Shovel Knight digs his way onto Xbox One today

Shovel Knight has already hit PC, Nintendo, and PlayStation platforms. All that remains is Xbox One and that version has arrived today, with the old-school favorite Battletoads in tow.


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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