It's good to see that the gaming community hasn't forgotten about how awesome retro titles can be.

Yacht Club Games introduced a new project last month called Shovel Knight.  The game has elements of DuckTales, Castlevania and Mega Man wrapped around an entirely new design, featuring a valiant knight who uses a shovel to battle thugs and bounce around like Scrooge McDuck did in DuckTales.  The initial goal that the team was looking for on KickStarter was $75,000.  However, the final tally confirmed over the weekend was over $300,000 – so it was a huge success.

You can see just how retro-riffic Shovel Knight is by watching this trailer.  Congrats to the team for meeting the goal.  You can Shovel to your heart's content when the game releases for Wii U, 3DS and PC platforms later this year.