Shovel Knight Meets Kickstarter Target, Moves onto Stretch Goals

By Jorge Ba-oh 30.03.2013 4

Shovel Knight Meets Kickstarter Target, Moves onto Stretch Goals on Nintendo gaming news, videos and discussion

Shovel Knight, the debut project from Yacht Club Games, has been backed by over 3,000 investors and has met its Kickstarter goal.

With two weeks to go at time of writing, the project is now met its initial funding checkpoint and seems set to go well beyond the $75,000 minimum. Now that the project has been funded by the community, it's onto the bonus or stretch goals - extra content that the studio are committing to if they reach a certain level of funding.

With additional money, Yacht Club Games would be able to include more playable characters, challenge mode, an interestingly titled and convention breaking "gender swap" feature plus a multiplayer battle mode.

Shovel Knight is heading to PC, Wii U eShop and 3DS eShop.

Will or have you pledged towards Shovel Knight? What do you think of the retro concept?

Box art for Shovel Knight
Developer

Yacht Club Games

Publisher

Yacht Club Games

Genre

2D Platformer

Players

1

C3 Score

Rated $score out of 10  10/10

Reader Score

Rated $score out of 10  9/10 (1 Votes)

European release date Out now   North America release date Out now   Japan release date None   Australian release date Out now   

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This is great. The demo playthrough on Twitch yesterday looked great, a strange mix of Duck Tales and Mega Man. Nice pixel art, nice music. Very exciting looking game!

jres80 said:
This is great. The demo playthrough on Twitch yesterday looked great, a strange mix of Duck Tales and Mega Man. Nice pixel art, nice music. Very exciting looking game!

Watched a bit of it. Has a lot of Zelda 2 about it, as well. If Nintendo won't make another, this looks to be the next best thing.

Definitely! One of the developers kept talking about how much he liked Zelda 2.

I've already put my money into the Kickstarter. Hopefully they reach some of their stretch goals.

WOOOT sweet I'll be downloading this day ONE once it's finished!!

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