Shovel Knight is an Action Platformer made by the Independent studio Yacht Club Games. It was directed by Sean Velasco who previously worked for WayForward Technologies.
It was developed for the Wii U, 3DS, and for the PC. The game features amazing music from Jake Kaufman and Manami Matsumae. It was originally funded through kickstarter and was released on June 26th. This is a really fun game that gives great homage to the old style NES games. Though this has far more colors and sprites than your average 8 bit game would, I feel that the spirit of it is still there. You can tell the types of games it was inspired by, which I don’t think is a bad thing at all because it puts its own twist into it. The controls of the game really feel great as well, they are very responsive. I hope you enjoy my play through of it!