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Yacht Club was surprised to see how deep Cyber Shadow's story is, says a retail release is possible

The wait for this game is so difficult

Yacht Club is publishing Cyber Shadow later this year, and while they had some input on development, the game is mostly the product of a one-man dev team. In a Reddit AMA with Yacht Club, a member of the dev team opened up about Cyber Shadow, and revealed one of the most surprising things about the game.

The story for Cyber Shadow is surprisingly deep. When Aarne pitched us the story doc, I was surprised at how much there was and how all the different characters mattered to each other. I can't reveal too much, but I can assure that as you play the game and pay attention to the dialogue and background elements, the story will reveal itself in interesting and strange ways.

We know that Cyber Shadow is coming to Switch via the eShop later this year, but could there be a retail release? While nothing is confirmed at the moment, Yacht Club did say "there's definitely a chance, but no promised yet."

Cyber Shadow - more footage

In Cyber-Shadow, the world has been taken over by synthetic lifeforms. A desperate plea for help sets Shadow on a journey to uncover what started the path to perpetual ruin. Slash through the techno hordes, leap past traps, and nimbly navigate the ruins of Mekacity.

Cyber Shadow - more footage

In Cyber-Shadow, the world has been taken over by synthetic lifeforms. A desperate plea for help sets Shadow on a journey to uncover what started the path to perpetual ruin. Slash through the techno hordes, leap past traps, and nimbly navigate the ruins of Mekacity.

Cyber Shadow "Story Trailer" released

LOS ANGELES, FEBRUARY 26, 2020 - Yacht Club Games announced today via its Presents video a brand new Shovel Knight game - Shovel Knight Pocket Dungeon. developed by VINE and Yacht Club Games, is a brand new action-packed puzzle adventure mashup. The team has also released a new story trailer for Cyber Shadow, which has been confirmed to come out this fall on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and Steam. Shovel Knight Dig also got some news with a reveal of the latest member of the Hexcavators- Hive Knight!

Cyber Shadow by Aarne “MekaSkull” Hunziker is coming this fall on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and Steam. The game will be released as part of Xbox Game Pass for Console and PC.

In Cyber Shadow, the world has been taken over by synthetic lifeforms. A desperate plea for help sets Shadow on a journey to uncover what started the path to perpetual ruin. Slash through the techno hordes, leap past traps, and nimbly navigate the ruins of Mekacity.

For more info, visit the game's official website here!

Yacht Club Games Presents 2.26.20 - live-blog/stream

What does Yacht Club have in-store for us?

- Trailer for Cyber-Shadow shown

- Shovel Knight series Amiibo will be supported in Cyber-Shadow

- Cyber-Shadow releases Fall 2020

- Specter of Torment will be 50% off to celebrate the game's 1 year anniversary

- Shovel Knight stickers announced for iPhone

- Version 4.1 announced for Shovel Knight Treasure Trove, the final update

- Character Hive Knight announced for Shovel Knight Dig

- Shovel Knight Dig releases in 2021

- Two new IP are in development at Yacht Club Games

- Shovel Knight Pocket Dungeon announced, introduces new character "Puzzle Knight"

- First playable demo of Pocket Dungeon will be available at PAX East, alongside Cyber-Shadow, Shovel Knight Dig, a Shovel Knight Showdown tournament against the developers, and Amiibo

Yacht Club Games Presents live-stream announced for February 26th, 2020

You yacht to watch this!

Development studio Yacht Club Games (creators of Shovel Knight and publishers of Cyber Shadow) have announced their second official "Yacht Club Games Presents", which is a Nintendo Direct-like video presentation. A "boatload" of announcements and game updates are promised, so make sure to tune in on February 26th at 9AM PT.

"The presentation will include the latest news on Cyber Shadow and Shovel Knight, as well as some surprises we promise you’ve never seen! Please join us!"

Cyber Shadow dev discusses the game's Shadow of the Ninja and Shatterhand inspirations

Taking from the greats

There's no doubt Cyber Shadow is inspired by platforming games of the past, but there's a couple in particular that creator Aarne “MekaSkull” Hunziker wanted to point out. In an interview with NintendoEnthusiast, Hunziker goes into detail on how two NES classics paved the way for Cyber Shadow.

“Shadow of the Ninja and Shatterhand both have a pleasant pace to the gameplay where you might take a moment to think about the pattern of moving and stationary hazards combined. On top of this, Shatterhand is a very late NES game and really shows how far you can go with the limited palettes to achieve really intricate and detailed levels.”

Cyber Shadow to offer anywhere from 4 to 10 hours of gameplay, not counting feats/achievements

Bigger than you might expect

Yacht Club Games is publishing Cyber Shadow, the work of Finnish developer Aarne “MekaSkull” Hunziker. The game will be out sometime this year, and looks to be every bit of the fast-paced platforming action you'd expect from a retro throwback. Does that mean we can expect the experience to be over in an hour or two, just like most retro games? According to a NintendoEnthusiast interview with Hunziker, that won't be the case.

Hunziker says he can complete the game in a few hours, but playtesters take anywhere from 4 to 10 hours. That number doesn't include the extra feats/achievements that the game has to offer, so you can probably throw another couple of hours into the mix. Pretty damn sizable if you ask me!

Cyber Shadow - more footage

In Cyber-Shadow, the world has been taken over by synthetic lifeforms. A desperate plea for help sets Shadow on a journey to uncover what started the path to perpetual ruin. Slash through the techno hordes, leap past traps, and nimbly navigate the ruins of Mekacity.

Cyber Shadow - more footage

In Cyber-Shadow, the world has been taken over by synthetic lifeforms. A desperate plea for help sets Shadow on a journey to uncover what started the path to perpetual ruin. Slash through the techno hordes, leap past traps, and nimbly navigate the ruins of Mekacity.

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