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Shovel Knight is inspired by games like Mega Man, Castlevania, and Duck Tales. Much like those titles, it will release as a full game if it meets its Kickstarter goal.
"I almost feel like the game industry has become very cynical,” Sean Velasco, founder of Shovel Knight developer Yacht Club Games, told Joystiq. “Everything is so microtransactiony. Everything is, like, taking advantage of customers."
That may be good news for those interested in plopping down some cash for the game, and Velasco adds that any new additions to the title would come in the form of a sequel.
The game is about Shovel Knight and his adventure to defeat the not so nice Enchantress and The Order of No Quarter to ultimately rescue his beloved. To do so he will use his Shovel Blade, a multipurpose weapon according to the Kickstarter page.
Shovel Knight is expected to launch in the summer for PC, Wii U, and 3DS, though the developers would like to put it on as many platforms as possible.
Yacht Club Games is only $8,000 away from its goal as of this writing, and has 15 days to meet it.