Who says that indie games need to have a very high quality in order to sell? Sometimes, the value stands in simplicity, and this is what the game named Shovel Knight has managed to show use. Earlier this week, Yacht Club Games, the developer of Shovel Knight has stated that no less than 700000 copies of the game have been sold in a digital manner, adding up retailers from all over the world.
Usually, indie games that are sold only in a digital manner rarely manage to be a big hit, due to the obvious limitations that appear.
But the best part about the game here is that it will have a retail version and one that will provide us with hours upon hours of entertainment as well as a few new interesting bonuses that will actually make it worthwhile.
The retail version of Shovel Knight is said to be released on the Wii U, as well as the Nintendo 3DS, PS4 and the Xbox One.
According to the developer, there will also be a PC version that will launch in retail stores, but this will be available in Europe.
The game really manages to bring a lot of platforming goodness, so the fact that it’s headed to the consoles is a good fit, considering that many of the greatest games of our time, many platformers for example, have their roots in the console world.
Shovel Knight is truly a hit in the gaming world, as it has received no less than 100 awards until now, as well as numerous game of the year accolades, so this is indeed a cult hit and one that will provide an extraordinary set of results for players of all ages.
Adding it into the “real world” with the retail copy really manages to bring in a great sense of accomplishment, and you will love the great gameplay offered here for sure.
Is the fact that this game receives a Wii U version a good thing? Yes, it truly is, because it manages to bring in quite a lot of interesting benefits as well. Wii U is a perfect fit for the platform games, and even if Shovel Knight doesn’t really fit the shininess of other titles on the console, the game really is a wonderful achievement and a good way to understand how the gaming world evolves now with a few ties to the past. It’s an extraordinary achievement, and you are bound to like it.
There’s no particular date when Shovel Knight will be released on the Wii U or the 3DS, but one can only hope that it will come until the end of the year. Bottom line, this is a great time to own a Nintendo console and be a platform game lover!