Shovel Knight’s creators are hankering to take a crack at a brand new Rusty’s Actual Deal Baseball
Shovel Knight turned 5 this yr, and it reveals no indicators of slowing down. He is bought over three million copies and counting. There are not one, not two, however six totally different books that inform his story in a technique or one other. His sport has a brand new card-game infused single-player marketing campaign, multiplayer celebration combating mode, and an amiibo 3-pack all coming in 2019, and on high of all that, he simply made his Smash debut as an help trophy. Has any indie darling ever been extra profitable at permeating each nook of gaming than this man? I do not assume so, and higher but, his creators at Yacht Membership Video games have even greater plans for what comes subsequent.
Seeing as their relationship with Nintendo has by no means been higher, I requested the group which Nintendo franchise they’d wish to work with if that they had the chance. This was for an interview for the following concern of Nintendo Power, which comes out subsequent week.
I’ve talked to the group a number of instances earlier than, and previously they’ve gushed about how they might need to make a remake of Zelda 2 or Metroid. Whereas I am positive these aspirations are nonetheless alive and properly, evidently in recent times, their pursuits have branched out into extra unconventional territory. Yacht Membership’s Sean Velasco informed us that he desires to make a brand new “…Rusty’s Actual Deal Baseball. I am unable to consider he wasn’t in Smash. Aside from that, I would just love to listen to what Nintendo would assume we may do a very good job on. I would like to assist them in no matter approach we may.” He additionally informed us that he “…nonetheless has that little thought in my thoughts, ‘However what about Shovel Knight and Bubsy?’, and typically, that thought nonetheless lingers.”
Seeing as Shovel Knight is playable in Runner3, and the creators of Runner3 are making the following Busby, I believe our possibilities of seeing a group up between the blue burrower and the much-maligned tomcat are fairly reasonable. A brand new Rusty journey is much less doubtless, but when 2018 has taught me something, it is that nothing is inconceivable. A 2D platformer from Yacht Membership about Papa Slugger and the pups utilizing batting and catching mechanics to beat the crap out of Bubsy and his rubbish gang would be a shock to make certain, however a welcome one.