Shovel Knight

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Shovel Knight
Shovel knight cover
Developer(s) Yacht Club Games
Publisher(s) Yacht Club Games
Nintendo (JP)
Platform(s) 3DS platform icon Wii U platform icon
Classification(s) Streetpass-icon Miiverse-icon
Accessory(ies) Amiibo-icon-2-2
Genre(s) platformer

03ESRB E  02PEGI 7  02ACB PG

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Shovel Knight is a digital download game by Yacht Club Games for the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. It has been released on June 26, 2014 in America. The game received a physical release by Ui Entertainment in October 2015


The game is a 2D Platformer, sort of reminscent of DuckTales . The main character is Shovel Knight who wields a shovel as a weapon. He can also use it as a pogo stick and bounce to higher platforms. Shovel Knight also gets 10 relics along the way as he traverses the levels

Shovel Knight Campaign

Shovel Knight must face the Order of No Quarter as well as some rivals along the way before defeating the Enchantress

In the first section of the game, after beating Black Knight, the player has to face the following knight though in the order of his choosing

After those two are defeated, a new section of the map opens, where Shovel Knight must face

The 3rd section of the world opens up after that with the final 3 of the Order of No Quarter

Once they are defeated, the Tower of Fate opens up and the final levels begin. The first level of the Tower Rush ends with a boss rush with the Order of No Quarter. The second has a new encounter with Black Knight where he gains wings and the final fight is a multi-part fight with the Enchantress

Plague of Shadows


In the Wii U version, the Shovel Knight amiibo unlocks co-op mode. In both versions, the Shovel Knight amiibo unlocks additional challenge levels and customization to Shovel Knight.


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The game has been recieved extremely well, being one of the highest rated games of 2014. Several consider it to be a game of the year contender.

The game has been a massive success for Yacht Club Games, selling 180k in its first month with 3DS being 33% of that and Wii U being 27% of that. At this point, the game had only released on Wii U and 3DS in North America while the PC version is available worldwide.

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