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Mina the Hollower is the new game from the makers of Shovel Knight

Shovel Knight developer Yacht Club Games has revealed that Mina the Hollower is now in development.

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Shovel Knight developer Yacht Club Games has revealed that Mina the Hollower is now in development.

Mina the Hollower is a new top-down action-adventure that takes aesthetic cues from the Game Boy Color classics of the 1990s, albeit displayed in widescreen and at 60fps.

The influence of The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening is immediately evident, but Yacht Club also cite Castlevania and Bloodborne as touchstones.

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Mina the Hollower screenshot

Here’s how the studio describes Mina the Hollower:

Descend into a frightful world of action-adventure in Mina the Hollower. Take control of Mina, a renowned Hollower hurtled into a desperate mission to rescue a cursed island. Burrow beneath hazards and monsters, whip foes into oblivion, and gear up with an arsenal of sidearms and trinkets.

Explore a vast world filled with pixel-perfect graphics, masterful gameplay, beastly bosses, and infectious music. Encounter a cast of bizarre characters, search out secrets in an array of exotic locales, and illuminate the omnipresent darkness in Mina the Hollower, a brand new game from the developers who brought you Shovel Knight!

Key Features

  • Hauntingly authentic 8-bit visuals in the style of Game Boy Color, refined for the modern era.
  • Modern touches abound: detailed animation, widescreen visuals, and rock-solid controls!
  • Leap, dodge, and burrow through the ground to battle monsters or navigate the world.
  • Lash at foes with your trusty whip, Nightstar- or choose from an arsenal of weapons, each with a totally different moveset.
  • Discover and utilize a reliquary’s worth of unusual Sidearms to gain the advantage in combat.
  • Collect and equip Trinkets to acquire a variety of exotic effects. Level Mina up to suit your unique playstyle.
  • Electrifying MSX-style soundtrack by chiptune virtuoso Jake Kaufman.
  • Descend into the depths of madness with a bone-chilling yet heartwarming tale inspired by Victorian Gothic horror.
  • Explore a huge, dark world brimming with secrets, challenging battles, and interconnected level design.

Despite Yacht Club’s success with Shovel Knight, the studio is again turning to Kickstarter to raise development funds and grow the game’s fan community. Backer rewards include everything from digital wallpapers to helping direct elements of the adventure itself.

Mina the Hollower Announcement Trailer

Mina the Hollower will be released on PC and console.


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