Ex-Wayforward developers unearth Shovel Knight

Yacht Club Games, an indie game developer formed by ex-Wayforward designer Sean “Skullmageddon” Velasco and a few other former employees, have revealed their first game via Kickstarter.

Entitled Shovel Knight, the platformer serves as an ode to the 8-bit era and has been likened by its developers to be a hodgepodge of Mega Man, Castlevania and interestingly enough, Dark Souls. Players take on the role of the titular character, who wields a multipurpose weapon called the “ShovelBlade” and are tasked with defeating a villain called “The Enchantress.” Levels are split up Mega Man-style by themed areas and bosses.

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