Fans of Shovel Knight and Nintendo alike can rejoice, as the creator of the aforementioned game, Yacht Club, has expressed the desire to continue working with the Big N in the future. David D’Angelo, one of the creative minds behind the 8-bit homage game that was Shovel Knight talked about how helpful Nintendo was with the development of Shovel Knight and the distribution of the game, as well as the desire to keep making games for Nintendo consoles.
D’Angelo had the following to say regarding Nintendo’s support for
Shovel Knight, in an interview with GameSource, translation courtesy of Nintendo Everything:
“Nintendo was very helpful. They provided a great deal of marketing from featuring the game on the eShop and their website, to bringing the game with them to conventions around the country. They were also helpful behind the scenes, dealing with technical questions and listening to our wildest dreams. Creating Shovel Knight for the Wii U and 3DS was a smooth process, but of course, still a ton of work. Building a game for any platform comes with its own challenges and making a game feel unique and at home on the console is an important but hard problem to tackle!”
— David D’Angelo
He also had the following to say in regards to
Shovel Knight‘s sales and their continued support for Nintendo’s consoles:
“The game is selling really well on Nintendo platforms, and hopefully we’ll continue to keep making games for their systems. We love Nintendo, and they have been really great to work with for Shovel Knight.”
— David D’Angelo
That all being said, what do you guys think? Do you think that it’s great that a development team like Yacht Club is going to continue showing Nintendo support, or could you care less? Let us know in the comments.
Source: Nintendo Everything