Shovel Knight Out Tomorrow on PS4, PS3, PS Vita

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Shovel Knight Out Tomorrow on PS4, PS3, PS Vita

Shovel Knight

Hey Shovelers and Shovelettes! We’re Yacht Club Games, a new game studio dedicated to creating fun and challenging gameplay! We aspire to both tug at your heartstrings, and delight you with levity and charm. We’re very proud to announce that our debut title, Shovel Knight, will be tunneling its way to PS4, PS3, and PS Vita tomorrow! We hope everyone will enjoy the game!

Here are some cool exclusive PlayStation features you might not know about:

  • Cross buy — Shovel Knight supports cross buy! Buy the game on one PlayStation platform, and you’ll get it on the rest!
  • Cross save! — That’s right! At any time you can transfer your save file between PS4, PS3, and PS Vita. You can make sure you never have to do anything twice!
  • Vita Back Touch — A few easter eggs are littered throughout the game. Try poking the back of your Vita and see what happens!
  • PS4 DualShock 4 Light Bar — We found some fun ways to light up your hands during Shovel Knight’s most dramatic moments. Keep your eyes peeled!
  • Platinum Trophy! — Are you good enough to tackle Shovel Knight’s toughest challenges? Prove it and earn the Platinum!
  • BATTLE KRATOS! — Take up your Shovel Blade against the legendary hero from God of War. Try to find and take him down in Shovel Knight. Maybe he’ll teach you a thing or two about how to fight…

And don’t forget that we’re launching during the Spring Fever Promotion so we’re discounted 10% off for PlayStation Plus subscribers!

We’re so excited to be part of the comprehensive library of games on PlayStation. Be sure to use all of the amazing features on PlayStation when playing Shovel Knight. And don’t forget to hit that Share button every second, so we can celebrate your successes and failures!

Even with all of this content, there’s a lot more Shovel Knight headed your way this year. Expect lots of FREE big update content!

  • Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows — A new adventure starring Plague Knight, the addled alchemical master of disaster! Featuring a brand new playable character, all new relics, new systems, new boss battles, level tweaks, and a brand new story to adventure through!
  • 2 additional campaigns — Like Plague of Shadows, there will be 2 more campaigns featuring fan favorites, King Knight and Specter Knight!
  • Challenge Mode — Think you’re up to the challenge? Try tackling a set all-new challenge levels that push your Shovel Knight skills to the max!
  • Body Swap Mode — Did you ever wish Shovel Knight was a girl, or Shield Knight was a boy? Well, now you’ll be able to change them, along with the rest of the cast! Swap whatever bodies you want, with all new character designs!
  • 4 Player Battle Mode — Challenge your friends to a 4-way couch duel featuring Shovel Knight and his closest friends and greatest enemies!

Shovel Knight

And best of all, it’s all FREE! Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows is already coming soon.

That’s all we’ve got for today… but wasn’t it quite a lot? We hope everyone will pick up the game tomorrow, and tell us your favorite moments. Have fun!

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  • Cross Buy and Cross Save. All I ever wanted :-) is it tuesday yet?

  • This game is going to sell like hotcakes, the 8 week anticipation has been building up!

  • Cool

    and in other news when does the ESO beta start and do you plan on getting all the PS1 and PS2 classics up on the store? There are a number of those classics I would love to pick up

  • Man, I’ve been looking forward to this for so long. This game is absolutely perfect for the Vita.

    Can’t wait to strike the earth!

  • Are there any plans of adding PlayStation TV support?

  • I bought this for 3ds while getting a copy for Wii U for backing it on kickstarter. WORTH EVERY PENNY! Definitely getting it for Playstation. GREAT GAME!

  • Is there any chance the bonus content (the campaigns, specifically) will come with additional trophies?

  • Oh yeah can’t wait for tomorrow shove knight and ziggurat! Surprised to see two more campaigns coming, that is really awesome. Thanks yacht club


  • Cant wait to have it :D

    I’m just curious… if the game sell’s well and more DLC is planned, would there be a chance for more PlayStation exclusive characters appear as bosses too like How Kratos got into the game? ^_^

    • We don’t have any plans to do so…but if we get convinced something is super amazing, we have trouble resisting a good idea!

  • @IREVOLTER silly rabbit tricks are for kids. But on another note I have been enjoying the Spring Fever games. Shovel Knight is my last game to get from the list.Having a chance to fight Kratos priceless????????

  • I’d love for More Playstation exclusive bosses to fight against such as, Sackboy, InFamous Delsin, Kat from Gravity rush, or any others :)

  • This is the first time I’ve ever said this but, MY BODY IS READY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • I’m sooo buying this game tomorrow !!! Both my Vita and PS4 are ready !

