Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Pledge $15 to Shovel Knight on Kickstarter, get a free copy for Wii U, 3DS, or PC

Indie game Shovel Knight being played on Wii U GamePad and Nintendo 3DS

Yacht Club Games have announced that they will be giving a free copy of Shovel Knight to everyone who pledges $15 or more to the game's Kickstarter campaign. The indie title is coming to the Wii U, 3DS, and PC, and qualifying supporters will be given the chance to choose which platform they'd like to have the retro-style indie title on. Here's the announcement:

Shovel Knight announced for 3DS and Wii U! CAN YOU DIG IT!?
You asked for it. We wanted it. And now, we can finally say it! If funded, Shovel Knight will be coming to Wii U and 3DS!

Wii U and 3DS game codes will be made available to everyone who pledges $15 or more. Upon release, you can choose (1) which version of the game you prefer: Windows PC, Wii U, or 3DS!

Why isn’t the $10 pledge eligible? Developing and releasing console games is more expensive than doing so on Windows PC. We have costs like:

We must pay for each Nintendo download code given out. This is the biggest reason.

Developing awesome console specific features like the Wii U Gamepad and 3DS dual screen setup!

Dev kits and certification requirements.

We are so completely excited to be developing for Nintendo! Because as an 8-bit style game, Nintendo is where Shovel Knight belongs. Now our heritage platform is secured. What platform could be next!?!?

You can check out the game on Kickstarter via the link below:

Shovel Knight - Kickstarter

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