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Mega Man and Castlevania are arguably two of the best gaming franchises of all time. Shovel Knight from Yacht Club Games takes everything you love about these two famous universes, adds some original flair, and digs a special place into your heart.
Shovel Knight was officially announced alongside its kickstarter campaign way back in March of 2013. It quickly blew past the original goal of $75,000 and ended up bringing in over $300,000 from eager fans. Many people, myself included, were immediately sold on the concept and couldn’t wait to get playing. The studio originally scheduled the game’s release for September of 2013, but unfortunately several delays ended up pushing the launch date back to June 26th, 2014. Delays are always disappointing, but in the case of this remarkable retro platformer, the anticipation only made my time with the game that much sweeter.
In a time long ago, brave warriors wandered the…
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