Shovel Knight Unearthed for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS

  Shovel Knight Unearthed for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS

Original Platform Adventure Game Delivers Timeless 2D Action, Retro Style and
                          Platform-Specific Features

Business Wire

REDMOND, Wash. -- June 25, 2014

On June 26, Yacht Club Games launches the hotly anticipated Shovel Knight for
Wii U and Nintendo 3DS, a sweeping classic platform adventure game with
awesome game play, memorable characters and an 8-bit retro aesthetic.

On June 26, Yacht Club Games launches the hotly anticipated Shovel Knight for
Wii U and Nintendo 3DS ...

On June 26, Yacht Club Games launches the hotly anticipated Shovel Knight for
Wii U and Nintendo 3DS, a sweeping classic platform adventure game with
awesome game play, memorable characters and an 8-bit retro aesthetic. (Photo:
Business Wire)

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. 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!

Packed to the brim with content, Shovel Knight boasts several unique features
on Nintendo platforms. Shovel Knight will include exclusive Miiverse
functionality on Wii U, and the Nintendo 3DS version will feature both
stereoscopic 3D and an exclusive Battle Arena mode using StreetPass.

“With Shovel Knight, Yacht Club Games is leading a new indie charge in the
Nintendo eShop, strengthening an already great lineup of content,” said Steve
Singer, Nintendo of America’s vice president of Licensing.

Since its announcement in 2013, Shovel Knight’s polished game play and
beautiful presentation have made it a worldwide phenomenon, garnering effusive
praise from players and critics alike:

  *IGN - “Shovel Knight’s charm stands out far beyond its aesthetics – the
    music is incredible, it controls like a dream, and it manages to be
    challenging while never being unfair.”
  *Alexa Ray Corriea, Polygon - “...playing the game, I felt not only
    nostalgia, but I felt at home.”
  *Kyle MacGregor, Destructoid - “Playing Shovel Knight makes me grin like an
    idiot.”
  *Kevin Cassidy, GoNintendo - “Shovel Knight is the real deal. Yacht Club
    Games has made something really special with this game. Ridiculously
    good!”
  *M.H. Williams, US Gamer - “I will say, this is the most ‘Nintendo’ game
    I've ever played.”

Shovel Knight launches June 26 as a digital download in the Nintendo eShop on
Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. Remember that Wii U and Nintendo 3DS feature parental
controls that let adults manage the content their children can access. For
more information about this and other features, visit
http://www.nintendo.com/wiiu and http://www.nintendo.com/3ds.

For further Shovel Knight details:

Shovel Knight Press Kit: http://yachtclubgames.com/2014/06/press-kitmanual/

Shovel Knight Website: http://www.shovelknight.com

Shovel Knight Launch Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SgnD4WRzgjI

Shovel Knight Twitter: https://twitter.com/yachtclubgames

Shovel Knight Facebook: facebook.com/yachtclubgames

About Nintendo: The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive
entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets
hardware and software for its Wii U^™ and Wii^™ home consoles, and Nintendo
3DS^™ and Nintendo DS^™ families of portable systems. Since 1983, when it
launched the Nintendo Entertainment System^™, Nintendo has sold more than 4.2
billion video games and more than 670 million hardware units globally,
including the current-generation Wii U, Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS XL, as
well as the Game Boy^™, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi^™ and
Nintendo DSi XL^™, Super NES^™, Nintendo 64^™, Nintendo GameCube^™ and Wii
systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known,
household names such as Mario^™, Donkey Kong^™, Metroid^™, Zelda^™ and
Pokémon^™. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America Inc., based in
Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo’s operations in the
Western Hemisphere. For more information about Nintendo, please visit the
company’s website at http://www.nintendo.com.

About Yacht Club Games: Yacht Club Games is an independent game developer
started in 2013 by a crew of former WayForward employees. We are a fun-loving
bunch of gaming geniuses who have dedicated our lives to video games ever
since we saw our first pixels. However, our serious and solemn goal is to make
really awesome original games that fuse modern and retro sensibilities. We
want to create fun and challenging gameplay. We want to both tug at your
heartstrings and delight you with levity and charm. We want to make games that
you play together with friends and family. Most of all, we want to give
everyone the same collective types of game experiences that have defined our
generation. It’s such an exciting time to be a fan of games; the industry is
experiencing a renaissance and creativity is flourishing. We are so, so
excited to develop games that we love, in hopes that you love them too. Let’s
make a splash!

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