. We still have the multitude of free DLC on the way, including multiplayer, a versus mode, and the new Plague Knight expansion, titled "Plague of Shad... read
Shovel Knight

Shovel Knight coming to PS4, Vita, PS3 on April 21


HNNNNNNNNG!
Feb 26
Shovel Knight will release on PS4, Vita, and PS3 on April 21, Yacht Club Games just announced. The retro-style platformer is a part of Sony's "Spring Fever 2015" promotion and will launch at a special introductory price for P... read
Shovel Knight

What the butt? Shovel Knight is in Road Redemption


He's coming to the Steam Early Access game today
Dec 22
Shovel Knight's surprise appearance in Road Rash spiritual successor Road Redemption seems like the result of the developers meeting over drinks, someone throwing out a wild idea, and no one being sober enough to interject. Then again, this is the studio responsible for butt mode. Bless 'em. read
Shovel Knight

Yacht Club updates us on Shovel Knight, state of Plague Knight DLC


Remixed campaign is coming
Dec 18
Shovel Knight was a great game at launch, but a lot of content is still in development. While the PS3, PS4, and Vita versions will be getting the Kratos boss, every platform still needs a ton of updates, including gender... read
Shovel Knight Wii U

Shovel Knight now available on Wii U, 3DS in Europe


Nice Iwata impression, Mr. Velasco!
Nov 05
Shovel Knight is out now on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS in Europe and Australia, Yacht Club Games captain Sean Velasco announced during Nintendo of Europe's direct presentation. As a special thanks for waiting on the localization,... read
Shovel Knight

The EU/AU regions are getting a Shovel Knight 3DS theme


As an apology for the delay
Oct 28
Shovel Knight came, saw, and conquered in a few territories. I've even see a few people say that it's their game of the year, which is awesome. But some regions haven't gotten the game yet, and as a result, Yacht Club Games i... read
Shovel Knight's Eurotrip

Shovel Knight heads to Europe and Australia in November


At long last!
Oct 14
Shovel Knight is finally coming to Wii U and Nintendo 3DS in Europe and Australia next month, Yacht Club Games announced today. In the meantime, backers should waltz on over to the Humble Store and redeem their "Nin... read
Shovel Knight Mac

Shovel Knight now available for Mac


Linux version and European release still in the works
Sep 12
Shovel Knight is now available on Mac, Yacht Club Games announced today. The studio also supplied updates on the Linux version and European release, both of which are apparently moving forward, though no real timetables were specified. Also, physical rewards from the title's Kickstarter campaign will likely be sent out very soon. read
Shovel Knight

Shovel Knight sales shakedown, breakdown


You're busted
Aug 06
Shovel Knight has been out for a month and many have been curious about how well it's selling. We heard that it was exceeding expectations, but by how much? The good folks at Yacht Club Games have put an immense amount of wor... read
Shovel Knight

Shovel Knight team muses on Kickstarter, platform sales post-launch


'Kickstarter was a really stressful time'
Aug 04
Shovel Knight finally arrived in June, and it was everything a platformer fan could hope for. Game Informer had a chance to chat with developer Yacht Club Games' Sean Velasco and Nick Wozniak on the process, giving us so... read
Shovel Knight

Here's how to unlock Shovel Knight's Butt Mode


Along with more than 300 other cheats
Jul 03
In almost every conceivable way, Shovel Knight is a throwback to how videogames used to be a few decades ago. Everything positively oozes that retro style, save for blowing into a cartridge before firing it up. Even the ... read
Toys

Get your very own Shovel Knight shovel and helmet


Coming later this year to ThinkGeek
Jul 02
Skip to 3:40 to avoid the Minecraft stuff and get a first look at ThinkGeek's line of upcoming Shovel Knight role-play items. Both the shovel and helmet shown here are works-in-progress, though the former already looks spot ... read
Dig your way to victory
Shovel Knight is an amalgamation of a lot of old school 2D platformers, most notably Zelda II: The Adventure of Link and Mega Man. As such, it involves a decent amount of tricky jumps, boss fights, and some adventure elements that are a bit more cryptic than the average game. Here are some basic tips to help you on your way to New Game+. read feature

