Shovel Knight Has Sold Over 300K Copies Since Launch

on December 4, 2014 7:39 PM

Shovel Knight, the platformer that takes many cues from games like Castlevania and Megaman, has sold over 300,000 copies since its release in June according to developer Yacht Club Games.

The game raised $311,502 – more than four times the original goal of $75,000 – during its Kickstarter campaign that ended in April 2013, with the final version of the game delivered just over a year later on June 26th. Shovel Knight was released on 3DS, Wii U and PC to much critical praise, mainly for the games charm and smart modernization of classic systems, has made it one of the best indie games of the year. Moving over 300,000 copies in such a short time frame makes the games accomplishments all the more impressive.

Hopefully with this success the developers can continue to create fresh and interesting games or even simply create a sequel to Shovel Knight. You can download the game now on 3DS, Wii U and PC for $14.99.

Andrew was enraptured by video games at a young age by series such as Pokémon and The Legend of Zelda. A self-proclaimed recovered Dota 2 addict, you can find him enjoying the best games that the PC has to offer. Outside of writing about video games, Andrew enjoys binging Netflix, reading a good book and throwing money at anything and everything Star Wars related. He probably finds your lack of faith disturbing.