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Shovel Knight brings its Gold Award-winning retro goodness to PS Vita at long last

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Shovel Knight brings its Gold Award-winning retro goodness to PS Vita at long last
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Shovel Knight has dug his way into the PS Vita at long last. And Kratos from God of War has hopped along for the ride.

The Gold Award-winning retro-style action platformer is available in the US from today on Vita while European Vita owners get it tomorrow (April 22nd).

And yes, before you ask, it's cross-buy and cross-save across PS4, PS3, and PS Vita.

On Vita, Shovel Knight makes use of the rear touchpad to have you poke some of the game's scenes to find hidden easter eggs.

Then there's also the PlayStation-exclusive boss battle with Kratos to find, as we covered previously.

But that's not all as creator Yacht Club Games has outlined a lot more content coming to Shovel Knight later this year, all of it free.

It includes three new campaigns starring Plague Knight, King Knight, and Specter Knight. There will also be a Challenge Mode, a Body Swap Mode, and a 4-Player Battle Mode (probably not on Vita, though).

So, for that one price, you're getting a lot of dirt-shovelling goodies. Probably worth picking Shovel Knight up, then.