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  • Blog Post: Plants Vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 Leads YouTube’s January Top Trending Games

    YouTube has released a new list of trending games on the service. Two of the games on the list aren’t out yet, but had betas pushing interest to the top of the rankings. Topping the list is the upcoming Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2. An open beta in the middle of the month was available... More
  • Blog Post: Shovel Knight Retail Version Delayed And Increased In Price, Xbox One Retail Version Canceled

    The plans to bring physical copies of Yacht Club Games' acclaimed retro platformer Shovel Knight have shifted around in some dramatic ways. In a blog post on the Yacht Club Games website, the developer detailed the changes that are coming to the impending physical retail release. First off, Yacht... More
  • Blog Post: Shovel Knight’s Free New Playable Character Available Now

    If you own Shovel Knight, you might want to fire it up again. Yacht Club Games has released an update to the 2014 side-scroller that puts one of the bosses, Plague Knight, under players’ control. This content (called Plague of Shadows) doesn't just have you retreading the exact same ground... More
  • Blog Post: Shovel Knight Amiibo On Its Way From Yacht Club Games

    Yacht Club Games, developer of the critically-acclaimed retro platformer Shovel Knight, is releasing an Amiibo figure devoted to its protagonist. The Shovel Knight Amiibo is compatible with both the Wii U and 3DS versions of Shovel Knight. When used with the Wii U version, the Shovel Knight Amiibo unlocks... More
  • Blog Post: [Correction] Shovel Knight Getting Physical Retail Release In October

    Shovel Knight will be coming to retailers on October 13. The previously digital-only game is getting a case and a "lavish" instruction manual according to a post from Yacht Club Games. This retail edition includes the original campaign, the upcoming Plague of Shadows expansion, and a Challenge... More
  • Blog Post: Shovel Knight Takes On The Battletoads On Xbox One

    The Xbox One version of Shovel Knight just released today and it contains a special cameo from Rare's classic brawlers Rash, Zitz, and Pimple. The PSN version of Shovel Knight had Kratos , so it seems only fair that the the Xbox One version of Yacht Club Game's platforming throwback got something... More
  • Blog Post: New Releases This Week: April 19 Through April 25

    This week brings us a modest flow of new game content, but hiding in the mix are some promising projects. The Assassin’s Creed series is trying something new with the first in a trilogy of 2.5D games. The well-loved retro title, Shovel Knight, makes its way to Sony platforms. And both Crypt of... More
  • Blog Post: See God Of War's Kratos In Action For His Upcoming Shovel Knight Guest Appearance

    Shovel Knight will be appearing on PlayStation hardware soon, and he's bringing along a friend. Shovel Knight will be available on Sony's platforms on April 21, and Kratos will make an appearance as a secret boss. According to Yacht Club Games' David D'Angelo on the PlayStation blog it... More
  • Blog Post: Shovel Knight Composer Jake Kaufman Is Creating A VR Rock Opera

    Jake Kaufman and Jessie Seely’s Nuren Kickstarter campaign has been funded. Working under the name CSP Industries, Kaufman and Seely have gathered together 3D and 2D artists from inside and outside the game industry to help populate Nuren’s different spaces. When completed, the project will... More
  • Blog Post: Shovel Knight, Wasteland 2, And More Coming To Xbox One Via ID@Xbox

    Microsoft is holding an ID@Xbox event at GDC, but we have a look now at what titles will be featured. Included is news that Yacht Club Games’ Shovel Knight is headed to Xbox One. Other notable titles in the list are Magic the Gather F2P, which will make its debut on Xbox One; The Flame in the Flood... More
  • Blog Post: PSA: Sony Announces 8-Week PlayStation Plus Spring Fever Celebration

    Sony has announced the 2015 Spring Fever sale, featuring eight new digital-only games. Along with the sale announcement comes release dates for a number of upcoming titles. Each of the titles carries a 10 percent discount for PlayStation Plus members. The deal extends through the first week of launch... More
  • Blog Post: Road Rash Spiritual Successor Road Redemption Adds Shovel Knight

    Road Redemption, the Kickstarted motorcycle racer inspired by Road Rash, is adding an unconventional cyclist. Shovel Knight comes from a much different genre that the violent motorcycle racer, but he is from an independent studio like the creators of Road Redemption and he was Kickstarted, so it's... More
  • Blog Post: Watch The Fan-Made Shovel Knight Holiday Special

    Yacht Club Games' Shovel Knight was received warmly by critics and gamers alike, so much so for the fans at Wind-Up Dog Animation that they decided to create an animated holiday special based on it. The video is only a minute long, but is beautifully animated and festive as all get out. You can watch... More
  • Blog Post: Shovel Knight Developer Breaks Down Its Impressive Sales Numbers

    A new blog from Yacht Club games, the developer behind Shovel Knight, breaks down the game's sales in detail. You will find all kinds of interesting information like Yacht Club's estimates for sales, how it arrived at those numbers, how much it approximately cost to make the game in full, and... More
  • Blog Post: Weekend Warrior 8/1/2014

    Well, folks, it's August 1, which means we're slowly nearing prime time video game season. We at the office are playing an eclectic mix of games in the meantime, and it seems some of us are also enjoying the great outdoors while the pleasant Minnesota weather lasts. Are you building a pillow... More
  • Blog Post: Shovel Knight Composer Jake "virt" Kaufman Signs On For Temporus Remix Album

    It's no secret that we enjoyed many things about Shovel Knight , particularly the music. Firebelly Studios, a developing currently at work on its Kickstarter game Temporus, has announced that Shovel Knight soundtrack composer Jake "virt" Kaufman will contribute to the game's stretch... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion – Do You Like Retro Throwbacks?

    Since the popularization of retro-inspired games like Cave Story and Super Meat Boy, the downloadable indie scene has become saturated with 8 and 16-bit visuals. Some of these nods to gaming's past are great, and others feel like they're simply cashing in on nostalgia. Yacht Club Games' polished... More
  • Blog Post: Shovel Knight Has A Lot Of Cheat Codes, But Only One Is About ‘Butts’

    Shovel Knight developers Yacht Club Games have gone all out in the name of nostalgia. Not only is the studio’s recently released title an homage to the 8-bit era, but it also includes one of that generation’s hallmarks: cheat codes. Players have been digging up all sorts of codes, including... More
  • Blog Post: Weekend Warrior 06/27/14

    This weekend a lot of the GI editors are either trying to finish or giving up on Watch Dogs, and getting deep into new downloadable titles like Valiant Hearts and Shovel Knight. It's also nice out, so some editors are doing outdoorsy things, or something. Let us know what you'll be up to below... More
  • Blog Post: Shovel Knight Download Keys Delivered Early To Backers

    Backers of the old-school, Capcom-inspired platformer Shovel Knight can grab their copies of the game a little earlier than expected. The game is set to release tomorrow, but according to an update on the game's Kickstarter page , if you backed a tier that afforded you a copy of the game, you should... More
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