- Also Known As
- Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove
- Number of Players
- Release Date
- 21st Apr 2015, $14.99
- 23rd Apr 2015, £11.99
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- Controller Support
- Feature Support
- Official Site
Funded through Kickstarter and developed by a team of less than ten people, Shovel Knight was one of 2014's unexpected Game of the Year contenders. Indeed, the retro jump-'em-up was met with praise from game journalists and YouTube personalities alike, and now that it's finally made its way to PlayStation, not much has changed – it's still...
It even has a manual
Shovel Knight has been a bit of a runaway success for developer Yacht Club Games. The digital release has shifted over 700,000 copies, and that's allowed the studio to launch the retro platformer in a physical form on PlayStation 4. You can read our review of the brilliant Shovel Knight through here The boxed version of the...
Spade in the USA
It may have only been a day overdue, but let's be honest: Shovel Knight shouldn't have been late in the first place. Fortunately, we can all take solace in the news that Yacht Club Games' critically acclaimed side-scroller is finally available in Europe – apparently it managed to break free from SCEE's infamous QA limbo, which...
SCEE strikes back
Costume Quest 2 is finally out in Europe six months after the holiday that it was produced to promote, so what are you whinging about? Oh, that's right: Shovel Knight, which everyone expected to be part of today's European PlayStation Store update, is actually not due out in the Old World until, er, tomorrow. Maybe. Why? We're...
Knight to see you
Since the release of Shovel Knight, developer Yacht Club Games has been lavished with nothing but love for how well it's refined old-school goodness – in fact, some fans have even said that the 2D platformer has set a new standard for indies. We got in touch with the team's David D'Angelo to talk about bringing the title to...
A plague on your spade
Here's another reason to dig into Shovel Knight when it launches on PlayStation platforms in April: it'll be succeeded by a free expansion named Plague of Shadows. Due out in Q2 2015, the complimentary campaign will see you assume the role of the Plague Knight, a "villainous master of alchemy" seeking to concoct
Yacht Club Games' critically acclaimed side-scroller Shovel Knight will tunnel to the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and Vita from 21st April in North America. The hugely successful title originally deployed on the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U last year, but was announced for Sony's systems at PlayStation Experience in December. There's no...
Can you dig it?
If you've kept abreast on the hottest indie titles within the past year, you might have heard about the massively successful Shovel Knight, which recently passed 300,000 units sold. The game is a lovingly created call back to classic 8-bit titles, with tight 2D platforming inspired by the likes of Mega Man and
Shovel Knight is a sweeping classic action adventure game with awesome gameplay, memorable characters, and an 8-bit retro aesthetic created by Yacht Club Games. You play as the eponymous Shovel Knight, a small knight with a huge quest. Shovel Knight has come to this valley with two goals: to defeat the evil Enchantress and save his lost beloved. He wields a ShovelBlade; a multipurpose weapon whose techniques have now been lost to the ages. Always honest and helpful, Shovel Knight is a shining example of the code of Shovelry: Slash Mercilessly and Dig Tirelessly!
However, between Shovel Knight and his beloved stands a cadre of villainous knights. These terrible foes, known as The Order of No Quarter, have been dispatched to prevent Shovel Knight from reaching the Enchantress at any cost!