We all know Shovel Knight, there’s no way you can avoid it now, from being available on every console you can think of since it released, to having cameos in more games than you can shake a shovel at, The retro-style darling and its influence on the Indie games community is, to put it lightly, profound. But Shovel Knight came out all the way back in 2014, and since then they’ve been gradually releasing expansions for the game that, to be fair, feel like entirely different experiences. But now it’s time for something totally new, and recently, Yacht Club Games has revealed what’s in store for their next title.
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At time of writing, the kickstarter has 58 hours to go, but will likely be over by the time you read this, and even without the kickstarter campaign the game looks to already be pretty fleshed out. The announcement trailer shows off many of the mechanics, and a gameboy-inspired look. According to an official gameplay description; ‘Smooth 60fps action combat, a world full of mystery and horror, and top-down adventuring combine in a mix that may remind you of classic titles like Castlevania, The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening, or even Bloodborne. Whip foes, burrow through the ground, and explore a pixel-perfect world in Mina the Hollower.’
Some influencers, such as Polygon’s Brian David Gilbert, have been sent early demos of the game, and have streamed them or made videos playing them, and you can wishlist the game right now on Steam, and keep an eye on the kickstarter in case it opens up again. If you want to take a look at the game in action, you can watch the trailer here, be sure to keep up-to-date on all the latest Indie news, including updates on Mina The Hollower, at Indie Game Fans.