Shovel Knight is finally upon us! The game was originally supposed to launch last year, but after being pushed back to March of this year and then again, we began to wonder when we’d see the 8-bit platformer grace the Wii U. That day is this Thursday, June 26. It’s a simultaneous release, with the game launching on Wii U, Nintendo 3DS, and Steam at the same time. If you’re a fan of Mega Man style games with iconic bosses at the end of each level, you’re in for a real treat with this game. We’ll have a review of the game forth-coming, but in the mean time, do you plan on purchasing this game when it comes out on Thursday? local_offer Nintendo Shovel Knight wii u Yacht Club Games stars Further Reading Why Nintendo discontinued the NES Classic Nintendo will not have an E3 press conference Nintendo profits are up 520% Breath of the Wild sells 3.8 million units Is Nintendo shafting Axiom Verge because of Dan Adelman? Nintendo doesn't need 3rd parties, says Stardock CEO disqus_QNIAqtNpHo at first i thought this game was weird but it looks awesome it’s like tloz mega man and metroid combined Donaald I can see, they tweaked the art-style, now it does look 8-bit, like late-released SMS game. Bob Charlie Prepare for justice, SHOVEL JUSTICE! Palmer27 Dark Souls + NES platformer = must own Denvy This trailer makes it look so darn easy! Can’t wait to actually die a gazillion times when I play it! Ha, in all seriousness, looks great. Jakob Why did they basically copy Master Porkys theme for this trialer 🙁 LevenThumps I wasn’t initially interested in this game, but this trailer has peaked my interest. ActivesiN this game looks insane! Joseph Oliveira This game looks like a lot of fun! It looks more polished than before. Yay! Roadkill409 looks like more fun on the Wii U Wooopigsooie I’ve been waiting freaking forever for this game! So glad to see it finally release in it’s full glory this Thursday. Love the music in the trailer as well. This game (from what I can tell so far) has some of the best elements from so many classic 2D 8-bit games from the 90’s (the vast variety of weapons kinda makes me think Kirby). Will be an eshop must have for sure. Assassinated23 The music reminds me of Zelda in several places. Zorlac79 Seems more like Castlevania with some hints of Zelda II to me. I am definitely gonna check it out! Michael Hancock It is reminiscent of Zelda II. Especially the downward stab hop. Zelda II is an obscure gem, and happens to be my favorite game of all time. I named my son Link, after Link in “Link: Zelda II”. I don’t understand how people are on the fence about Shovel Knight. Will I buy this game? The answer is a resounding “FUCK YES!”. Bob Charlie SK is actually a game that combines the game mechanics of Duck Tales, Mega Man, and Castlevania. By the way, if you really named your child after a game then get the game’s name correct. The second Zelda game is called “Zelda II: The Adventures of Link.” Michael Hancock I’m aware of the title, you fucking weak retard. What I said was I named my son Link, after Link (the character) in Zelda II. Bob Charlie Cry more. Zorlac79 Link was one of my favorites of all time as well, waiting on a full HD remake of the first two nes titles, maybe some day. Love your “actually” explanation as you are spot on with it. Ignore the trolls that say nonsense to antagonize others for no reason. Bob Charlie You are both right. Using “actually” in a sentence is far more immature than using profanity and name calling. Michael Hancock It’s not immature, it’s pretentious. As a dragon with golden scales, it is my nature to attack. If it means anything, I don’t think you’re an idiot. However, your comment was condescending. Temporarily changing your profile pic to my pic upside down is funny. I respect your sense of humor. Zorlac79 Calling out a troll isn’t necessarily name calling, but more so labeling. I just get tired of seeing people trolling EVERYWHERE I GO. It actually gets really old. lol. Also, we weren’t talking about maturity, we were talking about intelligence. Big difference. C’mon man, keep up. Michael Hancock A little Clash at Demonhead, too. Roadkill409 From how little attention this article is getting in comparison to other articles, it seems like the Wii U Daily audience is not too enthusiastic about this game. Is this game only appealing to a group of people that might remember the 8-bit days? WellWisher Looks like there’s loads of varied gameplay. Might have to check it out once Gaben is finished with my wallet. GABRIEL GARCIA No im not going to buy any virtual console game anymore !! I want Zelda U right now !! Or Mario party 10 or devils third !!! I want games !!!