Preview: Shovel Knight (Wii U)

Have you ever looked at your retro game collection and said “I wish I could play these games like they were brand new?”  Do you long for an IP that makes you feel the way when you played your first 8 or 16 bit game?


Well you don’t need to wait very much longer.  Shovel Knight aims to fill that new-retro void deep within your soul.

From developer Yacht Club Games’ press site:

“Shovel Knight is a sweeping classic action adventure game with awesome gameplay, memorable characters, and an 8-bit retro aesthetic. You play as the eponymous Shovel Knight, a small knight with a huge quest. Shovel Knight has come to this valley with two goals: to defeat the evil Enchantress and save his lost beloved. He wields a Shovel Blade; a multipurpose weapon whose techniques have now been lost to the ages. Always honest and helpful, Shovel Knight is a shining example of the code of Shovelry: Slash Mercilessly and Dig Tirelessly!

However, 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 at any cost! If you love games with perfect platforming, beautiful art, infectious music, crazy bosses, humor and levity, and real heart… Shovel Knight is for you!”

Shovel Knight is exactly this! Get excited, June 26th, 2014 for Windows, Steam, 3DS and Wii U.

[jumbotron heading=”Are you going to check it out?”]You won’t be disappointed. I wasn’t. Full review to come June 26th.[/jumbotron]

Drew Koehler

Founder and writer for Geeks Under Grace. Christian, Husband, Father, Sailor and Geek!

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