Those who've played or seen Yacht Club Games' Shovel Knight know its sharp pixel graphics, tight gameplay, and chiptune soundtrack by Virt lend authenticity which make it more than just a simple old-school tribute game. The good news is a new trailer is available to sample this authenticity; the better news is a release date has been revealed, as well.

According to a post on the game's website, Shovel Knight has just hit alpha status and will release on March 31. It's coming out on Windows, Mac and Linux through Steam, and can be preordered for $15 here. It's also coming to the Wii U and 3DS.