Shovel Knight is a sweeping classic action adventure game with awesome gameplay, memorable characters, and an 8-bit retro aesthetic. It's a hot mashup of new and old! You play as the eponymous Shovel Knight, a small knight with a huge quest. Shovel Knight has come to this land with two goals: to defeat the evil Enchantress and quest for 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!
But, 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, and will pursue their mission at any cost.
If you love games with perfect platforming, beautiful art, infectious music, crazy bosses, humor and levity, and real heart… Shovel Knight is for you!
- 8-Bit Powered Up!
- Shovel Knight’s beautifully authentic style bridges the gap between yesterday and today. Design, art, and audio hearken back to the days of 8-bit.
- The tech of today also give Shovel Knight modern touches: detailed animation, multilayered parallax backgrounds, and evolved game design.
- Amazing soundtrack from Jake Kaufman and Manami Matsumae, best known for scoring the original Mega Man.
- Crazy bosses and lovable characters showcase a light touch to narrative with humor and levity.
- Focused on Fun!
- Balanced gameplay is a warm welcome to newcomers, and an old embrace for experts.
- Flip enemies! Leap over gaps! Duel with foes! Dig up treasure! Find secrets! Upgrade! Shovel Knight is simple to learn and play, but challenge lies everywhere.
- Perfect your platforming skills as you take down each of the Knights of the Order of No Quarter.
- Collect Relics and upgrades to enhance your shoveling skills!
- Overworld Map allows your quest unfold in a unique order!
Exclusive 3DS Features
- Quick select Relics and items using the Touch Screen!
- Enter the StreetPass Arena – a crazy StreetPass battle game where anything can happen!
- Eye-popping 3D stereoscopic backgrounds!
Discover amiibo, a brand new way to interact with your favourite characters and games. Shovel Knight, heroic master of Shovelry, is ready to dig in! His Shovel Blade and quick thinking can get him out of any sticky situation. Become the champion of shovel justice with amiibo! Visit amiibo.nintendo.eu to learn more about upcoming amiibo figures and compatible games.
- Bring your amiibo to life in Shovel Knight for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS
- Discover exclusive content, only with amiibo
- Deep customisation
- Level up by defeating enemies and finding treasure!
- Earn all-new relics, abilities and powers you never thought possible!
- Customise the look of your Shovel Knight with cool and crazy cosmetic options!
- Use your custom amiibo seamlessly between 3DS and Wii U!
- Exclusive Challenge Stages!
- Battle your way through amiibo exclusive challenge stages that take advantage of the new amiibo relics and abilities!
- One amiibo, multiple games
- The Shovel Knight amiibo will work with Nintendo products that Yacht Club Games creates in the future! Stay tuned to amiibo.nintendo.eu for compatibility details in new games.
- Compatibility with Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo 3DS XL and Nintendo 2DS systems coming in 2015
- Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo 3DS XL and Nintendo 2DS systems will be compatible with amiibo functionality using the Nintendo 3DS NFC Reader/Writer,scheduled to launch in Europe on October 2nd 2015. Stay tuned for information on the Nintendo 3DS games that will be compatible with amiibo.