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Yacht Club finally shares more info on Shovel Knight's Spectral campaign

Shovel Knight is the game that keeps on giving. It was a complete experience out of the gate, but the team has managed to add some killer DLC with the Plague of Shadows campaign and the addition of co-op by way of the amiibo figure. But the...   read

 
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Shovel Knight

Shovel Knight is getting an official beginner's guide of sorts

Yacht Club Games' Shovel Knight train continues with a new official book called the "Codes of Shovelry Handbook." It boasts an overview of the game, biographies for all of the core characters, and "enhanced tips for gameplay." The age ...   read

 
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Shovel Knight

Shovel Knight just hit one million in digital sales, amiibo is doing well too

[Update: Yacht Club Games reports roughly 3,000 refunds on Steam were requested.] Yacht Club Games just posted a massive info blowout for Shovel Knight, and if you remotely like the game it's worth a read. For instance, did you know that th...   read

 
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Shield Knight and Plague Knight plush toys are coming soon

Shovel Knight is still making a killing digitally, and indie developer Yacht Club Games has expanded well beyond the gaming space, with a toy line to boot. That includes the upcoming Plague Knight and Shield Knight figures, and the rec...   read

 
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Shovel Knight

Nintendo is publishing Shovel Knight in Japan

Shovel Knight has been a hit in just about every country it was released in, and now it's ready to make the journey over to Japan. As announced yesterday, Nintendo is going to be taking care of publishing duties. It's a perfect match, hones...   read

 
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Shovel Knight

You can scan the Shovel Knight amiibo through the box

Fans recently discovered that the Shovel Knight amiibo can be scanned through the box, and guess what -- Yacht Club Games actually did this by design. According to the developer, they obtained feedback from fans before the launch of the ami...   read

 
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Shovel Knight

Yacht Club shares what's next for Shovel Knight with Destructoid

Recently I had a chance to chat with Yacht Club Games' David D'Angelo, who shared a bit about some upcoming updates to Shovel Knight. As a recap we've recently acquired the free Plague Knight campaign in addition to the $13 co-op and Custom...   read

 
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Shovel Knight amiibo

Looking at it like $13 DLC, the Shovel Knight amiibo is worth it

I managed to pick up a Shovel Knight amiibo yesterday for the US launch, and I couldn't resist giving it a go immediately on Wii U. Despite the fact that I've completed the campaign roughly 10 times since its launch (not counting the Plag...   read

 
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Update: The Shovel Knight amiibo was available for pre-order at Amazon

[Update: All gone! We'll keep you appraised if Shovel Knight returns to Amazon or Best Buy.] Recently, I purchased a Silver Mario amiibo just because I wanted to say that I had completed Wave 3. Help me. Anyway, the Shovel Knight amiibo is ...   read

 
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The Shovel Knight amiibo is coming to Europe almost a month before North America

Jeez, we haven’t had any amiibo-related news for at least uh... five minutes now? These minutes have been dark, grim, and uncertain times, but fear not my friends! Shovel Knight, of Shovel Knight fame, is here to save the day. As ann...   read

 
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Shovel Knight amiibo

Yacht Club Games would love to have Tingle DLC for Shovel Knight

The Shovel Knight amiibo is still mysteriously a giant question mark in the US, despite the fact that some people in Europe are getting their hands on the toy this week. Speaking to Gaming Boulevard, developer Yacht Club Games had a few int...   read

 
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Can you dig it?

Nintendo lists Shovel Knight amiibo as compatible with Smash Bros.

For a brief period yesterday, Nintendo listed ye olde Shovel Knight amiibo as being compatible for training in battle in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, which seemed to suggest he is going to be a DLC character in the fighting game. Yacht...   read

 
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Shovel Knight

Shovel Knight's Xbox One retail version is in limbo due to publishing policies

Yacht Club Games has hit some snags with the retail versions of Shovel Knight. For starters, the studio has abandoned plans for a physical copy on Xbox One this holiday. "We really gave it our best effort, but unfortunately, because of pub...   read

 
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Shovel Knight

Shovel Knight sales were dominated by PC, Nintendo platforms

Recently at an event called Gaming Insiders, Nathan Vella of Capybara Games shared some indie sales figures with us, in an effort to shine a light on the indie industry. Apparently, Shovel Knight sold best on PC, with 32% of the sales ...   read

 
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Suge Knight?

