Briefly: Shovel Knight, star of his own game, will have a guest appearance in the upcoming Kickstarter Yooka-Laylee

“We’ve always been fans of Shovel Knight,” Playtonic’s Chris Sutherland told Eurogamer at EGX, “and thought it’d be great to have some guest star characters from the rest of the indie community… It’s great for indies to be able to do that. There’s no kind of big barrier, you don’t have to go through seven levels of approval, you just go: yeah, we’re going to do that.”

Shovel Knight will appear as an NPC – so, unfortunately, you won’t be able to play him.