Game: Shovel Knight
Developer: Yach Club Games
Release: TBA 2015
Genre: 2D Platform
Shovel Knight has come to this valley with two goals: to defeat the evil Enchantress and save his lost beloved. He wields a ShovelBlade; a multipurpose weapon whose techniques have now been lost to the ages. Always honest and helpful, Shovel Knight is a shining example of the code of Shovelry: Slash Mercilessly and Dig Tirelessly!
Shovel Knight is going to be released some time in 2015 on Playstation Network, which means PS3, PS4 and PS Vita (official announcement here). Shovel Knight was a successful Kickstarter project and the game was released on PC and Nintendo platforms in 2014 and ended up on many peoples Game of the Year-lists. The game is a 2D platformer made in the style of 8-bit games from the NES era. You control Shovel Knight, a knight armed with a shovel. He uses the shovel to fight (you can pogo-attack with it like Scrooge McDuck in Ducktales) and dig up treasures. Difficulty is pretty hard but not impossible. You will be able to figure out the boss patterns after a few tries and if you liked the old Mega Man games you will feel right at home. There is also a very well written story and an awesome sound track to enjoy. Here’s a good gameplay video.