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Steel Thy Shovel! Shovel Knight Support Thread!

Lichzim

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You've got my support. I want the master of shovelry himself to join the fight. FOR SHOVELRY!!
 

RosaPeach

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I support Shovel Knight and I want Shovel Knight in smash so I could hit Ryu with a Shovel.
 

SEGAGameBoy

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Never played it, but I am planning on getting Shovel Knight for my 3DS. Definitely add me to the supporters.
 

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Not really sure how likely an indie character chances are get into Smash but Shovel Knight gets my support.
 

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A game called Blade Strangers is quickly gaining attention for being a ridiculous indie crossover. Case in point:


Aside from the Blue Burrower, the game also has Quote and Curly Brace from Cave Story, Gunvolt from Azure Striker Gunvolt, and Isaac from the Binding of Isaac, with possibly more to come (I'm fully expecting Shantae to be next). Even if Shovel Knight doesn't make it into Smash, at least we'll have this (and inevitably Mugen, once the sprites get ripped).
 
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smileMasky

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A game called Blade Strangers is quickly gaining attention for being a ridiculous indie crossover. Case in point:


Aside from the Blue Burrower, the game also has Quote and Curly Brace from Cave Story, Gunvolt from Azure Striker Gunvolt, and Isaac from the Binding of Isaac, with possibly more to come (I'm fully expecting Shantae to be next). Even if Shovel Knight doesn't make it into Smash, at least we'll have this (and inevitably Mugen, once the sprites get ripped).
I've been keeping up-to-date with Blade strangers ever since it went under the radar (last E3?) Shovel knight is in a 100% indie smash bros Called Indie Pogo. If any one is interested I Did help fund the game on kick starter

Any ways I would like to support shovel knight I got the game on both PC and 3DS though I never beat it q.q
 
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A game called Blade Strangers is quickly gaining attention for being a ridiculous indie crossover. Case in point:


Aside from the Blue Burrower, the game also has Quote and Curly Brace from Cave Story, Gunvolt from Azure Striker Gunvolt, and Isaac from the Binding of Isaac, with possibly more to come (I'm fully expecting Shantae to be next). Even if Shovel Knight doesn't make it into Smash, at least we'll have this (and inevitably Mugen, once the sprites get ripped).
This is literally the only reason I'm even putting this game on my radar for when I eventually get a Switch. :p
 

SvartWolf

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A game called Blade Strangers is quickly gaining attention for being a ridiculous indie crossover. Case in point:


Aside from the Blue Burrower, the game also has Quote and Curly Brace from Cave Story, Gunvolt from Azure Striker Gunvolt, and Isaac from the Binding of Isaac, with possibly more to come (I'm fully expecting Shantae to be next). Even if Shovel Knight doesn't make it into Smash, at least we'll have this (and inevitably Mugen, once the sprites get ripped).
Uhm... I personally prefer the stubby shovelknight, canonwise shovelknight is quite shortie, and i always loved the height difference between him and shieldknight.
 

FenixStar

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I feel like Shovel Knight might get into SSBU given how Sakurai said something about how all Amiibos, no matter the series, would be compatible with the game... While that might mean ones for the current roster of characters, we know Shovel Knight was the first non-Smash Bros character to get an Amiibo. Also, when he talked about Solid Snake's inclusion back into SSBU, he mentioned that it was because of "by popular demand", so this could mean he's also looking back at the previous Smash Ballot at which characters were the most popular after the DLC characters, so Shovel Knight might have a chance, given how much attention he's getting over the last few months.

All in all, I support Shovel Knight getting in, and if he can bring along Shantae and/or Gunvolt to the party, more power to the indie games! :D
 

JBRPG

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Now that Smash Bros Ultimate is back, I wonder if we are really going to get an indie game star? Shovel Knight might fit the bill.
 

Megadoomer

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I feel like Shovel Knight might get into SSBU given how Sakurai said something about how all Amiibos, no matter the series, would be compatible with the game... While that might mean ones for the current roster of characters, we know Shovel Knight was the first non-Smash Bros character to get an Amiibo. Also, when he talked about Solid Snake's inclusion back into SSBU, he mentioned that it was because of "by popular demand", so this could mean he's also looking back at the previous Smash Ballot at which characters were the most popular after the DLC characters, so Shovel Knight might have a chance, given how much attention he's getting over the last few months.

All in all, I support Shovel Knight getting in, and if he can bring along Shantae and/or Gunvolt to the party, more power to the indie games! :D
The first part just means that any version of Link, Mario, Bowser, etc. would work with Smash. It's not like every single amiibo is going to be compatible - I can't imagine that we'll be getting two dozen different Animal Crossing newcomers.
 

Pegasus Knight

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Eh, I'm a few weeks late to the party but what the hell, I'll put in my support. Shovel Knight represents the best of the 'neo-retro' wave in terms of game quality and developer/publisher business practices. The character even has tons of moveset potential which should make designing him fairly easy compared to many other characters.

He definitely deserves a spot in Smash and I'd love for this game to be his time to shine!
 

Mr Gentleman

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I'm ready to Dig in my heels in support for Shovel knight!
his game is brilliant and full of charm and he would be the perfect rep for Indies!
 

Dixie Kong

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I support Shovel Knight for Smash! I'm suprised also that this thread isn't longer, considering Knight already has an amiibo.
 

