We enjoyed playing Shovel Knight, but alas you hoi polloi shall need to wait a while to have a go yourselves. Developer Yacht Club Games has confirmed its retro throwback old-school etc fighty platformer will launch in early 2014, narrowing down the previous release window of 'some time this winter.'
Yacht Club's Sean Velasco confirmed the news to Destructoid, short and sweet.
The studio was founded by folks formerly of WayForward Technologies, who between them have worked on ye olde stylee games including Contra 4, A Boy and His Blob, and Double Dragon Neon. The gang struck out on their own in 2011 and helped fund development with a Kickstarter campaign which more than quadrupled its goal.
Shovel Knight is coming to PC, Wii U, 3DS, Mac, and Linux. It looks like this, see: