Shovel Knight Returns Us to Classic Gaming with Nintendo!

Nintendo Returns to Classic Retro Gaming with Shovel Knight

Originally Published on the Blast Away the Game Review Facebook Page

Written by Dustin Murphy

 Ever wanted a reason to return to retro gaming? Well the indie scene has given us a few reasons, and all of them have been good. This time it’s being delivered to the Wii U and the Nintendo 3DS by Yacht Club Games. The game will launch with both classic platforming and adventure at its core mechanics, which will leave players enjoying what games stemmed from.

 In this upcoming title players will take the role as Shovel Knight. This man is small in stature with a much larger quest upon his shoulders to complete. This quest is not as simple as it may seem. Especially with two quests going at once: defeat the evil Enchantress and seek the safety of his beloved lady. This quest however, will not be simple for our little Shovel Knight. He will take on an evil set of foes, known as The Order of No Quarter, which means they have either stolen his lunch money, or they are simply trying to stop him from pursuing the Enchantress, and saving his beloved lady.

 From what we have learned, Shovel Knight will be made with several things in mind: Stereoscopic 3D for 3DS, exclusive Battle Arena mode for the StreetPass feature of the 3DS, and an exclusive Miiverse functionality for the Wii U.

Official Information from Nintendo Entertainment:

“With Shovel Knight, Yacht Club Games is leading a new indie charge in the Nintendo eShop, strengthening an already great lineup of content,” said Steve Singer, Nintendo of America’s vice president of Licensing.

Since its announcement in 2013, Shovel Knight’s polished game play and beautiful presentation have made it a worldwide phenomenon, garnering effusive praise from players and critics alike:

IGN – “Shovel Knight’s charm stands out far beyond its aesthetics – the music is incredible, it controls like a dream, and it manages to be challenging while never being unfair.”

Alexa Ray Corriea, Polygon – “…playing the game, I felt not only nostalgia, but I felt at home.”

Kyle MacGregor, Destructoid – “Playing Shovel Knight makes me grin like an idiot.”

Kevin Cassidy, GoNintendo – “Shovel Knight is the real deal. Yacht Club Games has made something really special with this game. Ridiculously good!”

M.H. Williams, US Gamer – “I will say, this is the most ‘Nintendo’ game I’ve ever played.”

Shovel Knight launches June 26 as a digital download in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. Remember that Wii U and Nintendo 3DS feature parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access. For more information about this and other features, visit and

For further Shovel Knight details:

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Shovel Knight Launch Trailer

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