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The Battletoad fight in Shovel Knight Xbox One is so much better than the PSN's Kratos


Watch it here
Apr 28
 
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...




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...




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 ...




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.




Here's how to unlock Kratos in Shovel Knight, and a look at the full boss battle


Progression spoilers
Apr 21
 
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...




Podtoid 291: Shovel Knight's Yacht Party


All aboard!
Apr 20
 
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...




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...




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...




Spring Fever '15 might be PSN's best promotion ever


Titan Souls, Shovel Knight, Bastion, Hotline Miami 2, Axiom Verge, and more!
Feb 26
 
Sony is back with its annual "Spring Fever" promotion, and boy howdy is it a good one. Starting March 3, PSN will have eight solid weeks of hot new digital releases, all of which will be available at a discount for PlayStatio...




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...




Adorable fan-made Shovel Knight Christmas cartoon


It's Chriiiistmaaaaasssss
Dec 23
 
It's Christmas time here at Destructoid and what better way to celebrate than this adorable fan animation about Shovel Knight at Christmas. It's short, it's sweet, and it's certainly heartwarming. If you want to see more of their videos you can check out Wind-up Dog Animation on YouTube.




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...




Shovel Knight is coming to the PS3, PS4, Vita, Kratos boss teased


Nice!
Dec 06
 
Coming off of Yacht Club Games' 300k sales of Shovel Knight on the Wii U, 3DS, and PC, they have just announced that the game is coming to PlayStation platforms. It'll arrive on the PS3, PS4, and Vita sometime in the near fu...




Shovel Knight breaks 300k in sales


It deserves it!
Dec 05
 
When you're doing all of your community Game of the Year votes I hope you don't forget Shovel Knight. It's what I'd consider a modern classic, and an example of how retro games still aren't out of style, and can be done right...




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,...




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...




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...




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.




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...




A video cassette guide to Shovel Knight


This is so, so good
Jul 07
 
This isn't the first cheesy "How to Win" video My Life in Gaming has put out, but it's perhaps the most fitting given the subject matter and its influences. Ready to become a Shovel Knight master? If you've ever sought guidance from a VHS tape for tips and tricks, you'll love this. It covers the whole game!




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 ...




You could be listening to the Shovel Knight soundtrack right now


What an amazing game
Jun 27
 
I'd rather be playing Shovel Knight right now but there's work to be done and the guilt that would ensue would be too much for me to handle. Thankfully, Jake Kaufman's original soundtrack for the game is up on Bandcamp and it...




Very Quick Tips: Shovel Knight


Dig your way to victory
Jun 26
 
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+.




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...




Review: Shovel Knight


Can...you...dig it?! Yep, I can dig it
Jun 26
 
[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...




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 ...




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...




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...




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...




Shovel Knight unearths June 26 release on Wii U, 3DS, PC


HNNNNNNNNNNNG!
Jun 05
 
Shovel Knight is just three short weeks away, Yacht Club Games announced today. Yay! The action platformer is slated to arrive on Nintendo 3DS and Wii U eShop in North America on June 26 and worldwide that very same day for S...




Shovel Knight gets 3DS and Wii U specific features


Digger's Diary, Street Pass Arena, and more
Apr 14
 
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...




Shovel Knight is basically 'done', release imminent


The delay was for a simultaneous release
Apr 03
 
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...




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


Nooooo
Mar 12
 
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...




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...




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...




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.




Digging into retro platformer Shovel Knight


Beating everything to death with a shovel, sometimes
Sep 05
 
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.




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 ...




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'...




Shovel Knight devs on success, Mega Man, and more


Get to know the people that make great videogames
May 11
 
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...




The final Shovel Knight boss has been revealed


Order of No Quarter complete
May 10
 
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 ...




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


Get to know the people that make great videogames
May 05
 
[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 ...




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


Just a few hours left to get in on backer rewards
Apr 13
 
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...




Shovel Knight features fun in spades


In SPADES! GET IT?!
Apr 10
 
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...




Shovel Knight confirmed for Mac, Linux


Prepare for justice! Shovel justice!
Apr 07
 
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...




Mega Man 1 & 10 composer joins the Shovel Knight team


The auditory magic of Mega Man lives on in shovel form
Apr 04
 
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...




Shovel Knight levels up again with achievements


Plus, 'dat Plague Knight!
Apr 04
 
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...




Shovel Knight's Kickstarter is doing very well


Starting to make its way through stretch goals
Apr 02
 
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...




Shovel Knight hits Kickstarter goal with 2 weeks to spare


Yacht Club announces stretch goals for project
Mar 30
 
[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...




PAX: Shovel Knight is AMAZING


Can you dig it?
Mar 24
 
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 ...








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