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[NA & Europe] Halloween Sale On Nintendo eShop For Switch, Wii U & 3DS


Nintendo have currently hosting a Halloween sale on select titles across Switch, Wii U & 3DS. They mostly consist of Nindie titles but some really great games are included like Shovel Knight, Phantom Trigger and Snake Pass. Some of these games range from 15%, 20% and even up to 50% off! A video has been uploaded to their YouTube channel to announce the event and down below are a list of games for both North America and Europe that are on discount and for which platform.

 

NORTH AMERICA

Axiom Verge – $17.99 (was $19.99)
Tumblestone – $11.99 (was $14.99)
Astro Bears Party – $3.99 (was $4.99)
Butcher – $7.99 (was $9.99)
Thimbleweed Park – $16.00 (was $19.99)
Lichtspeer: Double Speer Edition – $7.99 (normally $9.99)
Phantom Trigger – $7.49 (was $14.99)
Vaccine – $6.99 (was $9.99)
Cave Story+ – $26.99 (was $29.99)
Graceful Explosion Machine – $10.29 (was $12.99)
Snake Pass – $9.99 (normally $19.99)
Shovel Knight – Specter of Torment – $7.99 (was $9.99)
Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove – $19.99 (was $24.99)

 

EUROPE

Switch

Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove – €19.99 (was €24.99)
Thimbleweed Park – €16.99 (was €19.99)
Severed – €11.99 (was €14.99)
Bulb Boy – €5.59 (was €7.99)
Phantom Trigger – €7.49 (was €14.99)
Axiom Verge – €16.19 (was €17.99)
Snake Pass – €9.99 (was €19.99)
Lichtspeer: Double Speer Edition – €7.99 (was €9.99)

3DS

Luigi’s Mansion 2 – €15.99 (was €19.99)
Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D – €29.99 (was €44.99)
Yo-kai Watch – €27.99 (was €39.99)
Shovel Knight – €19.99 (was €24.99)
Dr. Kawashima’s Devilish Brain Training – €19.99 (was €29.99)
Super Ghouls’n Ghosts – €5.99 (was €7.99)
Super Castlevania IV – €5.59 (was €7.99)
Castlevania Dracula X – €5.59 (was €7.99)

Wii U

Bayonetta 2 – €34.99 (was €49.99)
Darksiders Warmastered Edition – €7.99 (was €19.99)
Resident Evil 4 Wii Edition – €13.99 (was €19.99)
Zelda: Majora’s Mask – €6.99 (was €9.99)
Shovel Knight – €19.99 (was €24.99)
Super Castlevania IV – €5.59 (was €7.99)
Super Meat Boy – €12.60 (was €14.00)

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[Video] Shovel Knight 3-Pack Amiibo Reveal Trailer


Yacht Club Games, have released a special reveal trailer featuring the Game Grumps to unveil 3 new amiibo, Plague Knight, Spectre Knight & King Knight. These three amiibo will available in a multipack and will no doubt have special functions to the each corresponding Character and their Game. Whether they will have functionality in each others story modes is not yet known but it is cool of Yacht Club Games to create amiibo versions of their characters. Maybe we could expect to see even more Shovel Knight characters get their own amiibo, like the whole Order Of No Quarter. That would be awesome! Anyhow, here is the reveal trailer for the amiibo.

Yacht Club Games Chime in on Shovel Knight’s Blaster Master Zero DLC Appearance


Earlier this month, Inti Creates blew fans away with the reveal of Shantae and Shovel Knight coming to Blaster Master Zero DLC and while the latter is not available yet, we wanted to know more about his inclusion.

