Fighting Kratos in Shovel Knight Won’t be Easy, Says Yacht Club Games

April 10, 2015 Written by Jason Dunning

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Revealed at the end of the PlayStation Experience teaser, fighting Kratos in Shovel Knight won’t be easy.

Shovel Knight’s adventure is tied together with an overworld map filled with secrets, bonuses, and wandering combatants, including Kratos. You can’t run into him by chance though, with Yacht Club Games’ David D’Angelo saying, “Keep your eye out for secrets… and possibly even double secrets, to learn how to discover this battle. Once you figure it out, he’ll appear on the world map.”

Hinting that Kratos will be “perhaps Shovel Knight’s most ferocious opponent yet” because he’s aggressive and tenacious, here’s what the battle looks like, as well as a snippet of the 8-bit God of War theme:

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You might also learn a trick or two from Kratos, but Yacht Club Games isn’t sharing anything more about the fight.

Shovel Knight launches on April 21 in North America and April 22 in Europe for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation Vita. Including cross-buy, it costs $14.99, with PlayStation Plus members in North America getting 10% off during the first week.

[Source: PS Blog]