Apr 1st, 2013

A few weeks ago I told you guys about a new platformer seeking to come to the Wii u eShop. Shovel Knight is a throwback to the classic 8 bit and 16 biit eras where platformer games like Megaman and Super Ghouls & Ghosts flourished. The Kickstarter has now achieved $75,000 funding limit it set out with and the developers have released a few stretch goals to try and increase their funding. The stretch goals include things like a Linux and Mac version as well as more playable characters and additional music.

As for the Wii U version, that’s in the cards, now that the Kickstarter has been funded. The release schedule for the game is set for September, so it’s not too long we’ll have to wait to see this one in the eShop. If you’re keen on helping out the developers with Shovel Knight, you can check out the Kickstarter here.

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  • Focal1

    Have allrdy pledged

    • Fred

      I’d love to get that 4 player battle mode stretch goal!

      • Nathaniel Lopez

        I forgot about the stretch goal…going to have to check that out.

    • Nathaniel Lopez

      As did I a couple weeks ago, looks like fun can’t wait.

  • Fred

    I’ve never played any of the Megaman games

    • Shadriczo

      it’s looks just like a spin off version of the “NES MegaMan with the GBC Megaman Xtreme” combined.

      • Fred

        were those games fun?

        • Shadriczo

          Well NES Magaman from Megaman 1 to 6 were good but the MegaMan Xtreme 1 and 2 (Mega Man X series spin off on Game Boy Color) not so much.

    • Nathaniel Lopez

      If you’re a fan of side scroll action-platforming, you’re missing out.

      • Fred

        Maybe I’ll have to grab one on the 3DS eShop thanks

  • Zuxs13

    This game looks great, more and more games keep coming to he system and its not even E3 yet.

    lets get dark souls 2 on wii u too.


  • kevin nun—-

    Why are news here extremely late..

    • Nathaniel Lopez

      I don’t think the authors make a profit on this site. They probably have other jobs and juggle their personal life as well, so that’s probably a reason.

      You could help by sending the authors news as well, there’s a link is at the top of the site.

  • zajac1661

    Reminds me of duck tales. Played that over 20 years ago. Well.. it will be added to the collection.

  • Sergio Díaz

    Why does this so simple game looks… so good?… I want to play it xD

  • Dominic Coradazzi

    Well, Shovel Knight has almost reached the $100,000 mark
    looks like it’s doing pretty well considering it’s got 9 more days to go