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3:15 PM on 07.03.2014

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

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 ...

Brett Makedonski


7:00 PM on 07.02.2014

Get your very own Shovel Knight shovel and helmet

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 ...

Jordan Devore



Very Quick Tips: Shovel Knight photo
Very Quick Tips: Shovel Knight
by Chris Carter

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+.

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8:05 AM on 06.26.2014

Here are the differences between the three Shovel Knight platforms

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...

Chris Carter



Review: Shovel Knight photo
Review: Shovel Knight
by Chris Carter

Good things come to those who wait. And boy, have we been waiting for Shovel Knight.

Even though they only just completed their Kickstarter last April, it feels like we've been twiddling our thumbs for eons for Yacht Club Games' debut release. With delay after delay prohibiting us from getting our hands on this love-letter to retro platformers, at one point it felt like it was never going to see the light of day.

Well, it's here now -- and it's everything we hoped it would be.

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10:44 PM on 06.25.2014

Shovel Knight is available now for backers

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 ...

Chris Carter

2:00 PM on 06.24.2014

Shovel Knight exhumes a launch trailer

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...

Kyle MacGregor

6:45 PM on 06.19.2014

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

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...

Chris Carter

9:00 AM on 06.19.2014

Shovel Knight will be handling checkpoints a little differently

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...

Chris Carter

5:45 PM on 01.22.2014

Shovel Knight unearths new trailer, coming in late March

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...

Kyle MacGregor

7:00 PM on 12.25.2013

Zubaz is a secret boss in Shovel Knight

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...

Jonathan Holmes





7:00 AM on 11.30.2013

Shovel Knight confirmed for release in early 2014

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...

Kyle MacGregor

3:00 PM on 10.05.2013

Shovel Knight trailer showcases new enemies, environments

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.

Kyle MacGregor

4:00 AM on 07.10.2013

Shovel Knight update reveals female Shield Knight

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 ...

Tony Ponce

1:45 PM on 06.04.2013

Shovel Knight nemesis the Black Knight unveiled

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'...

Kyle MacGregor

11:00 AM on 05.10.2013

The final Shovel Knight boss has been revealed

Yacht Club Games is chugging along with development of Shovel Knight after their successful Kickstarter, and now, they have an office. While a major congratulations is in order, I think everyone will be even more excited due ...

Chris Carter