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First 4 Figures shares Crash Bandicoot Aku Aku Mask and Shovel Knight production diaries and drop tests

Will they survive?


First 4 Figures is keeping fans updated on two of their upcoming projects. Check out footage of the production lines for their Crash Bandicoot Aku Aku Mask and Shovel Knight figurine above, and also have a look at the drop tests for each!

Yacht Club explains why Shovel Knight Treasure Trove was delayed

Digging up treasures

Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove isn't going to be available until later this year, which is something we learned a few weeks back. Why did the project end up getting delayed? Yacht Club explained the situation in a USGamer interview.

Well, when Specter Knight came on the Switch and did really well, we were like "Woohoo, now we can do whatever we want with King of Cards" and so it kind of turned into a big celebration of all the Shovel Knight games and all the things that we wanted to put in. Everything that didn't make it in was because we didn't have time or for some other reason. Basically, just like every idea that we ever had, we just stuffed it all into King of Cards. And so, as a result, it became this big, giant, overblown thing with a bunch of levels. It's funny, and it's strange, and there is a giant card game minigame. But that also kind of blew the schedule out a little bit.

There are the amiibos, Shovel Knight Showdown, and King of Cards, and we decided that none of those elements were gonna come out until all of those elements were ready. So that's basically why we had a delay. We could've maybe only focused on King of Cards and gotten that out, but then we had to do Showdown, and we wanted to get the retail version of the game that has everything in the box. So we just are slowly pushing it all together, all at once, and then finally it'll be ready to go. We didn't want to get a date until we were sure, but it should be real soon.

Boundary Break: Examining Shovel Knight's 3D engine

A 2D 3D game

Shovel Knight might look like a 2D game, but it's actually using a 3D engine! This episode of Boundary Break gives us a very good look at how that engine was utilized.

The rumored gold Shovel Knight amiibo is supposedly still on the way

I love goooooold

The gold Shovel Knight amiibo has been a rumor for a very long time now. We haven't heard any confirmation on this amiibo's existence from Yacht Club, yet the rumors still persist. While we wait for an official announcement, retail chain information points to a release fairly soon.

Various retail supply chains have heard that the gold Shovel Knight amiibo is going to see release sometime in June 2019. With a rumored launch in June, a reveal at E3 2019 would make some sense!

First 4 Figures vlog shows off Shovel Knight statue production

Dig it?

First 4 Figures has shared a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of their Shovel Knight statue. In the video above, you can see how production is going on the statue, and also catch a bit more on how everything is coming together.

Shovel Knight: King of Cards - 'Pridemoor Keep'gameplay

Check out the Pridemoor Keep stage in Shovel Knight: King of Cards, which was on display at PAX East 2019.

Shovel Knight: King of Cards - more gameplay

Play as King Knight, the gilded goon himself, as he travels through 4 new worlds and more than 30 all new courses, on a journey to best the Three Kings who rule over the land. With a high flying spin and a boisterous bash, he can crash through all who would dare stand in his way!

Yacht Club bringing Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove to PAX 2019, also teases 'something completely different' (UPDATE)

Count me in, whatever it is!

All it takes is one pixelated image from Yacht Club to get me excited, and that's what they've done with their latest email. The company sent out word on their PAX 2019 plans, and while they'll be showing off Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove, it seems the devs have been working on something completely new as well. Check out their full email below.

2019 is shaping up to be a landmark year for the Shovel Knight franchise as Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove will be fully complete. The promises from our 2013 Kickstarter are finally being fulfilled! Playable demos of the latest titles in the series – due out later this year – will be on display at PAX:

Shovel Knight: King of Cards
Shovel Knight Showdown

But... wait... from the shadows… there’s something completely different in store:

You’ll definitely want to catch a glimpse and get a hands-on of this all-new addition to the Yacht Club Games Publisher catalog!

UPDATE - While it's just speculation right now, some people believe this could be an announcement of Yacht Club handling publishing duties on the upcoming Cyber Shadow.

Shovel Knight's King of Cards, Showdown, and Treasure Trove physical edition all delayed, could be for 'several months'

Yacht Club has shared some rather unforutnate news for Shovel Knight fans. Long story short, all upcoming content has been delayed. There's no new release date, and the content could take several months to release. Check out Yacht Club's blog post below.

One Last Delay

We have only a bit more work left to do on completing King of Cards and Showdown. The two, brand new, complete games coming to Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove. It remains our focus to bring these to the highest level of quality just as we have with previous Shovel Knight games. It’s also our priority to have these games on the disc/card for the upcoming physical version. We need a little more time to make this happen, and so we are pushing the release back one last time. We’re still aiming to release everything at once, so this this delay applies to everything: physical editions, digital update, and Treasure Trove amiibo 3-pack.

How far back?

We estimate several months– at most! This is not a major delay so much as more space to bring everything together for a polished and complete finale. As always, these last steps require coordination with many teams beyond our own.

We realize the delay is disappointing. To communicate better with everyone moving forward, we will not be announcing a new date until we know one for sure, from all partners involved. All builds shipped out, updates ready to launch, for everybody and everyone. We will announce it for good once it is 100% all across the board!

Are the amiibo delayed too?

Yes. We’re eager for the newest knights join everyone’s collection! However, the update which brings support for these new amiibo are connected to the release of the King of Cards. As described above, we need more time before it is ready for release and so we’ll announce when we know for sure. You can also pre-order to get them right when they’re available from Amazon, Best Buy, and GameStop.

There are different dates in different online stores. Are they real?

These dates are placeholders. Stores require and request certain information ahead of time, and we do our best to provide our most accurate guesses at that time! Updating these dates are also not something we can do instantaneously (or seemingly at all sometimes!). We will announce the final release date here on our website once we know for sure. You can also pre-order to get it right when it’s available from Amazon, Best Buy, and Gamestop.

Coming Soon…!

Since this is not a major delay, we’ll soon be providing more updates, big and small for both Showdown and King of Cards. Keep an eye on our Facebook, Twitter, and this very site! Characters, gifs, and trailers (!?!) await!

Full blog here

Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment OST now available on iTunes and Spotify


Looking for a new way to enjoy the Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment OST? Well you now have two more options! Yacht Club has announced that the OST can be enjoyed through both iTunes and Spotify. Hit up the links above to have a listen.