Indie team Yacht Club Games has achieved massive success with their 8-bit sensation, Shovel Knight. Since then, fans have been desperate to know what they’ll do next. They’ve frequently floated the idea of crafting a sequel in the style of the 16-bit SNES or the Nintendo 64, but they’ve never fully committed to any one idea…until today. We finally have an announcement!

The next project from Yacht Club Games is Shovel Knight 64! That’s right, the retro platformer we all know and love is coming to the most popular computer of all time, Commodore 64! There’s no release date yet, but Yacht Club Games has released a short teaser trailer and some screenshots to show off their latest port.

Now, we’re going to assume that this is just an amusing April Fool’s joke, but if you’re an actual Commodore 64 enthusiast, there’s some real good news for you. Yacht Club used this opportunity to highlight exciting projects from developers that are still creating new content on Commodore 64 and other 8-bit and 16-bit platforms. If you’re interested in checking out the games that have Yacht Club excited, you can check out the announcement on their website.

If you were hoping for news about a new Shovel Knight in the style of Nintendo 64 games, it’s probably going to be a long wait, but there is hope. Yacht Club is not actively working on a 3D Shovel Knight, but it’s something they want to do in the future.

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