If you’ve followed the Kickstarter campaign for as long as some friends and I have, this is one of those moments where you reach back to your childhood and recall forgetting all about those X-ray specs you saved up those cereal box-tops for the previous year, and that moment of rapture when they show up one day in the mail. Â Well, like that, but this time your mail carrier got a tip from Lenny in receiving over at your local USPS a few days in advance. Â That $1 tip you left him for Xmas is finally paying off, right?
Shovel Knight will finally see the light of day this Thursday on basically every major platform; an homage primarily to Mega-Man, but to countless other classic games and characters, mastered in pixeltastic glory (though I’d like to see you try to fit a 150Mb game onto a NES cart. Â That might even outstrip aÂ N64 capacity!) If you’ve put 2 + 2 together by now you can expect a review pretty soon after. Â Dibs have already been called WELL in advance.
UPDATE: June 26
A picture is worth aÂ million billion gushing sentiments of joy