The retail versions of superb retro-style platformer Shovel Knight come out at the end of this month. But there isn't one for the PS Vita.

That may change.

In an update on its website, developer Yacht Club Games had this to say about a possible PS Vita retail release of the game:

"While we can confirm one won’t be shipping this holiday, we are still working our hardest to make it possible! Hang in there a bit longer, and hopefully we can make something happen!"

Will it happen? Maybe. We can hope so. But don't bet on it.

At least the 3DS is getting a retail version of the game. It'll be out in Europe on October 30th while North America gets it on November 3rd.

It'll also come with a digital download for the game's soundtrack. Oh, and the price has been hiked up to $24.99 (about £16) now in order to avoid it becoming a bargain bin title.