Shovel Knight Release Date Announced

Shovel Knight, one of the most promising indie titles of 2014, will finally be available in North America on Wii U and 3DS, and internationally through Steam, on June 26. Developed by Yacht Club Games, Shovel Knight is a retro-styled 2D platformer inspired by the golden age of 8-bit gaming. It was originally intended to release on March 31, 2014, but was delayed to add further polish.

Shovel Knight was funded through Kickstarter, and blew away its $75,000 goal last April bringing in an astounding $311,502. Yacht Club Games is currently working on the European localization and ratings process for the game’s 3DS and Wii U versions, so the European release date is still unknown.