KirbyWorshipper2465

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A game called Blade Strangers is quickly gaining attention for being a ridiculous indie crossover. Case in point:


Aside from the Blue Burrower, the game also has Quote and Curly Brace from Cave Story, Gunvolt from Azure Striker Gunvolt, and Isaac from the Binding of Isaac, with possibly more to come (I'm fully expecting Shantae to be next). Even if Shovel Knight doesn't make it into Smash, at least we'll have this (and inevitably Mugen, once the sprites get ripped).
You think this is a ridiculous crossover, Crystal Crisis is even weirder. Nicalis' idea of a crossover is definitely out there compared to most people.

Uhm... I personally prefer the stubby shovelknight, canonwise shovelknight is quite shortie, and i always loved the height difference between him and shieldknight.
Given this interpretation, it's fun to imagine that the other characters are actually freakin' giants. Besides, buffing up for some crossovers allows him to fit in better in this compared to Isaac from Binding of Isaac.

All in all, I support Shovel Knight getting in, and if he can bring along Shantae and/or Gunvolt to the party, more power to the indie games! :D
Not to mention that those three have all been involved with Inti Creates to various degrees, which helps.
 

KMDP

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In my quest to record the current number of supporters for each character for Smash Ultimate, I compiled a supporter's list for Shovel Knight. Cool Trainer Ace, feel free to copy this into the first post if you want. :grin:
  1. Cool Trainer Ace Cool Trainer Ace
  2. Aussie the Naturist
  3. Yomi's Biggest Fan
  4. Kenith
  5. Cutie Gwen
  6. GoldenYuiitusin
  7. SvartWolf
  8. PlanetZebes
  9. BlackWolf666
  10. Mrrgle
  11. CrossDispatcher
  12. KingofPhantoms
  13. Freduardo
  14. Blue_Sword_Edge
  15. Jason the Yoshi
  16. kiteinthesky
  17. Metalex
  18. Altais
  19. Staarih
  20. Lampy
  21. Sailor Waddle Dee
  22. Megadoomer
  23. Kevandre
  24. shinhed-echi
  25. GolisoPower
  26. GamerGuy09
  27. Phoebee
  28. Guybrush20X6
  29. YouSeemFRAZZLED
  30. -crump-
  31. Smashoperatingbuddy123
  32. Shinuto
  33. Strider_123
  34. DraginHikari
  35. DefinitelyNotSascha
  36. Dalek_Kolt
  37. HenryZusa
  38. Miifighters4Smash5
  39. Ghirahilda
  40. nguforever
  41. Staarih
  42. N3ON
  43. smashkirby
  44. Lichzim
  45. Rosapeach
  46. SEGAGameBoy
  47. NSSKG151
  48. smilemasky
  49. Fenixstar
  50. JBRPG
  51. Questionmark222
  52. Mr Gentleman
  53. Dixie Kong
  54. KirbyWorshipper2465
 

JBRPG

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Let's not forget that Nintendo published Shovel Knight to the Japan region, so it shouldn't give some slight boost of chances and could be one of those surprise newcomers of the "neo retro" theme
 

GamerGuy09

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It hurts, it hurts really bad.

But at least we got representation, and for Yacht Club to be featured in Smash Bros probably made their dreams come true.
 

ProtoTwi

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Popping in to say congrats Shovel Knight. being an AT is often seen as the lesser option, But he was paving the way for a proper indie rep down the line. Him being an AT is only a good thing.
 

Teeb147

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so many characters just got deconfirmed, crazy. but at least they acknowledged him and he's in the game.
 

Yokta

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Guys

Shovel Knight is the first character not owned by a Japanese company to actively participate in a Smash Bros battle. That is an incredible honour, especially for an indie character.

This blows the door wide open for Western characters to eventually join the roster!
 

Isaac: Venus Adept

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I'm proud of Shovel Knight that he's even appearing. If you think about it he has a cameo in the biggest crossover game of all time. Absolutely awesome
 

slambros

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Shovel Knight was my GotY in 2014, and it's great to see how far he's come. I'm really happy to see him represented in the game! That's a huge honor!
 

ThoughtfulWanderer

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I never fully counted Shovel Knight out as a possible character in Ultimate but I'm glad you guys get him represented in some way. He looks really slick in this game and I'm sure Yacht Games is ecstatic to even have him present in such a big game.
 

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Of course I would’ve wished for playable status, but AT is better than nothing. I’m so happy for Yacht Club Games for this recognition!
 

Billybae10K

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I was genuinely shocked to see SK as an AT. I didn't know how Indies would fare, but AT is nothing to scoff at. Great to see his game and Yacht Club getting some representation!
 

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I was surprised Shovel Knight got an AT. I didn't really expect him to show up in any form.
 

Megadoomer

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Yacht Club Games tweeted about the reveal.

 

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You know. I'm okay with this. Being an indie character was always going to be an uphill struggle to begin with so the fact that Shovel Knight made it even as far as an Assist Trophy shows how far the Knight has come since his original game. It may not be what we wanted but I still think it's an amazing thing.
 

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I may be more of Shantae supporter, but damn congrats on Shovel Knight getting in Smash to any extent as an AT! It's truly a testament to his success that he's here in his position!
 

CrusherMania1592

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While i hate to see you guys feeling down that Shovel Knight didn't make the cut, I think you guys should have a round of applause here.


Shovel Knight became the first indy character to appear in Smash regardless of playable or Assist Trophy so that is something to celebrate
 

Miifighters4Smash5

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WOO HOO!!!! SHOVEL KNIGHT'S IN SMASH BROS; AS LONG AS HE GETS INTO THE GAME IN ANY POSSIBLE WAY; I'm satisfied!!
 
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