Original Mega Man Composer Joins Production of Shovel Knight

Manami MatsumeWow, you guys must really be excited about this news, given all the tips we've gotten. Never let it be said we don't live to please... For everyone else who doesn't know, Shovel Knight is a game being developed by Yacht Club Games, a studio formed by former employees of WayForward Technologies, including those who worked on such titles as Contra 4, A Boy and His Blob, Thor: God of Thunder, Mighty Milky Way, BloodRayne Betrayal, and most recently, Double Dragon Neon. The game itself is described as "a hot mashup of new and old that may remind you of Mega Man, Castlevania, or Dark Souls".

They've been working to fund their new project through Kickstarter, and have surpassed their goal of $75,000 with $107,109 and eight days left, as of this writing. Their most recent announcement (and the reason everyone's been giving us tips) is because their team has added Manami Matsumae to their ranks to compose two songs for the game. Matsumae has composed songs for the Classic Mega Man games, including the original Elec Man and Cut Man themes, and more recently, Nitro Man's theme from Mega Man 10.

"This is the first time I'm working on a Western game!", Matsumae says. "It's quite exciting! Shovel Knight and I are a good fit. So... let's get shovelin'?"

To learn more about Shovel Knight and the Kickstarter campaign surrounding it (and to contribute, if you so wish), just click on this link. Thanks to everyone who sent this our way!