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 brought the unveiling of Shield Knight, a female warrior who wields two shields of comically different size and serves as Shovel Knight's adventuring partner / love interest. At first I thought this was the heroine of the game's "Gender Swap Mode," but apparently she's a different character altogether. Or is she? I don't know!
Shield Knight has vanished prior to the start of the main story and Shovel Knight must track her down. However, if you zoom close to her face, you will notice a mole under her left eye. Main villainess The Enchantress also has a mole in the same spot. I think you can connect the dots.
Also part of this update are a pair of screens for Mole Knight's stage. Check 'em out in the gallery.
Update #26: Shield Knight and More! [Kickstarter]