Shovel Knight for Nintendo Wii U
Wii U

Shovel Knight

Nov 3, 2015

Trailer, Gameplay, & Screenshots


About this game

Developer: Yacht Club Games
Content Rating: Everyone


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 Shovel Blade; 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!

Critic Reviews

25 Reviews
ProJaredJun 26, 2014
Mike MinottiJun 24, 2014
Shovel Knight isn’t just a nostalgic act. Yes, nostalgia plays a big part in its charm, but it’s an expertly crafted action-platformer that’s just as enjoyable to play as Mega Man or Castlevania. Old school gamers will love Shovel Knight’s retro sensibilities, but they’ll also appreciate its modern touches.
Ryan BatesJul 09, 2014
Am I saying it's a great game? Yes. Am I saying it's, like, “Game of the Year” level great? Yes. Yes I am. I would without hesitation put it up next to AAA titles like Watch Dogs as a serious contender for Game of the Year. The controls felt a bit slippery in the first level, and even that was solved by un-pairing and re-pairing my Pro Controller with my Wii U console. It deserves wholeheartedly to be on a list of nominees later this year. Play Shovel Knight. It is a damn delight.

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