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Shovel Knight digs his way onto Xbox One today

Xbox One owners just got a pleasant surprise today. Yacht Club Games' retro platformer Shovel Knight has been released, just a week after the PlayStation version's arrival.

Major Nelson confirmed the news earlier today. For those unfamiliar with the game, Shovel Knight sees the title character venture across a retro world, defending the kingdom from the villainous Order of No Quarter and seeking out his lost partner, Shield Knight. The game received critical acclaim and even scored a spot on Shacknews' 2014 Game of the Year list.

Xbox One owners are also getting a bonus in the form of the long-dormant Battletoads, who are making cameos as wandering encounters. (EDIT: Not entirely true. There's a YouTube video that shows just how to unlock the battle. Spoilers contained within. Credit to Destructoid for finding this.) Check out their all-too-brief tease in the video below.

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