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Shovel Knight Unearthed for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS
|By Business Wire
|June 25, 2014 08:03 AM EDT
On June 26, Yacht Club Games launches the hotly anticipated Shovel
Knight for Wii
U and Nintendo
3DS, a sweeping classic platform adventure game with awesome game
play, memorable characters and an 8-bit retro aesthetic.
On June 26, Yacht Club Games launches the hotly anticipated Shovel Knight for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS, a sweeping classic platform adventure game with awesome game play, memorable characters and an 8-bit retro aesthetic. (Photo: Business Wire)
You play as the eponymous Shovel Knight, a small knight with a huge
quest. Shovel Knight has come to this land with two goals: to defeat the
evil Enchantress and quest for his lost beloved. But between Shovel
Knight and his beloved stands a cadre of villainous knights. These
terrible foes, known as The Order of No Quarter, have been dispatched to
prevent Shovel Knight from reaching the Enchantress, and will pursue
their mission at any cost!
Packed to the brim with content, Shovel Knight boasts several
unique features on Nintendo platforms. Shovel Knight will include
functionality on Wii U, and the Nintendo 3DS version will feature both
stereoscopic 3D and an exclusive Battle Arena mode using StreetPass.
“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
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.
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 http://www.nintendo.com/wiiu
For further Shovel Knight details:
Shovel Knight Press Kit: http://yachtclubgames.com/2014/06/press-kitmanual/
Shovel Knight Website: http://www.shovelknight.com
Shovel Knight Launch Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SgnD4WRzgjI
Shovel Knight Twitter: https://twitter.com/yachtclubgames
Shovel Knight Facebook: facebook.com/yachtclubgames
About Nintendo: The worldwide pioneer in the creation of
interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan,
manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Wii U™
and Wii™ home consoles, and Nintendo 3DS™ and
Nintendo DS™ families of portable systems. Since 1983, when
it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System™, Nintendo has
sold more than 4.2 billion video games and more than 670 million
hardware units globally, including the current-generation Wii U,
Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS XL, as well as the Game Boy™,
Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi™ and Nintendo DSi
XL™, Super NES™, Nintendo 64™, Nintendo
GameCube™ and Wii systems. It has also created industry icons
that have become well-known, household names such as Mario™,
Donkey Kong™, Metroid™, Zelda™ and
Pokémon™. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America
Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo’s
operations in the Western Hemisphere. For more information about
Nintendo, please visit the company’s website at http://www.nintendo.com.
About Yacht Club Games: Yacht Club Games is an independent game
developer started in 2013 by a crew of former WayForward employees. We
are a fun-loving bunch of gaming geniuses who have dedicated our lives
to video games ever since we saw our first pixels. However, our serious
and solemn goal is to make really awesome original games that fuse
modern and retro sensibilities. We want to create fun and challenging
gameplay. We want to both tug at your heartstrings and delight you with
levity and charm. We want to make games that you play together with
friends and family. Most of all, we want to give everyone the same
collective types of game experiences that have defined our generation.
It’s such an exciting time to be a fan of games; the industry is
experiencing a renaissance and creativity is flourishing. We are so, so
excited to develop games that we love, in hopes that you love them too.
Let’s make a splash!
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