So we reached out to the awesome Yacht Club Games and asked them a couple of questions and now we’re going to share two of their responses. Enjoy: Continue reading Yacht Club Games Chime in on Shovel Knight’s Blaster Master Zero DLC Appearance

[Video] Shovel Knight Anime Opening By Channy & Kimberly


The incredibly talented animators that are Channy & Kimberly have uploaded their latest anime opening sequence for everybody’s favourite Indie hero, Shovel Knight. This is an video that even Yacht Club Games will love and really does have you wanting a cartoon series of Shovel Knight. You can watch the video below and please be sure to subcribe to their YouTube Channel and check out more of their incredible videos that feature, Zelda, Pokémon, Yoshi, StarFox, Splatoon, The Angry Video Game Nerd and more!!! The Background music is a metal cover of the Shovel Knight theme by RichaadEB.

Source: Channy & Kimberly (YouTube)

[Review] Runbow Pocket Deluxe Edition (New Nintendo 3DS)


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Developer: 13 AM Games

Publisher: 13 AM Games

Platform: New Nintendo 3DS

Category: Platforming, Multiplayer and Action

Release Date: 20th of June, 2017 (EU & NA) 

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Runbow originally released on the Nintendo Wii U way back in 2015. The game’s reception was extremely positive, which encouraged developer 13 AM Games to port it to the New Nintendo 3DS. This upgraded port includes guest playable characters such as Shantae, Shovel Knight, and even CommanderVideo! There is also DLC which includes a brand new adventure map called Satura’s Space Adventure that introduces many new levels which includes a ton of new mechanics to learn and master.

download.jpegThe meat of potatoes of Runbow consists of over a hundred platforming levels wherein background colours shift on a cycle. Those colours correspond to the colours of platforms that you must progress through each stage, however, when that colour becomes the background colour, those platforms become unusable for the time being. This provides extremely interesting levels where you must never stop thinking if you want to keep up. Levels are extremely well-designed and each one has a unique concept that makes each level feel different from the next. The game is best enjoyed with friends, as it supports  local and online multiplayer.  Playing with friends will fill each session with plenty of laughter and joy. The main goal of each level is to get to the trophy at the end of the stage before all of your friends. Alternatively, you can play some of the other, non-racing modes such as King of the Hill, and Arena. Run_Footage.mp4.Still005.0.png

The game is very fluid and looks quite good on the New Nintendo 3DS’s screen, however it still pales in comparison to the Wii U version. It should be noted that the game does crash every now and again, but this is likely to be patched relatively soon.

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Conclusion:

Runbow Pocket Deluxe is an extremely fun game to play with others that provides hours of replayable fun. However, if you are planning on playing this by yourself, you may find yourself feeling finished with the game rather early into its potential lifespan. Runbow is well worth the cost of entry with others, but I’d suggest waiting for a sale if you prefer to go solo.

THE VERDICT: 8.5/10

*Review key provided by 13 AM Games

[Gallery] The Miketendo64 Shovel Knight: Official Design Works Preview Gallery


When we covered Udon Entertainment sharing images pertaining to the August releasing Shovel Knight: Official Design Works, we said if more images came, we’d cover them and now more images have arrived! (Hurray!)

 

Only instead of just covering the new images as part of a normal, simple article, this time around we’re opening the digital Miketendo64 Shovel Knight: Official Design Works Preview Gallery. An all new one stop shop article where we will be sharing all of the new images shared this week as well as any and all images that gets shared at a later on date. So once again here is the description for the upcoming book that releases on amazon.com on the 29th of August and every image relating to the work that has now been made public:

 

 

“Shovel Knight is a sweeping classic action adventure game with awesome gameplay, memorable characters, and an 8-bit retro aesthetic created by Yacht Club Games.

Shovel Knight: Official Design Works collects the fun and original artwork behind this landmark title. Inside you’ll find key art, character concepts, enemy designs, sprite sheets, unused ideas, and an all-new Shovel Knight tribute art gallery! This epic tome is also packed with creator commentary, as well as exclusive interview with the Yacht Club Games team.”

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For anyone who wishes to add Shovel Knight: Official Design Works to their reading collect later on this year, the link below can help with that:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/1772940046

 

Please be sure to stop by this little gallery whenever you feel like it as we will be regularly updating it as soon as more images are shared.

