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5:15 PM on 04.14.2014

Shovel Knight gets 3DS and Wii U specific features

Wondering which version of Shovel Knight to get? Well, maybe some additional features might help. Thanks to the 3DS' two screens, when you play Shovel Knight you don't have to stop shoveling fools to change your items or vie...

Steven Hansen




11:30 AM on 04.03.2014

Shovel Knight is basically 'done', release imminent

The last we heard of Shovel Knight, it was delayed into April for some last minute tweaks. But now Yacht Club Games has released a new Kickstarter update, noting that it was "essentially complete," and the major reason f...

Chris Carter




5:00 PM on 03.12.2014

Shovel Knight not arriving in March, delayed for a 'few weeks'

Shovel Knight was set for a March 31st release date for 3DS, PC, and Wii U, but the key word here is "was" -- developer Yacht Club Games has announced a delay on their Kickstarter page. According to the update, Shov...

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 dev...

Kyle MacGregor




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




9:00 AM on 09.05.2013

Digging into retro platformer Shovel Knight

Shovel Knight! It's pretty damn great. It's shaping up to be the ultimate retro feel-y game and both Jonathan Holmes and Spencer Hayes are really digging what they saw of the game this past PAX. Yeah, that joke hasn't totally been beaten into the ground ... with a shovel.

Hamza CTZ Aziz




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




2:00 PM on 05.11.2013

Shovel Knight devs on success, Mega Man, and more

Last Sunday of Sup Holmes (now on iTunes) we were joined by Sean, Woz, and Erin of Yacht Club Games. We got the full scoop how their debut game Shovel Knight has managed to gather so much attention (and money), why...

Jonathan Holmes




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




2:45 PM on 05.05.2013

Sup Holmes digs deep with Shovel Knight's Sean V.

[Music from the TtWaV album by Mike P.] [Update: And animator Woz as coming to! The last time Sup Holmes saw Sean Velasco, he was at Wayforward, the studio where he'd worked to create Contra 4, Double Dragon: Neon, and ...

Jonathan Holmes




9:30 AM on 04.13.2013

Shovel Knight home stretch live stream, fan art, and fun

The Shovel Knight Kickstarter has been a roaring success, raising almost four times its original goal. This game no longer needs your support to become a reality, but you may want to back it anyway. With under 13 hours t...

Jonathan Holmes




2:30 PM on 04.10.2013

Shovel Knight features fun in spades

Yesterday on Mash Tactics, Rick "King Foom" Olson sat down with the development team at Yacht Club Games to show off their totally awesome new project, Shovel Knight. With just three days remaining in its Kickstarter funding...

Conrad Zimmerman




7:00 PM on 04.07.2013

Shovel Knight confirmed for Mac, Linux

Good news, everyone! Shovel Knight has leveled up once again and will now be coming to Mac and Linux in addition to PC, 3DS, and Wii U. No word on when that'll happen but Yacht Club Games is shooting for a 2013 release. The t...

Kyle MacGregor




6:15 PM on 04.04.2013

Mega Man 1 & 10 composer joins the Shovel Knight team

We've been posting about Shovel Knight a lot. It's not our fault. It's Yacht Club Games's fault. They just keep announcing new things that make us feel great, so we have to write about them. Those are the rules.  The lat...

Jonathan Holmes




7:00 AM on 04.04.2013

Shovel Knight levels up again with achievements

Shovel Knight continues to plow through its stretch goals, as achievements have just been unlocked! Yacht Club Games clarifies that even the 3DS and Wii U will have their own in-game achievement system, while the Steam releas...

Chris Carter




7:30 AM on 04.02.2013

Shovel Knight's Kickstarter is doing very well

Not only is the Shovel Knight Kickstarter fully funded, but it's also attacking its stretch goals at the moment. Now you can get more copies of the game (Wii U, PC, 3DS) per $15 pledge without having to create multiple accoun...

Chris Carter




1:00 AM on 03.30.2013

Shovel Knight hits Kickstarter goal with 2 weeks to spare

[Update: The project is fully funded. Everything else from here on in is just gravy.] Shovel Knight is rapidly approaching its $75,000 project goal on Kickstarter. Given the likelihood of achieving that sum over the cour...

Kyle MacGregor




4:00 PM on 03.24.2013

PAX: Shovel Knight is AMAZING

In just a few short days Shovel Knight has gone from a blip on my radar to one of my most anticipated titles of the year. Designed by a small but talented team of former WayForward developers, this is an upcoming indie title ...

Kyle MacGregor




7:00 AM on 03.19.2013

Ex-WayForward dev's Shovel Knight promised for Wii U, 3DS

Only a few days ago, Shovel Knight was announced as the first title from Yacht Club Games, which consists of several former WayForward staffers. The retro platformer challenges conventions by equipping the stalwart hero with ...

Tony Ponce




2:00 AM on 03.15.2013

Former WayForward devs announce Shovel Knight

Shovel Knight is a new action platformer from Yacht Club Games. Headed up by former WayForward director Sean Velasco (Contra 4, A Boy and his Blob, Double Dragon Neon), the game uses an "8-bit +" art style that sticks to the...

Jonathan Holmes








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