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[Shovel Knight] Strike the Earth!

manwiththemachinegunmanwiththemachinegun METAL GEAR?!Registered User regular
edited January 2014 in Games and Technology
Though the great King of 8 bits, the noble Blue Bomber, slumbers upon Avalon until the day of the Mighty No. 9, fear not people of NES! A new generation of knights has risen to battle evil with courage, honor, and shovels!

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You want a classy, stylish 8 bit platformer that doesn't take itself too seriously? Here you go. You want music from Manami Matsumae, composer of classic Mega Man songs? Done. Oh what's that? You want some Zelda, Castlevania, Ducktales and Dark Souls too? No problem! How about playable bosses, a challenge mode and multiplayer? Done! From Yacht Club Games, Shovel Knight now has a release date of March 31st for PC, 3DS and WiiU!




This is the time, the time for JUSTICE. Shovel Justice!




Awesome concept art:
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  • ElvenshaeElvenshae Registered User regular
    I missed the kickstarter on this one by, like, a day. Glad to see it has a release date!

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  • urahonkyurahonky Registered User regular
    Totally getting this on the WiiU.

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  • manwiththemachinegunmanwiththemachinegun METAL GEAR?! Registered User regular
    Super hyped! The three playable bosses selected by fan vote were: Specter Knight, Plague Knight, and King Knight. And all of them will have a different story mode and gameplay mechanics!

    Darmakanoffday
  • DarmakDarmak RAGE vympyvvhyc vyctyvyRegistered User regular
    Oh my god, I love platformers and I love those retro graphics and music. Going to buy this so hard

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  • mageormikemageormike Registered User regular
    Didn't get a chance to back this, but I'll be making a purchase for sure.

  • manwiththemachinegunmanwiththemachinegun METAL GEAR?! Registered User regular
    edited January 2014
    Director for a day enemies!
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    I'm probably biased, but the Best Friends one is the best. :P The other basic enemies are still awesome though.

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  • Plat0nicPlat0nic Registered User regular
    Why does that knight only use a shovel? Is he digging his own grave?

  • DarmakDarmak RAGE vympyvvhyc vyctyvyRegistered User regular
    The fastest way to dig an enemy's grave is a shovel through their chest cavity.

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  • manwiththemachinegunmanwiththemachinegun METAL GEAR?! Registered User regular
    edited January 2014
    Plat0nic wrote: »
    Why does that knight only use a shovel? Is he digging his own grave?

    He's burying Mega Man's corpse.
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    :P

    Funnily enough, sharpened entrenching tools were used as lethal melee weapons in World War I.

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  • anoffdayanoffday To be changed whenever Anoffday gets around to it. Registered User regular
    edited January 2014
    Excited about this. Glad to see a thread. I kickstarted it, so I assume I'm getting the PC version? Or can we choose?
    Super hyped! The three playable bosses selected by fan vote were: Specter Knight, Plague Knight, and King Knight. And all of them will have a different story mode and gameplay mechanics!

    Wow, I didn't know this. All of those knights look awesome though.

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  • LBD_NytetraynLBD_Nytetrayn TorontoRegistered User regular
    I feel kind of obligated to mention this for those interested:
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    This exclusive artwork was created for NF Magazine by Yacht Club Games‘ own concept artist, Erin Pellon. She went wild with this one – every main character from the game is featured, overflowing from the front cover and on to the back. (We’ll let you pick up a copy of the issue to see the reverse side, though. Grab a Bundle in the NF Store to get your name on the list!)

    Exclusive interview with Yacht Club Games about it inside, too.

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  • manwiththemachinegunmanwiththemachinegun METAL GEAR?! Registered User regular
    edited January 2014
    anoffday wrote: »
    Excited about this. Glad to see a thread. I kickstarted it, so I assume I'm getting the PC version? Or can we choose?
    Super hyped! The three playable bosses selected by fan vote were: Specter Knight, Plague Knight, and King Knight. And all of them will have a different story mode and gameplay mechanics!

    Wow, I didn't know this. All of those knights look awesome though.

    There was a choice to pick what platform you wanted it on back when the Kickstarter was running. If you can't remember, you may need to contact them, or if you've been getting emails from Yacht Club, check out those. There's an FAQ on their website.

    http://yachtclubgames.com/

    With PC there's a bit of flexibility, there's a normal PC release with no DRM and a STEAM version.

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  • El FantasticoEl Fantastico Toronto, ONRegistered User regular
    I backed this about halfway through it's KS. Picking it up for 3DS because I'm curious to see what they'll do with the second screen.

    I thought the music was done by Jake Kaufman.

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  • anoffdayanoffday To be changed whenever Anoffday gets around to it. Registered User regular
    edited January 2014
    anoffday wrote: »
    Excited about this. Glad to see a thread. I kickstarted it, so I assume I'm getting the PC version? Or can we choose?
    Super hyped! The three playable bosses selected by fan vote were: Specter Knight, Plague Knight, and King Knight. And all of them will have a different story mode and gameplay mechanics!

    Wow, I didn't know this. All of those knights look awesome though.

    There was a choice to pick what platform you wanted it on back when the Kickstarter was running. If you can't remember, you may need to contact them, or if you've been getting emails from Yacht Club, check out those. There's an FAQ on their website.

    http://yachtclubgames.com/

    With PC there's a bit of flexibility, there's a normal PC release with no DRM and a STEAM version.

    Went back through my emails and saw this.

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    Get a digital copy of Shovel Knight for PC, hot off the digital presses!

    Was this before they announced it for other platforms? Or did I have to spend more to get to choose? This was for 10 dollars.

    edit: Yep. Just figured it out. 10 was for PC. 15 let you choose. I'm ok with it. I'd go with steam anyway.

