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Shovel Knight has sold over 700k copies, getting a retail release (Wii U, 3DS, PS4, Xbox One)
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June 30, 2015, 22:48:01
For the few of you out there who still haven't played Shovel Knight, a retail release is on the way.

Here is what it will contain on disk:
Original Shovel Knight campaign
Upcoming "Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows" DLC
50 stage challenge mode

It will also contain full access to all future free updates:
Specter Knight’s Campaign, King Knight’s Campaign, 4 player Battle Mode (not on 3DS version), Body Swap Mode

North America: October 13, 2015
Europe: October 16th, 2015
$19.99 MSRP
Available on Nintendo 3DS, Wii U, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, (PC – Europe only)

Furthermore, Yacht Club also announced that they have sold over 700,000 copies of Shovel Knight so far. Awesome!

SOURCE: Yacht Club Games

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Posted: 06/30/15, 22:48:01  - Edited by 
 on: 06/30/15, 22:48:35    
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I might actually get this again, just because I can, and because the game is so damn fine.
EDIT: Mis-read the price. Yeah, I think I'm getting this again.

EDIT 2: IT HAS A MANUAL?! It's pathetic how happy this makes me. I miss the days of manuals.

Posted by 
 on: 06/30/15, 23:00:00  - Edited by 
 on: 06/30/15, 23:18:14
Hooray, I was just complaining that we've heard nothing about the game's upcoming DLC thus far!

They also hinted in today's backer update that Nintendo systems will be getting exclusive content of their own, presumably along the lines of the boss fights exclusive to PlayStation (Kratos) and Xbox (Battletoads).

Posted by 
 on: 06/30/15, 23:06:12
Nintendo-exclusive boss, eh?

Link, I guess you're up.

Posted by 
 on: 06/30/15, 23:15:25
@nate38 It also says the first free DLC should be releasing before the retail copy so... soon.

Posted by 
 on: 06/30/15, 23:30:03
@Zero Yeah they said we'd get a launch date sometime in July. That is, the announcement of a launch date, not that it will necessarily launch in July.

Posted by 
 on: 07/01/15, 00:23:15
I played the first level of Shovel Knight the other day and thought it was pretty solid. Definitely like an old Capcom game running on a souped up NES of some kind. I didn't run out and buy it, but it would definitely scratch that platformer itch if I didn't already have a bazillion platformers in my backlog to play.

Posted by 
 on: 07/01/15, 00:25:11
GameDadGrant said:
Nintendo-exclusive boss, eh?

Link, I guess you're up.

Or an amiibo?

...probably just amiibo support.

Posted by 
 on: 07/01/15, 00:43:58
It's nice how a few indy games are starting to get some retail releases. I may get this at some point, it could be a nice collector's item.

Posted by 
 on: 07/01/15, 01:04:59
Whoa! Maybe I'll get the 3DS package just for funsies! Would be cool to have a manual. It would be really fun if this came in different packaging, like it had a black and silver NES-style box.

Posted by 
 on: 07/01/15, 01:16:06
r_hjort said:
IT HAS A MANUAL?! It's pathetic how happy this makes me. I miss the days of manuals.

Me too. It feels like something is missing when I crack open a cool new game and there's no manual inside. I still enjoy flipping through instruction booklets full of tips, artwork, and colorfully written text. Not every booklet has those things, but the good ones do!

Shovel Knight was one of my favorite games of last year, so I'll definitely buy a boxed copy that comes packaged with a neat manual and extra content.

Posted by 
 on: 07/01/15, 01:26:00  - Edited by 
 on: 07/01/15, 01:26:49
I haven't played the game, but for some reason the idea of having a physical copy really piques my interest. The game's been on my radar for a while, now it's just getting more attention.

Posted by 
 on: 07/01/15, 05:25:46

Dude! One of the best games this generation!

Posted by 
 on: 07/01/15, 05:31:51

And you know how much I love having the games in a physical format.

So the question becomes: do I go 3DS or Wii U?


Posted by 
 on: 07/01/15, 05:40:15

Wii U. This is in the style of classic NES and it needs to be played on a TV. That's my opinion but man is it glorious on a big screen.

Posted by 
 on: 07/01/15, 05:52:34
It's such a bummer that they still have so much DLC to finish. I really want to see them just get to their next project.

Posted by 
 on: 07/01/15, 06:02:54
3DS! This is a perfect game for a handheld and it looks amazing in 3-D with the parallax scrolling. The Wii U version looks great too but after playing it on 3DS it falls a bit flat.

Posted by 
 on: 07/01/15, 06:09:11
Wii U has the multiplayer mode though. It wins this one.

Posted by 
 on: 07/01/15, 06:23:21
I've actually regretted choosing the Wii U version over 3DS, so I'm totally going to get the physical release.

Let's see... I've backed this game on Kickstarter, purchased it on Steam for three of my friends, and now I'm buying it again for my handheld. I will have officially purchased more copies of Shovel Knight than Super Mario Bros 3 now.

Posted by 
 on: 07/01/15, 06:29:07
Hmmm...I own the Wii U version, though I may opt to buy the 3ds physical version. Its only $20, plus I am curious to play the game in stereoscopic 3d.

Posted by 
 on: 07/01/15, 06:57:06

3DS, easily. Stereoscopic 3D sprites in "8bit" form are a glorious thing to behold. Plus, you can play it anywhere.


3DS version already has multiplayer, actually. StreetPass Battle Arena!

Posted by 
 on: 07/01/15, 14:49:50
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