 

Source: Yacht Club Games

[Literature] Udon Entertainment Tease New Shovel Knight: Official Design Works Imagery


On the 29th of August, 2017 together with publisher Udon Entertainment, Yacht Club Games are releasing Shovel Knight: Official Design Works and if you haven’t heard about it until now, here’s the quick description for it: Continue reading [Literature] Udon Entertainment Tease New Shovel Knight: Official Design Works Imagery

[Literature] A Quick Look at the Shovel Knight: Official Design Works Cover & Other Book News


When we first covered the news of a Shovel Knight: Official Design Works book, although we provided plenty of news about the work, the one thing we couldn’t divulge was its cover. But we promised to do a follow-up and this is that follow up, so get ready for a lot of Shovel Knight book news as there is plenty to cover, but first, here’s that cover:

Continue reading [Literature] A Quick Look at the Shovel Knight: Official Design Works Cover & Other Book News

(US) Specter Of Torment Comes To Wii U April 21st And 3DS On April 28th


Even though the Nintendo Switch has had Shovel Knight: Specter Of Torment since Launch back in March, the expansion has yet to come to the Wii U or 3DS. Well it has been announced that the Expansion will be coming to Wii U this Friday (April 21st) and the Nintendo 3DS will receive it the following Friday (April 28th) in North America. It has not been confirmed when Europe can expect a release date but Yacht Club Games are working on it.

Source: Yacht Club Games (Twitter)

[Literature] Shovel Knight: Official Design Works Book Releases August 29th


Just in case there wasn’t enough Shovel Knight books on their way this year (books such as Shovel Knight Guidebook, Codes of Shovelry Handbook and even Shovel Knight Mad Libs), now it’s been confirmed another one is on its way!

 

This book is Shovel Knight: Official Design Works and unlike the others, this work is credited as being by Yacht Club Games and published by Udon Entertainment, who if you remember rightly, did announce back in 2015 they would publish a Bayonetta 2, Persona 5 and Shovel Knight book in 2016. Sure the latter is late, especially when you take its August 29th release into consideration, but it is coming and this is its official description: Continue reading [Literature] Shovel Knight: Official Design Works Book Releases August 29th

Full Patch Notes on the Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove & Specter of Torment 3.0A Update for Switch


The big Treasure Trove might not be ready just yet to make its way to any other platform other than Switch, but a new update for Treasure Trove and Specter of Torment is available right now, but you will need to own a Switch to download the update.

 

Full patch notes can be seen here: Continue reading Full Patch Notes on the Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove & Specter of Torment 3.0A Update for Switch

[Interview] Talking Shovel Knight Retail, Cameos and amiibo with Yacht Club Games


Added to the Switch launch line-up is of course Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove and the standalone first available on Switch, Specter of Torment campaign and Yacht Club Games couldn’t be any more excited, and neither can we, the fans. So in light of what is to come and the fact we’ve been eager to interview the ever popular Yacht Club Games, we actually got the chance to ask them a few very random questions and while the answers may have taken their time getting back to us, they were worth waiting for. Let’s dive right in shall we?

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Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment Update Also Doubles Save Slots


With the Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment campaign set to come to Switch next month and then to other platforms as a free update in April, but it isn’t coming alone. Continue reading Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment Update Also Doubles Save Slots

Development of Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment Has Finally Reached an End!


With the Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment campaign set to release on Switch first sometime next month, development has finally wrapped up and Yacht Club Games have taken to Twitter to celebrate! Continue reading Development of Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment Has Finally Reached an End!

(Video) IGN Plays Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment on Nintendo Switch


While some of us have to wait until April to go hands on with the new campaign for Shovel Knight, IGN have gone hands on with it already, and they played it on the Switch no less, so here’s a video of how they got on:

Source: IGN (YouTube)