The Launch Trailer for Shovel Knight May be the Most Metal Thing You See Today

on June 23, 2014 4:57 PM

I love old-school 2D platformers and I love Heavy Metal. Is it any wonder then that the launch trailer for Shovel Knight has me excited? It’s as if Yacht Club Games went: “Let’s get Tony into this game.” Mission: Complete.

The titular knight’s weapon is a shovel which is appropriately called the “Shovelblade” and he must use it, along with his various platforming skills, to defeat the Enchantress and rescue his beloved. Along the way he’ll have to face off against The Order of No Quarter, a group of knights who will try to stop him from completing his quest. The game wears its influences on its sleeves and I love it for that.

Shovel Knight will be available on the 3DS, Wii U and Steam on June 26th.

Tony has been a gamer ever since he came to the United States from the Dominican Republic when he was a kid. He's been a geek since he could draw his first breath and will be one until he draws his last. In addition to video games, Tony loves Comic Books, Anime, Science Fiction and Fantasy. If it's geeky then Tony is most likely into it.