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During the Yacht Club Presentation, it was announced that Shovel Knight Dig is being developed by Nitrome (Bomb Chicken) and published by Yacht Club Games. Check it out:

We’re very proud to announce Shovel Knight Dig, the newest project from Yacht Club Games. As a joint development project between Nitrome and Yacht Club Games, Shovel Knight Dig has been in development for more than a year! It’s got quite a ways to go still, but we wanted to give you a taste of the amazing adventure that Shovel Knight will be embarking on next!

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!

  • An all-new presentation featuring a new Shovel Knight story! 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 tunneling after them!
  • The first Shovel Knight adventure in glorious high color pixel graphics and sound. Fluid animation, scaling, rotation, and parallax create the most convincing Shovel Knight world yet!
  • Every adventure is different! Shovel Knight Dig levels have been meticulously crafted, then stitched together using proprietary generation techniques for infinite replayability.
  • Jump, slash, and dig your way in an all-new direction – down! Rely on your trusty Shovel Drop, then dig through huge swaths of dirt with all-new Speed Shovel mechanics.
  • Grow in power and wealth as you descend into the depths of the earth. Emerge with untold riches to outfit Shovel Knight further, unlocking permanent items and upgrades to your adventuring equipment.
  • New Knights, new characters, and new enemies abound, but fear not! Shovel Knight Dig features Shovel Knight’s signature storytelling, humor, and maybe even some familiar faces..
  • Another pulse-pounding soundtrack in a new style by astonishing virtuoso Jake Kaufman!
  • The first collaboration between Yacht Club Games and Nitrome, pixel masters!

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Posted by Alex Harding

Lover of chocolate and admirer of video games, Alex is the chief writer/editor of Switchaboo.