Shovel Knight

And that's officially it: the big, blockbuster retail releases are taking a break for a few weeks – it's a good thing that there's tons of PlayStation Network stuff in the pipeline, huh? This week's a particularly good one for digital downloads, if only because Shovel Knight is part of the roster. We've been looking forward to Yacht Club Games' retro-inspired sidescroller ever since it was announced in December, so there's no question what's our Pick of the Week. Shout out to Sayonara UmiharaKawase +, though, which sees you play as a sushi chef armed with a fishing rod.

Pick of the Week: Shovel Knight

It's not often that a Kickstarter campaign concludes with a critical and commercial hit, but Shovel Knight must have eclipsed even its developer's most lofty of expectations. A side-scrolling platformer inspired by various retro classics, this game not only looks the part – but it's got the gameplay chops to back up its 8-bit appearance.

In addition to being cross-buy compatible, this PlayStation re-release will also include a special guest: Kratos, no less, of God of War fame. In true old-school fashion, however, the Ghost of Sparta won't be easy to find – and he absolutely won't roll over when you inevitably engage in mortal combat. He may, however, have a trick or two to share...

PS4, PS3, Vita | 21st April [NA], 22nd April [EU]

Assassin's Creed Chronicles China

Everything Else

Assassin's Creed Chronicles: China
PS4 | 21st April [NA], 22nd April [EU]

Infinity Runner
PS4 | 21st April [NA], 22nd April [EU]

LA Cops
PS4 | 21st April [NA], 22nd April [EU]

Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee – New 'n' Tasty
PS3 | 21st April [NA], 22nd April [EU]

Sayonara UmiharaKawase +
Vita | 21st April [NA]

Tropico 5
PS4 | 24th April [EU]

PS4 | 21st April [NA], 22nd April [EU]

Will you be wielding the almighty ShovelBlade this week, or catching up on your backlog? Dig a hole in the comments section below.

What are you most looking forward to this week? (24 votes)

  1. Assassin's Creed Chronicles: China13%
  2. Infinity Runner  0%
  3. LA Cops  0%
  4. Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee – New 'n' Tasty  0%
  5. Sayonara UmiharaKawase +  0%
  6. Shovel Knight71%
  7. Tropico 517%
  8. Ziggurat  0%

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