Shovel Knight Dig Announced for PS4, First Details

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Shovel Knight Dig Announced for PS4, First Details

The blue burrower returns in a new collaboration between Yacht Club Games and Nitrome.

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!

What is Shovel Knight Dig?

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! 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!

Drill Knight

With a string of high-profile heists under his ochre belt, Drill Knight’s name has become synonymous with precision pilfering. But despite his villainy, Drill Knight’s dramatic flair for the grandiose has made him… popular? Perhaps that’s why he was able to form the Hexcavators – a super-specialized digging squad greater than any seen before. No one seems to know the true purpose of their big dig just yet… but we sure wish we did. Because when Drill Knight talks, it feels like you could just listen for hours!

Pros: Charismatic, Transforming Drill-Tech Armor
Cons: Overconfident, Impatient

Spore Knight

When your eyes are opened to the true nature of your surroundings, it can drive a person a little mad! It’s unclear how Spore Knight moved from agriculture to counterculture, but her mushroom-manifesting skills make her a valuable asset to the Hexcavators. Her shroom stents hold open the tunnels of the Mushroom Mines… a once-collapsed series of caverns now pried precariously open. If Shovel Knight is to make it any further, he’ll need to head off Spore Knight’s cave-in before it begins!

Pros: High Mental and Physical Resilience, Bouncy
Cons: Bad Listener, Gullible

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  • Yes! More Shovel Knight!

  • Looks interesting, but I’d really love to have that King Knight campaign already!

  • Love shovel Knight, can’t wait. Any news on the final dlc?

  • Very well made! I really enjoyed how Shovel Knight Dig brings in a new adventure for the famous shoveling hero! Got the SteamWorld Dig 1 & 2 vibes there. I do hope it’s got unique midbosses in each stage. MM11 delivered that in each main stage, and I really loved it.

    The music in that trailer, I can presume it’s multi-chiptune, yes? That means more than one sound chip playing at once. People should do more like that. Really opens up to endless possibilities of chiptune music and sound creation in their hands.

  • Nice! So is this why the update has been taking so long? :P

  • Yes, pixel art.

  • Never played Shovel Knight, but I enjoyed SteamWorld Dig and Super Motherload, so I’ll probably enjoy this too.

    PS. Hey Sony, why aren’t you releasing any more PS2 emulations? We still need Tales of the Abyss and Tales of Legendia. Get with it!

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