Shovel Knight's titular hero is now available as a playable, motorcycle-riding, shovel swinging character in Road Rash spiritual successor Road Redemption, Yacht Club Games and developer Darkseas announced.
Road Redemption is a procedurally generated combat driving game in which players jet around the country completing assassinations, robberies, races and more. The game is currently available on Steam as an Early Access title for Windows PC, while Linux, Mac, PlayStation 4, Wii U and Xbox One versions are scheduled to launch next year.
According to Darkseas Games, Shovel Knight is "basically Road Redemption's version of The Terminator." In the video above, his cutesy 2D aesthetic is gone. Shovel Knight cruises around town in his full suit of armor thwacking people with a shovel, which is admittedly pretty terrifying to think about.
Shovel Knight launched earlier this year and is available for Linux, Nintendo 3DS, Mac, Wii U and Windows PC. The game will be released for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita next year with a special Kratos cameo. For more on the game, read our review.