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Aside from all the new footage from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, my personal highlight of The Game Awards this year was getting to see the awesome new Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment trailer from Yacht Club Games. The developers have been hard at work on getting Specter Knight's campaign ready to go, and if a recent blog post about the upcoming content is anything to go off of, Specter of Torment is going to be one heck of a ride.

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Shovel Knight was released in 2014 to much praise, and many fans have been asking for a sequel since its release. Now, Yacht Club has shown off a trailer for their brand new expansion to the game, Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment, which is a prequel to the original game. The trailer focuses on the new playable character, Specter Knight, a boss from the main story of Shovel Knight, jumping through the classic retro-styled levels that the original game was known for. You can check out the trailer after the jump.

Yooka-Laylee seems to be steadily progressing towards its Spring 2017 release period, as a recent thirty second video from Playtonic's Twitter account appears to indicate. The clip shows the titular duo Yooka and Laylee swimming through some stunningly rendered water along with some spare glimpses of the background. Playtonic made the point of tagging Grant Kirkhope, one of the composers involved in the game's score who recently mentioned his progress with the game's sound.

Make the jump to see the gorgeous, if brief, video development update for Yooka-Laylee!

There are tons of gaming podcasts in the wild, but Nintendo Week stands alone as it recaptures all the fun of Nintendo in the form of a weekly show. Every episode brings news recaps, discussions, games, music, and more to create a show for all kinds of Nintendo fans, whether they're new or old, passionate or passing-by.

Join Alex, Ben, and Colin as they boil down the last few weeks of Nintendo news, including tons of news and reports relating to Nintendo Switch, Animal Crossing's major new update, the official end of Wii U, Croagunk's inclusion in Pokkén Tournament, and tons more. You can check out the episode below—or if you'd like to save it to listen later, you can check the latest episode out on iTunes, available now. And be sure to head inside to get a rundown of all the Nintendo news from the past week!

The popular "Smashified" series has been re-imagining fan-favorite video game characters in the style of Super Smash Bros. for over a year and a half now, and the show recently expanded to include other characters re-imagined as Super Smash Bros. trophies. Having previously tackled Mettaton and Flowey, Smashified returned to indie hit Undertale for their most recent episode, this time recreating fan-favorite Sans. You can check out their work by clicking below!

The popular "Smashified" series has been re-imagining fan-favorite video game characters in the style of Super Smash Bros. for over a year and a half now, and the show recently expanded to include other characters re-imagined as Super Smash Bros. trophies. Having previously tackled Mettaton, Smashified returned to indie hit Undertale for their most recent episode, this time recreating Flowey. You can check out their time-lapse creation video by clicking below!

Despite being only a couple of years old, Yacht Club Games' Shovel Knight has one of the most recognizable and impressive soundtracks in recent video games. From the iconic "Strike The Earth!" to the swelling main theme, fans of the game relish and praise Jake Kaufman's veritable master works. For the first time ever, fans will finally be able to own their own physical copy, either on CD or Vinyl.

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If you ever wanted a glorious figure based on Shovel Knight characters, other than the official Amiibo of course, First 4 Figures has just announced they've obtained the license to create such figures. To celebrate the announcement, the company is giving away one for free through a random drawing. You can enter by following the instructions in the announcement post after the jump!

Earlier this year, GameStop announced its GameTrust initiative, which helps fund indie games like Song of the Deep and the upcoming Deformers by Ready at Dawn. In order to expand that initiative, GameStop has partnered with IndieBox to bring physical copies of indie games to their stores. This batch of indie games is called the GameTrust Collection and features a series of Collector's Edition SteelBooks that highlight some of the best indie games on the market.

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DrinkBox Studios, the studio behind the indie hit Guacamelee, has been working on an open-world dungeon-crawler revolving around severing monsters' limbs to make the player character stronger. At long last, Severed landed on the Wii U a few weeks ago—with a handy 10% off bonus for early buyers—and today, Nintendo 3DS owners hoping to take Sasha's journey in the nightmare realm can get in on the fun.

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There are tons of gaming podcasts in the wild, but Nintendo Week stands alone as it recaptures all the fun of Nintendo in the form of a weekly show. Every episode brings news recaps, discussions, games, music, and more to create a show for all kinds of Nintendo fans, whether they're new or old, passionate or passing-by.

This week the crew lost the episode we were recording, but Colin comes to save the day with an episode of his own, recounting everything that got deleted. I promise there are some good parts. You can check out the episode after the jump—or if you'd like to save it to listen later, you can check the latest episode out on iTunes, available now. And be sure to head inside to get a rundown of all the Nintendo news from the past week!

Back in August of last year, indie developer 13AM Games launched their first title, Runbow, on the Wii U, receiving solid reviews and getting a fairly well-sized fanbase due to the game's simple but addicting color-based twist on the platforming genre. Another aspect that grabbed a lot of gamers' attention is the title's host of playable guest stars from other indie games, including Shovel Knight, Gunvolt, Freedom Planet's Lilac, and many, many more. Back at E3 2016, 13AM revealed that Wayforward's Shantae would also be joining in on the fun, and now we finally have a release date for her free DLC: October 25th.

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Dating back as early as 2000 before going annual from 2005 onward, the Sonic Amateur Games Expo is an online event that draws in aspiring and budding developers to show off their Sonic fan games to the community at large. Those new to SAGE needn't worry of the threat of a cease-and-desist order from SEGA either, as the event has existed without interference for quite some time, all on top of SEGA's encouraging stance for Sonic fans to "keep making great stuff."

SAGE 2016 will showcase fan games and ROM hacks such as the 3D open-world Green Hill Paradise, a Classic-inspired game called Sonic: Haven Home World, a Sonic Rush successor through Sonic Vs. Darkness, and many more. See them in action in the showcase trailer after the jump!

Banjo-Kazooie spiritual successor Yooka-Laylee is scheduled to release early next year, reviving the 3D platformer genre for a new generation, and developer Playtonic Games has just announced an exciting collaboration. Shovel Knight, the titular star of one of the most popular indie games in years, will make a guest appearance in Yooka-Laylee as a non-playable character. Playtonic Games released a new trailer for Yooka-Laylee at EGX, showcasing the game's colorful cast of quirky characters, including Shovel Knight himself. You can check out the trailer by clicking below!

There are tons of gaming podcasts in the wild, but Nintendo Week stands alone as it recaptures all the fun of Nintendo in the form of a weekly show. Every episode brings news recaps, discussions, games, music, and more to create a show for all kinds of Nintendo fans, whether they're new or old, passionate or passing-by.

Join the fun as we discuss the new series Pokémon Generations, new Ultra Beasts from Sun and Moon, Nintendo's strategy for making mobile vs. console games, Nintendo's new position for someone to enforce DMCA takedowns, Pokémon GO's further-declining numbers, and tons more. You can check out the episode after the jump—or if you'd like to save it to listen later, you can check the latest episode out on iTunes, available now. And be sure to head inside to get a rundown of all the Nintendo news from the past week!