E3 2014: Shovel Knight to hit 3DS and Wii U June 26th

Shovel your way to destiny

Shovel Knight, the colorful 2D side-scrolling platform game developed by indie studio Yacht Club Games, is headed for an imminent release, revealed at this week's Nintendo Treehouse event. The color palette is a homage to the NES with bright pastels abounding, and it looks absolutely fantastic.

The Shovel Knight wields a shovel which he uses to attack enemies, destroy the environment, and dig up treasure.  He can also use it as a pogo stick to bounce off the ground or onto the heads of enemies.

Shovel Knight combines the retro-chic aesthetic with tight gameplay and is a worthy successor to the venerable platforming genre.

Shovel Knight releases on the Nintendo 3DS, Wii U, and Steam June 26, 2014 - not much longer to wait now!

E3 Trailer