Since its launch in 2014, the series that Shovel Knight has become has been the business of the Yacht Club Games studio every year, which brings us good news and bad news today. Which one do we start with?
It’s been a long time since the independent and, by the way, Californian studio promised us to continue the venerable Knight’s adventure with the Shovel through two a priori conclusive Opus: the Mr. Driller-like Shovel Knight Dig and its large Pixel and Shovel Knight Pocket Dungeon , a kind of cross between the puzzle game and the dungeon crawler.
At least we’re digging each other out ♫
Come on, let’s start with the bad news because there’s no point in spending too much time removing a gross band-aid. Shovel Knight Dig has just been postponed to 2022:
In the apology message Released for the occasion, the programmers state that while development is ongoing, like so many others before them, it still needed some time to refine their copy. However, they try to forgive her by revealing a new character: Scrap Knight, a pickup specialist who has lived in the underground of the magical landfill for (too) many years.
Lore in spades
Concerned about the coincidence of battles that frighten many old bastards this side of the Atlantic, Yacht Club Games does not fail to point out that the beauty has already been seen in one or the other trailer of Shovel Knight Pocket Dungeon. As if on purpose, the genre mix is announcing its upcoming release, because development has officially ended:
After 3 years of work and many sleepless nights tweaking every pixel, we are happy to announce that our puzzle and action adventure game is over!
Get ready to dig in the Shovel Knight Pocket Dungeon this winter!
This should give a little balm to the hearts of players impatient to cross paths with the most proletarian knight. While we wait for the Dig episode to arrive, now slated for 2022 on PC, PS4, Switch, and Xbox One, Shovel Knight Pocket Dungeon is going to get his shovel out of the closet to give us a roll “this winter” on PC, PS4 and Switch!