VIDEO: "Shovel Knight" Platformer is Lookin' Good, Arrives in March

Kickstarter-funded game heads to Wii U, Nintendo 3DS, and PC

Yacht Club Games' Kickstarter-funded Shovel Knight is looking and sounding better than ever. Inspired by games ranging from Mega Man and Castlevania to Dark Souls, the platformer now has a release date that's actually pretty appropriately timed. Shovel Knight is in alpha, and will arrive on Wii U, 3DS, and PC on March 31, putting its launch just a few days after that of Dark Souls II

 

I didn't think it was possible to want this game as much as that one, but the new trailer makes yet another strong case for Yacht Club's debut as a studio.

 

 

Mac and Linux versions are also in the works. 

 

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Joseph Luster is the Games and Web editor at Otaku USA Magazine. His blog can be found at subhumanzoids. Follow him on Twitter at @Moldilox.

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