Riverbond recruits Shovel Knight and other indie favorites


Voxel-y dungeon crawling with friends

In today’s short and not-so-sweet State of Play stream from PlayStation, we got a fresh look at Riverbond, a hackin’, slashin’, shootin’ cooperative dungeon crawler coming this summer. I hadn’t heard of the game before, and many of you can probably say the same thing, but now I’m listening.

Riverbond has recruited a number of existing indie game characters to help raise its profile. I was feeling the footage before the familiar faces started popping up, which is always how I want to approach crossovers like this. The current list includes: Robot 05 (Planet of the Eyes), Demelza (Knights and Bikes), Lover Mu (Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime), Juan (Guacamelee!), The Kid (Bastion), Raz (Psychonauts), Shovel Knight (Shovel Knight), and Bullet Kin (Enter the Gungeon). The style suits them well.

Between this cast of characters, the voxel destructibility, and the four-player couch co-op, I’m in. Riverbond may have gotten exposure on State of Play, but it’s also coming to PC and Xbox One.