Free Shovel Knight expansion out September 17

Yacht Club Games just announced Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows is coming to, "all existing platforms and regions on September 17, 2015." The free expansion is a completely remixed story mode starring Plague Knight and featuring some new a...   read

 
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Nintendo isn't producing the Shovel Knight amiibo (updated with video interview)

At PAX Prime 2015, Yacht Club games "Captain" Sean Velasco told Destructoid that Nintendo isn't actually making the Shovel Knight amiibo. The figure's production and distribution was left in the hands of Yacht Club, which is producing it in...   read

 
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Yacht Club and Nintendo confirm the Shovel Knight Amiibo

Laura (and the rest of the internet since it was leaked yesterday) was right! Nintendo has confirmed that there is an Amiibo coming for Yacht Club Games’ Shovel Knight. The amiibo will unlock an exclusive co-op mode for the Wii U ver...   read

 
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UK retailer GAME just announced a Shovel Knight amiibo

Holy heck, it looks like Shovel Knight is getting an amiibo. Announced via a tweet made by GAME Brighton, a local branch of the UK's biggest dedicated gaming retailer, the tweet was promptly deleted but appears to be very official. Thanks ...   read

 
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Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows looks wonderful

Plague of Shadows looks like the perfect excuse to get back into Shovel Knight. It's a free expansion that remixes the game to tell an alternate story about the Plague Knight. Between his customizable bomb-based moveset and some new areas a...   read

 
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Check out this Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows info blowout

Nintendo UK caught up with Yacht Club Games, and chatted a bit about what to expect in the new Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows DLC coming up. As a note, although they state that it will be coming to "Nintendo platforms" in the video,...   read

 
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Shovel Knight retail

Shovel Knight headed to retail with a proper instruction manual

Shovel Knight is one of those games that's so good, you want as many people as possible to hear about it, play it, and hopefully dig it as much as you do. To that end, some good news: Yacht Club Games is pushing for a retail launch on Octob...   read

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

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 version has Krato...   read

 
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Shovel Knight

Learn the real names of the enemies in Shovel Knight

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 leading up to ...   read

 
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Shovel Knight

Shovel Knight unearths April 29 Xbox One launch

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 fight. Maybe yo...   read

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

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...   read

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

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 method in regards t...   read

 
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Shovel Knight Interview

Podtoid 291: Shovel Knight's Yacht Party

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 platformer of 2014 is...   read

 
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Battletoads join Shovel Knight on Xbox One in April

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 has been so much ...   read

 
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Shovel Knight DLC

Yacht Club Games teases Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows

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 Shadows." Developer...   read

 
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PSN Spring Fever '15

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

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 PlayStation Plus members ...   read

 
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Shovel Knight

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

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 PlayStation Plus...   read

 
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Adorable fan-made Shovel Knight Christmas cartoon

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 yo...   read

 
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Shovel Knight

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

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-swap mode, mor...   read

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

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 future. Also, a K...   read

 
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Shovel Knight

Shovel Knight breaks 300k in sales

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. Capcom should...   read

 
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Shovel Knight Wii U

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

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 developer ...   read

 
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Shovel Knight

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

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 is giving them a...   read

 
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Shovel Knight's Eurotrip

Shovel Knight heads to Europe and Australia in November

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 "Nintendo Key Vouch...   read

 
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Shovel Knight Mac

Shovel Knight now available for Mac

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...   read

 
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Shovel Knight

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

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 some more details...   read

 
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A video cassette guide to Shovel Knight

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 ...   read

 
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Shovel Knight

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 game's more tha...   read

 
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You could be listening to the Shovel Knight soundtrack right now

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 can be streame...   read

 
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Shovel Knight tips

Very Quick Tips: Shovel Knight

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...   read

 
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Shovel Knight

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. Here's the rundown...   read

 
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Review: Shovel Knight

[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 Kickstarter last ...   read

 
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Shovel Knight

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 Bundle URL in t...   read

 
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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 26. In the meant...   read

 
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Shovel Knight

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 physical rewards. ...   read

 
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Shovel Knight

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 abandoned "invisible"...   read

 

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