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  • Blood DriveBlood Drive Registered User regular
    Backed this. Super exited to see it finally come to life. Cant wait!

  • manwiththemachinegunmanwiththemachinegun METAL GEAR?! Registered User regular
    I backed this about halfway through it's KS. Picking it up for 3DS because I'm curious to see what they'll do with the second screen.

    I thought the music was done by Jake Kaufman.

    It is, but Manami Matsumae is more of a headline grabber. All the tracks so far sound awesome though.

  • manwiththemachinegunmanwiththemachinegun METAL GEAR?! Registered User regular
    Pretty good interview here with Yacht Club Games about Shovel Knight's design:

    http://www.vg247.com/2014/02/13/shovel-knight-retro-action-in-spades/

  • manwiththemachinegunmanwiththemachinegun METAL GEAR?! Registered User regular
    edited February 2014
    Geez forums.

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  • manwiththemachinegunmanwiththemachinegun METAL GEAR?! Registered User regular
    edited February 2014
    Stop going crazy.

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  • DarmakDarmak RAGE vympyvvhyc vyctyvyRegistered User regular
    Shit yeah, still excited for this game!

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  • Descendant XDescendant X Registered User regular
    Well then. I know what I'll be buying on March 31st. 3DS, baby!

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  • ZythonZython Registered User regular
    Well then. I know what I'll be buying on March 31st. 3DS, baby!

    Still need to decide if I want the 3DS or Wii U version. Both of them have nifty features utilizing the systems. And I can technically play both in bed. Choices…

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  • Descendant XDescendant X Registered User regular
    Zython wrote: »
    Well then. I know what I'll be buying on March 31st. 3DS, baby!

    Still need to decide if I want the 3DS or Wii U version. Both of them have nifty features utilizing the systems. And I can technically play both in bed. Choices…

    If I had a WiiU the choice might be a shade more difficult. Alas, I have a PC and no use for consoles anymore.

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  • manwiththemachinegunmanwiththemachinegun METAL GEAR?! Registered User regular
    I'm pretty excited, this will be the first game I've backed through kickstart. If it's as good as an average Megaman game, I'll be pleased. But it seems like a lot more has gone into it.

  • ZythonZython Registered User regular
    Zython wrote: »
    Well then. I know what I'll be buying on March 31st. 3DS, baby!

    Still need to decide if I want the 3DS or Wii U version. Both of them have nifty features utilizing the systems. And I can technically play both in bed. Choices…

    If I had a WiiU the choice might be a shade more difficult. Alas, I have a PC and no use for consoles anymore.

    I hear ya. If it weren't for Nintendo and a handful of other good Japanese console games, I'd probably go full PC as well.

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  • manwiththemachinegunmanwiththemachinegun METAL GEAR?! Registered User regular
    New developer interview:

  • Descendant XDescendant X Registered User regular
    Okay, so when is this coming out now? Apparently it was pushed back on all platforms? I was so pumped to get it today...

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  • DeMoNDeMoN Registered User regular
    I believe "a few weeks" is as specific as they've been.

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  • BlueBlueBlueBlue Registered User regular
    edited March 2014
    Update 40 wrote:
    Hello Shovelers and Shovelettes! There are only a couple weeks until Shovel Knight’s release date of March 31. The crew at the Yacht Club is tired; we’ve been working literally every day, and every waking hour, to make the game great. But! We’re just not quite there yet.
    So, we hemmed and hawed, and made a Super Important Executive Decision. This update is to let everyone know that Shovel Knight will be missing March 31 by a few weeks to make sure it’s a world class experience, and can release on all platforms simultaneously. This isn’t a major delay, or a long one; it’s simply a stretch of time to get everything polished and aligned. While major development is quickly drawing to a close, there are still some external factors, like submission preparation, which need a little bit more breathing room before the game goes live.

    We don’t want to announce another release date until it's 100% locked in with both Nintendo and Steam, so please sit tight… we’ll announce a new, final release date very soon.
    http://yachtclubgames.com/2014/03/delay-extravaganza/

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  • manwiththemachinegunmanwiththemachinegun METAL GEAR?! Registered User regular
    edited April 2014
    For those who were part of the kickstarter, on the humble bundle page to claim your purchase there's an option to download high resolution character art. There's also some new music on the official site.

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  • anoffdayanoffday To be changed whenever Anoffday gets around to it. Registered User regular
    So any more news on this? It's been 2 weeks.

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  • manwiththemachinegunmanwiththemachinegun METAL GEAR?! Registered User regular
    Based on twitter chatting, it sounds like June is the target release date but obviously that's not set in stone. I think the reason for the delay is a hold up with getting all the different editions ready to go for a same day launch.

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  • StericaSterica Registered User, Moderator mod
    I dunno what went wrong when you are two weeks from release and suddenly need to move it to June.

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  • ZythonZython Registered User regular
    Rorus Raz wrote: »
    I dunno what went wrong when you are two weeks from release and suddenly need to move it to June.

    The only thing I can think of is that there was a game-breaking bug they caught in the last minute.

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  • DelzhandDelzhand Noxalas! Registered User regular
    I can't even imagine what kind of bug would take months to fix, unless your actual game code it atrocious.

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  • BlueBlueBlueBlue Registered User regular
    What I imagine is whoever is announcing dates is doing so based on the "if everything goes according to plan it should be done by x" estimates

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  • DeMoNDeMoN Registered User regular
    Apparently they just wanted to take an extra bunch of weeks to polish the shit out of it. Which is fine by me.

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  • El FantasticoEl Fantastico Toronto, ONRegistered User regular
    Just received a KS e-mail about the game.

    Official official release date is June 26. Right after my birthday.

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