Release Date: September 2013
Platform: Nintendo 3DS, Wii U, Windows
A perfect example of the strategy Nintendo should continue to employ with their flagging Wii U. By embracing innovative smaller studios, and allowing them to develop for their console, Nintendo is guaranteed to attract more devs and gamers to their camp. With the success of titles like Rogue Legacy and the Ouya's Towerfall, it's clear that there is a starving audience for platforming Metroidvania titles. Shovel Knight, by all early accounts, is going to be similarly dope. Plus, your weapon is a sharpened shovel.