Yacht Club Games announces several new Shovel Knight projects


Yacht Club Games held its own Nintendo Direct-like presentation today where the indie studio revealed several new Shovel Knight projects in the works, along with upcoming features to Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove. Instead of asking what they announced, it might actually be appropriate to ask what didn’t they announce, because the team went all-out ahead of PAX West.

Shovel Knight: King of Cards will be Treasure Trove’s final expansion that the team hopes will be a “delightful return and a fitting sendoff.” The studio even boasts that King of Cards will have more levels, mechanics, secrets, and content than any Shovel Knight game to come before it.

In partnership with Nitrome, Yacht Club Games is also releasing Shovel Knight Dig, an all-new Shovel Knight adventure starring the titular character who must face-off against Drill Knight and his crew wreaking havoc upon the lands. This one appears to be an entirely new game and not just an expansion to Treasure Trove.

When Drill Knight and his dastardly digging crew blast apart Shovel Knight’s peaceful campsite and steal his loot, he grabs his trusty Shovel Blade and starts tunnelling after them! Meet new friends and foes, visit strange lands, and outfit yourself in your quest to keep the entire land from collapsing underfoot! Jump, slash, and dig your way down an ever-changing chasm of mystery in Shovel Knight Dig, an all-new Shovel Knight adventure!

A new update focused on multiplayer, Shovel Knight Showdown, is also making its way to Treasure Trove soon with new characters and a single-player component. In addition, Treasure Trove is getting some much needed updates like an Alchemy Quick Select option in Plague of Shadows and expanded accessibility options across all content.

For the realms

Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove

The Order of No Quarter is raring for trouble.

Yacht Club struck gold with Shovel Knight and captured the essence of 8-bit platformers of yesteryear, and it proves the success that Kickstarted projects can have. Pick up your shovel and get ready to take on the villainous knights of The Order of No Quarter.

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