By Andrew Dodson on March 4, 2015 at 11:32pm
Today at the Game Developer's Conference, Yacht Club Games revealed that its super-popular game "Shovel Knight" is coming to XBox One this year.
This isn't just a collaboration with Microsoft, however. "Shovel Knight" on XBox One will not just be a simple port. In the announcement, Yacht Club Games teased that they've "had the Rare privilege of working with one of the most celebrated studios in gaming." The game itself has changed. The Xbox version won't just feature a lone Shovel Knight bravely questing across the world - now he's got some company.
That's right, after disappearing from consoles for more than twenty years, Zitz, Rash and Pimple are back and ready to play with the legendary Shovel Knight. The original "Battletoads" game was one that was almost infamous for how difficult it was, and even though they were an obvious attempt to rival a certain set of adolescent turtles with ninja training, they still developed an almost cult following after the game's release. Despite several attempts in recent years to get a new game released for the series, the Battletoads have not appeared in a game since 1994.
"The Battletoads, who debuted on the NES in 1991, are going to be returning in the Xbox One version of Shovel Knight! It has been so much fun to bring the radical attitude and gameplay of the NES classic to the Shovel Knight world."
Yacht Club Games Press Release
"Shovel Knight (And Battletoads?)" for XBox One is not available yet, but Yacht Club Games has announced that it will be available by April of this year.