  • And Kratos cast himself from the highest mountain in all Greece. After 8 weeks of waiting, 8 weeks of endless promos, it would finally release. A shovel would be his escape from madness.

  • I’m definitely buying this. A friend of mine has a monster design in the game. What’s the point in telling it’s 10% off if you don’t tell us the price? It’s a meaningless statement.

  • No avatars? I’ve been wanting to change mine for a while now :(

  • @16 15u$

  • Finally, The one game from Spring Fever that I’ve been waiting to buy.

  • Haha I’m actually laughing at all none PS Vita owners for missing out on the easter eggs. Anyway I can’t wait to play it on all three consoles .

  • Wow, you guys are literally doing EVERYTHING correctly with this launch! Cross-buy, cross-save, PSTV support, platinum trophy, Playstation exclusive content, and FREE DLC. I’m sure you’re also doing something else that I want but haven’t thought of yet, lol. Day 1 supporter right here :)

  • any chance you guys will have some PS exclusive character skins I want this game but the look of the knight character kind of puts me off

  • I am quite excited about this game. I look forward to playing this tomorrow!

  • Damn is it tomorrow yet?

  • Day one buy for me and thank you for continuing to support the PS3 too! Game looks fantastic and fun.

  • Definitely the first thing I’ll be buying tomorrow after work.
    Can’t wait to banish evil with my spade.

  • All I can say is…HELLZ YEAH!! This is one of those games I would GLADLY have preordered if you guys would’ve let me!

    (Now all that’s left is for that one very similar indie game (some of you might know what I’m talking about) to be announced for PlayStation platforms…)

  • I never got around to buying it on Wii U so I am thrilled that this is coming to Playstation. I hope that the recent popularity of Axiom Verge causes more people to pick up Shovel Knight as well.

  • I already bought this on Wii U.

    And PC.

    And you know what? I’m buying it again. I absolutely adore this game. You guys have done just about everything right that you could possibly do, and are more than worthy of a triple dip.

    Would have been a quadruple dip but I don’t think I actually need it on two handhelds lol

  • I’d like to give a big thanks to Yacht Club Games for making such a awesome game! i bougut it on the 3DS and plan to buy it on PS4 and Vita to further support you guys!!

    Rock on!!


  • Is there two player CO-OP?

  • I couldn’t tell you what colour the lightbar on the DS4 is while I’m playing. I don’t notice it al all. LOL
    Do other people see the colours change? Strange “feature” lol.

    This game definitely looks fun though :)

  • Why was there no pre order?? Would have been nice to come home tomorrow and find this sitting on my ps3 :(

  • Will be buying this for the 3rd time, since I game on the Vita more than my other platforms. Man, it’s a great feeling backing this project up. Keep up the good work YCG!

  • The Vita version runs at 60fps right?

  • Discover: You can easily access your preferred power options.

  • I can’t wait! I might actually put off playing Bloodborne for this =o

  • I already own the game on the 3DS, but I’ll probably pick it up again for the Vita later this year to show my support for all the hard work you guys put behind this game. Also I’m definitely looking forward to the Plague of Shadows update and hope to hear more about it soon.

  • @21 TomHoang – Among all th excellence (serious, dat PSTV support!), there’s also hardware-specific extras. As how the original No More Heroes has a little something over the PS3 version with the Wii Remote’s speaker, incorporating the DualShock 4’s light and Vita’s touchpad (which, I remind PSTV owners, you can simulate, set to the L/R3 buttons) for $#!+s & giggles. THAT is how you define console-exclusivity, by incorporating what’s unique about any given console, even if it’s just for easter eggs.

  • Yayz!!! =)

  • Absolutely can not wait to stream this game!

  • So ready! My 3DS buddies told me how awesome this game was!

    Regarding all that post release content, is ALL of it going to be free?

  • I’ve been in anticipation of this game coming to PS4 and Vita for some time. Love that it’s a cross buy.

  • I was contemplating on waiting for a sale.

    Then I saw all the free DLC offerings.

    Now I don’t want to buy it on sale. That would be depriving you of the very coffee you might need to burn through a hard night’s work!

  • So, i guess in europe it will be up on wednesday?

  • Anybody know what time Shovel Knight is going up for sale? 8:00 A.M. Eastern Time here and still nothing yet.

  • Not knocking anyone for wanting Shovel Knight, but I’m just baffled as to what the big deal is. It literally looks like the other 500,000 “retro” side-scrolling games before it. Again, seriously, I’m not trying to be a hater, I just really wish I drank the same Kool-Aid you guys did!

  • So, witch time it will be out? :D

  • When can we purchase shovel knight on PS 4? I go on the ps store and no buy option

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