Shovel Knight

Here are the differences between the three Shovel Knight platforms


3DS, PC, and Wii U
Jun 26
Although our review is for the Wii U version of Shovel Knight, I had a chance to test out all three versions -- and since all three platforms are utterly different in nature, it can be pretty tough to decide between them. Her... read
Can...you...dig it?! Yep, I can dig it
[Disclosure: I backed the Shovel Knight Kickstarter. A review copy was used for this verdict.] Good things come to those who wait. And boy, have we been waiting for Shovel Knight. Even though they only just completed their Ki... read feature

Shovel Knight

Shovel Knight is available now for backers


A 'surprise' early launch
Jun 25
As a backer of Shovel Knight, I randomly got an email that other backers are probably going to enjoy -- you can redeem your code for Shovel Knight now, ahead of the game's launch tomorrow morning. Just follow the Humble ... read
Shovel Knight!

Shovel Knight exhumes a launch trailer


A groundbreaking adventure awaits
Jun 24
It's been a long and winding road, but Shovel Knight is finally just a couple days away from release. The retro-inspired action platformer is slated to turn up on Wii U, PC, and 3DS in North America starting June 2... read
Shovel Knight

PSA: Here's the status on all of the Shovel Knight Kickstarter rewards and stretch goals


Straight from Yacht Club Games
Jun 19
When Shovel Knight drops next week, everything from the Kickstarter won't be ready just yet. I had a chance to chat with Yacht Club Games and I got the lowdown on everything -- from digital stretch goal inclusions to phy... read
Shovel Knight

Shovel Knight will be handling checkpoints a little differently


Spoiler: I like it a lot
Jun 19
Shovel Knight is almost here -- just one more week until you can get your hands on it. But before then, Yacht Club Games has decided to share their thought process on how they're handling checkpoints, starting with the abando... read
Shovel Knight!

Shovel Knight unearths new trailer, coming in late March


Yacht Club Games announces March 31 release
Jan 22
The team at Yacht Club Games, bless 'em, are planning to make this March a little more magical with the release of Shovel Knight. Today, the developer announced the groundbreaking new title is nearing the final stretch of de... read
Shovel Knight

Zubaz is a secret boss in Shovel Knight


The Two Best Friends have done it again
Dec 25
Last time I wrote a story about Zubaz, I royally goofed things up, requiring a lovely and talented man named "Woolie" to send me private messages until I got the story straight. I promise that I haven't made the same mistakes... read
Shovel Knight

Shovel Knight confirmed for release in early 2014


Yacht Club Games digs deep as project nears release
Nov 30
Shovel Knight will launch early next year, Sean Velasco of Yacht Club Games confirmed to Destructoid. The development team is presently working around the clock as the project approaches its alpha phase. Velasco says the game... read
Shovel Knight

Shovel Knight trailer showcases new enemies, environments


Also, playable at IndieCade this weekend
Oct 05
Shovel Knight has a shiny new trailer and just in time for IndieCade. Yacht Club Games is on hand at the international games festival in Los Angeles this weekend, showcasing the Blue Bomber astride a myriad of other indie games at the Nintendo booth. The groundbreaking new title is aiming to release this winter for Nintendo 3DS, Wii U, and PC. read
Shovel Knight

Shovel Knight update reveals female Shield Knight


Also, teaser screens of Mole Knight's level
Jul 10
Through updates on Yacht Club Games' Shovel Knight Kickstarter page, we've gotten familiar with the lineup of the very Mega Man-ish Order of No Quarter. That doesn't mean there aren't still surprises left in store! Yesterday ... read
The Black Knight

Shovel Knight nemesis the Black Knight unveiled


Wile E. Coyote in plate mail
Jun 04
The beautiful people at Yacht Club Games have unveiled the latest and perhaps greatest character to grace their upcoming platformer, Shovel Knight. Some introductions are in order. Dtoid Community, meet our valiant hero'... read






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