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Shovel Knight Confirmed for Wii U and 3DS

by Tyler Ohlew - March 18, 2013, 6:05 am PDT
Total comments: 17 Source: https://mobile.twitter.com/YachtClubGames/status/3..., Kickstarter, http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/yachtclubgames..., Twitter

Update: The download will be offered in pledge tiers.

Shovel Knight is confirmed to be digging its way to Wii U and 3DS.

The news comes from Yacht Club Games' Twitter account, which posted an image of the banners the studio is bringing to PAX East. The bottom of the banners display the logos for the Wii U, 3DS, and Steam (a digital distribution service for PC).

In light of this news, Yacht Club Games says to expect details on Wii U and 3DS Kickstarter reward tiers today. It's important to note that while previous Kickstarter titles like Cloudberry Kingdom were able to offer download codes for the Wii U eShop, others have been unable (as evidenced by The 90's Arcade Racer).

As of this writing, Shovel Knight sits at $26,336 funded of its $75,000 goal, with 26 days left to pledge.

UPDATE: Yacht Club Games has added Wii U and 3DS download copies of the game into the reward tiers of the Shovel Knight Kickstarter. Should Shovel Knight be funded, those who pledge $15 or more will be able to choose an eShop download code for the platform of their choosing.

Yacht Club Games has noted that the $10 pledge will only net backers a PC version of the game. The studio cites the need to pay for each download code provided by Nintendo as the reason behind the decision, but says features built for the Wii U GamePad and 3DS dual-screens play a role as well.

Talkback

RachtMarch 18, 2013

Woohoo! Day one.

Ian SaneMarch 18, 2013

Putting "shovel" in a game title seems about as wise as putting "lemon" in the name of a car model.  But then the target audience of this game would probably be unaffected by the title and might enjoy the irony if the game turns out good.

TJ SpykeMarch 18, 2013

Quote from: Ian

Putting "shovel" in a game title seems about as wise as putting "lemon" in the name of a car model.

What about naming a movie Super Bad? Thought in that case, the movie really was super BAD.

S-U-P-E-RTy Shughart, Staff AlumnusMarch 19, 2013

I keep thinking this is related to Steam Shovel Harry, the greatest flash game ever made.

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What about naming a movie Super Bad? Thought in that case, the movie really was super BAD.

Leo13March 19, 2013

They changed their site. Now confirmed on Wii U and 3DS plus if you donate $15 you'll get a free copy of the game on your choice of Wii U, 3DS, or PC!!! I'm not sure if i should do it on my Wii U or 3DS!


"Wii U and 3DS game codes will be made available to everyone who pledges $15 or more. Upon release, you can choose (1) which version of the game you prefer: Windows PC, Wii U, or 3DS!"

Leo13March 19, 2013

I just read that this game will be on display (and possibly playable) at PAX East. NWR and RFN crews please check it out and report back to us so we'll know if it's worthy of our funding!!!

pokepal148March 19, 2013

is it *puts on shades* shovelware

ShayminMarch 20, 2013

If I donate twice, can I get a WiiU and 3DS code?

tylerohlewTyler Ohlew, Staff AlumnusMarch 20, 2013

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If I donate twice, can I get a WiiU and 3DS code?

I believe so, as long as they're seperate donations. But I'm not a Kickstarter know-it-all or anything.

You'd have to make a second Kickstarter account to do that, which would be a hassle. I assume that if people keep asking for it they'll add a tier that gives you two codes.

pPatkoMarch 25, 2013

prediction: the Shovel Knight is a female!  :cool;

azekeMarch 25, 2013

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prediction: the Shovel Knight is a female!  :cool;

Makes sense given Wayforward legacy.
If they will give option to choose a name, i'm gonna try if "sir justin bailey" does anything.

OblivionMarch 25, 2013

Shovelware confirmed for Wii U

pokepal148March 25, 2013

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Shovelware confirmed for Wii U

i already made that joke, you need to *puts on shades* dig deeper to think of a joke for yourself

OblivionMarch 25, 2013

Quote from: pokepal148

Quote from: Oblivion

Shovelware confirmed for Wii U

i already made that joke, you need to *puts on shades* dig deeper to think of a joke for yourself

I thought of it long before you did, I just never made a comment about it. :P

pokepal148March 25, 2013

Quote from: Oblivion

Quote from: pokepal148

Quote from: Oblivion

Shovelware confirmed for Wii U

i already made that joke, you need to *puts on shades* dig deeper to think of a joke for yourself

I thought of it long before you did, I just never made a comment about it. :P

links or it didn't happen
we will have to *puts on shades* bury that foolish thought

Leo13April 10, 2013

I just checked, 3 days left and we're close to getting the 4-player mode stretch goal!!!
I really hope we get that one!!!

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