Shovel Knight is the hero we need right now. The Kickstarter funded 2D platforming action game has a gorgeous pixelated art-style to it, a great sense of humor and classic gameplay that throws back to so many retro titles -- it's every NES player's nostalgic dream. Unfortunately it got hit with a rude delay late last year, but it sounds like things are back on track at Yacht Club Games. Expect Shovel Knight's release on March 31.
Accompanying the release date announcement is a brand new trailer built out of footage taken from the functional alpha of Shovel Knight. Yes, Shovel Knight is now in a playable state! Hooray! In the trailer we get a great first look at Shovel Knight's awesome retro atmosphere, all sorts of quirky gameplay and even some boss teases. Plus, that epic electric guitar shredding, am I right?
Expect Shovel Knight to be released on PC, Wii U and 3DS on March 31.