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Shovel Knight has a wholeeeee lot of cheats. One of these, the “Butt Mode”, might just be the most humorous one yet.

By entering “WSWWAEAW” as your name when starting Shovel Knight, mentions for various reoccurring words such as Shovel, Knight, Health, and Magic are replaced with the word “Butt”. Lovely, isn’t it?

You can find more cheat codes here.

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Shovel Knight has been highly trumpeted by Nintendo since the game’s early days of development, up through release. Heck, the title is even playable at the Nintendo World store right now.

All in all, Yacht Club Games’ Nick Wozniak says Nintendo has “been really accommodating to our weird requests, and getting stuff done to see if they can promote us better.”

You can find Wozniak’s full comments about working with the Big N below.

Yacht Club Games is open to the idea of cross-buy for Shovel Knight. Just don’t expect it anytime soon, as it’s something the studio would have to consider it first.

Yacht Club said on Twitter:


Cross-buy is a much-welcomed feature on Nintendo platforms, but it has a long ways to go. It’s only available in Europe at present (with one game thus far), and the functionality seems to be limited to buying the 3DS version first and then picking up the Wii U edition for free.

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Shovel Knight designer/director Sean Velasco and pixel artist Nick Wozniak recently spoke with Hardcore Gamer and gave some lengthy insight into what the studio has planned next for the game. Additionally, Yacht Club discussed the possibility of sequels – again touching on ideas like a 16 bit version or N64-styled game with 3D visuals – as well as interest in pursuing original titles as well.

You can find Velasco and Wozniak’s comments below and the full interview here.

Update: Full transcript below!

Also available on 3DS! Austin takes on the newly released first-ever game from Yacht Club Games. Is it any good? Oh no, you’ll just have to watch the review to see. (Want to skip the analysis? Go to 10:51 for the recommendation on who should buy it and who shouldn’t)

What’s the early verdict on Shovel Knight? Find out in our reviews roundup below.

Nintendo Everything – “Thumbs Up”
IGN – 9 / 10
Game Informer – 8.75 / 10
Joystiq – 4.5 / 5
Nintendo Life – 9 / 10
USGamer – 5 / 5
Polygon – 9 / 10
Kotaku – “Yes”
Destructoid – 9.5 / 10
GameSpot – 7 / 10
GamesRadar – 4.5 / 5
NintendoWorldReport – 10 / 10

I have to say: it’s pretty neat seeing Nintendo promote Shovel Knight in a dedicated press release!

REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– On June 26, Yacht Club Games launches the hotly anticipated Shovel Knight for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS, a sweeping classic platform adventure game with awesome game play, memorable characters and an 8-bit retro aesthetic.

You play as the eponymous Shovel Knight, a small knight with a huge quest. Shovel Knight has come to this land with two goals: to defeat the evil Enchantress and quest for his lost beloved. But between Shovel Knight and his beloved stands a cadre of villainous knights. These terrible foes, known as The Order of No Quarter, have been dispatched to prevent Shovel Knight from reaching the Enchantress, and will pursue their mission at any cost!