The popular 8-bit platformer will be available on Xbox
Shovel Knight may have already appeared on Nintendo’s 3DS and Wii U systems in addition to the PC, Mac, and even Linux in 2014, but the Xbox One release won’t just be a direct port of previous versions.
Several unannounced new features are promised for the Xbox One release of Shovel Knight and while the developers ‘Yacht Club Games’ don’t go into detail on what most of them will be, they do remind everyone that the retro BattleToads characters from the NES game of the same name will be making cameos in the game. No news on if they’ll be playable characters though or simply blink and you’ll miss them cameos.
Regardless of how much BattleToads we see in the game, it’s still an exciting tease for the all but confirmed new BattleToads game that Microsoft likely has in the works. Until that’s announced though, retro gamers will have to make do with Shovel Knight which is a fantastic homage to the classic 8 bit games of the 80s and a genuinely fun game itself.
If you’re too young to remember BattleToads, ask an older relative if they ever broke a controller in rage, and then listen to their story about the hover bike level!
At the moment there is no release date, but we will keep you informed when we find out anymore details.