Shovel Knight developer Yacht Cub Games stepping in to publish the Azure Striker Gunvolt Striker Pack bundle lands us more bonuses than just a physical version of Inti Creates' excellent action series. It also means that Shovel Knight himself will get to appear in the highly anticipate sequel!

As teased by the most recent trailer, Shovel Knight does indeed appear in Azure Striker Gunvolt 2 as a secret boss battle, much in the way that each version of Shovel Knight also features a cameo boss fight like Kratos or the Battletoads.

It's a match made in heaven. Shovel Knight is the ultimate throwback to Mega Man, and Azure Striker Gunvolt is already the best spiritual successor to the Mega Man Zero games. These two characters had to meet at some point, and it couldn't be more glorious!

Azure Striker Gunvolt 2 will launch for the Nintendo 3DS on Aug. 20.