The sheer concept behind Shovel Knight alone makes it worth playing. I mean, come on, it’s a knight wielding a shovel — don’t you want to find out how that happened? Well now you almost can, as Yacht Club Games announced today that their upcoming 2D throwback indie game has hit alpha. To commemorate the occasion, a two an a half minute trailer was released (found below) that showcases tons of gameplay eye-candy. Also, jumping on flying squids.
The game is due out March 31 on Wii U, 3DS and Steam. Head over here to lock a pre-order in.