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Shovel Knight will come to Wii U and 3DS if it meets its Kickstarter goal

Shovel Knight, the DuckTales-inspired platformer from new development outfit Yacht Club Games, will be released on Wii U and 3DS if the game meets its Kickstarter funding goal, the developer announced today.

Previously, the game's only designated platform was Windows PCs, where the studio hopes to see the title launch on Steam. Though $10 donors to the Kickstarter campaign will receive a download voucher when the game is released this fall, anyone wanting a Wii U or 3DS code will have to pony up a $15 donation. In a Kickstarter update, a representative from the studio explained that developing for Nintendo's platforms is slightly more expensive than making games for PC. Also, the studio has to pay for each 3DS and Wii U code distributed, further increasing the price.

"We are so completely excited to be developing for Nintendo," the Kickstarter update reads. "Because as an 8-bit style game, Nintendo is where Shovel Knight belongs. Now our heritage platform is secured. What platform could be next?"

An early version of Shovel Knight will be playable on the show floor of PAX East this weekend. The project currently sits at $32,870, a little under half of its $75,000 Kickstarter goal.

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