A recent trailer for Shovel Knight has promised a new March release date for the retro-themed platformer.
For those of us who fancy nostalgic throwbacks to bygone eras of gaming’s past, it doesn’t get much better than games like Shovel Knight. Emulating the looks and mechanics of just about every 8-bit platformer you ever loved, it’s a title that more than a few people (including nearly 15,000 Kickstarter contributors) are looking forward to.
It now seems however, that eager gamers won’t have to wait too much longer for Shovel Knight‘s release. While an announcement on its developer’s website has confirmed that the game just entered the alpha phase of its development this week, a recently trailer has revealed that the game will release on March 31st. This is likely to be a relief to fans of the project who had to suffer through a delay that pushed back a proposed 2013 release to “early 2014.” Granted, the game’s release could always be postponed again, but we’re keeping our fingers crossed that this date will be the real deal.
The trailer itself clocks in at about two-and-a-half minutes and is pretty much a retro flavored feast for the eyes that any old school gamer should be able to appreciate. Obviously, we’ll need to wait until we actually play the game to see how it all turns out, but if it’s half as much fun as this footage makes it out to be, you can pretty much count us as being sold on the sucker. What do you think? Is Shovel Knight going to be a must-have for you or has it been looking like just another indie game selling itself on the nostalgia of aging gamers? Don’t hold back now, we can take it.