Shovel Knight Showdown - more gameplay

Duel with up to 4 players and scramble after gems as your favorite heroic or villainous knight in Shovel Knight Showdown. All the classic Shovel Knight characters you know and love are playable, many for the first time ever! Gather your pals for endless multiplayer clashes, or take control of your favorite character and dig into Story Mode. Familiar controls, items, and mechanics return, making this a platform fighting game that anyone can jump into and try.

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 hosting PAX West 2019 presentation, will showcase Cyber Shadow, Shovel Knight: King of Cards/Showdown, and a new game

What will the mystery title be?

Acclaimed publisher and developer Yacht Club Games will be at PAX West this year showcasing four of their upcoming titles. The sci-fi ninja action platformer Cyber Shadow, the final games in the Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove collection- Shovel Knight: King of Cards and Shovel Knight Showdown, plus a never before seen title! All titles will be demoed on the Nintendo Switch at our PAX West booth!

In addition, Yacht Club Games will be creating an all-new video presentation on 8/28/19 at 11am PST, 2PM EST.

The event will be live streamed from youtube.com/yachtclubgames and twitch.tv/yachtclubgames and include the latest news on Shovel Knight (there will be tons of never before seen surprises).

Shovel Knight: Dungeon Duels hits Kickstarter funding goal

We can dig it

The second time was the charm for the Shovel Knight: Dungeon Duels Kickstarter. After some rejiggering with pricing and elements, the revamped Kickstarter hit its $70k goal with little problem. There's still 16 days to go on the campaign, and a number of stretch goals to hit, so why not check them out?

Shovel Knight: Dungeon Duels Kickstarter officially relaunched

No quarters needed

It is time to sharpen thy shovel once again. Shovel Knight makes his auspicious return in Shovel Knight: Dungeon Duels, live on Kickstarter right now!

Based on the hugely successful crowdfunded video game, and made in close cooperation with Yacht Club Games, Shovel Knight: Dungeon Duels is a competitive, side-scrolling, dungeon crawl board game for 1-4 players. This game has two options for pledges, one including cardboard standees for a colorful and affordable version of the game as well as a plastic miniatures version for a deluxe experience!

Each player plays as a different colored Shovel Knight, while shoveling out justice in spades against familiar enemies from the video-game as well as the evil Order of No Quarter, all while trying to grab the most treasure to prove that they are the one true Shovel Knight!

Check out the Kickstarter here

Yacht Club took a lot of ideas from their "Dumb Ideas doc" to implement in Shovel Knight's King of Cards expansion

Dumb ideas are the best ideas

Yacht Club is hard at work on Shovel Knight: King of Cards, the next expansion for Shovel Knight. While it doesn't have a release date yet, Yacht Club did open up about how the King of Cards expansion came together.

In an interview with NintendoEverything, Yacht Club revealed that they have an internal document called the “Dumb Ideas doc.” These are ideas the team considered for previous expansions, but were deemed a bit too wacky, so they were tossed into the doc. The King of Cards expansion apparently takes a lot of those 'Dumb Ideas' and implemented them, making for a very unique feel.

Shovel Knight: Dueling Dungeons board game Kickstarter cancelled, will relaunch in mid-August 2019

Digging themselves out of a hole

Yacht Club and Panda Cult Games recently teamed up to launch a Kickstarter for Shovel Knight: Dungeon Duels, a board game adaptation of the series. That Kickstarter has now been cancelled, and will be relaunched in mid-August 2019. It turns out the teams involved wanted to take some of the pledge feedback they received and rework things to make the project more affordable overall, and also implement some changes to the game itself. Check out the full explanation for the relaunch below.

We would like everyone to know that we have decided to cancel the current campaign for Shovel Knight: Dungeon Duels...to dig in and relaunch the campaign mid August!

Why relaunch the Kickstarter?

We have heard our backers loud and clear about their love of Shovel Knight as well as what their expectations are, and that is immensely important to us. At Panda Cult Games, we loved playing the Shovel Knight video game, so much so that we reached out about making a board game out of it! We also absolutely adore the boardgame we have put together. As a small team, it’s supremely important to us to care about what we do and what we are working on, as well as treating it with the proper respect it deserves. We believe this campaign can be better, and we have plans to improve it and open it up to a much wider audience with a more cost-friendly version to boot! We have also seen your questions, comments, and concerns. We want this campaign to be the very best it can be, because that is what Shovel Knight deserves.

What are we changing for the relaunch?

One of the most common comments was about our base pledge price, and similar ideas on how to adjust it. Our original idea was for the board game to have beautiful models based on the incredible and lively art that carries so much of that Shovel Knight charm in it! That being said, models do introduce a certain price point issue, so we decided to create a brand new pledge level that will include a version of Shovel Knight: Dungeon Duels with standees instead of models! This will dramatically reduce the barrier of entry from $70 to $30-$35. So we will officially have two pledge levels:

Shovel Knight: Dungeon Duels 2D, priced at $30-$35. This version will trade out models for standees, reducing the costs but still giving you all the fun of the boardgame!

Shovel Knight: Dungeon Duels 3D, priced at the original $70 level. This version will contain highly detailed pre-assembled models in colored plastic.

This is the first change. Additionally, we will have more videos available on the campaign from multiple groups sharing previews and their thoughts on the game! We will also have more time to spread the word about our campaign farther and wider than we did before.

We feel like this is the right decision for this campaign, and feel confident that a relaunch will do Shovel Knight proud. We also hope you agree! As backers, we cannot thank you enough for your support and input. It means a ton to us at Panda Cult Games, because without you, our dreams couldn’t become a reality!

If you have any questions, comments, or input, feel free to comment or message us. We will try to respond in a timely manner, due to gearing up for the next round. We’ll be sharpening our shovels, and we hope you join us in this new adventure!

Shovel Knight hits 2.5 million units sold

Strike The Earth!

Shovel Knight has been around for 5 years now. The title started life on Wii U and 3DS, and expanded to 10 other platforms, Switch included. Throughout those platforms and years, the game has amassed quite a following. In a blog post from Yacht Club Games, the company reveals that across all versions, Shovel Knight has managed to sell 2.5 million units. With more DLC on the way, we're sure that number will inch ever closer to 3 million!

Shovel Knight: Dungeon Duels Board Game is LIVE on Kickstarter!

Feeling board?

It is time to sharpen thy shovel once again, Shovel Knight makes his auspicious return to Kickstarter in Shovel Knight: Dungeon Duels! Based on the hugely successful crowdfunded video game and made in close cooperation with Yacht Club Games, Shovel Knight: Dungeon Duels is a competitive side-scrolling miniatures board game for 1-4 players.

Each player plays as a different colored Shovel Knight, and will be shoveling out justice in spades against the evil Order of No Quarter while trying to grab the most treasure to prove that they are the one true Shovel Knight!

Check out the Kickstarter here

Shovel Knight board game Kickstarter launching tomorrow

For shovelry!

Shovel Knight is heading back to Kickstarter, but this time around, funding isn't for a video game. Panda Cult Games is looking to turn the Shovel Knight experience into a board game with Shovel Knight: Dungeon Duels! You'll be collecting treasure, traversing deadly obstacles, and fighting the Order of No Quarter in this one-to-four player board game. The Kickstarter launches tomorrow, and we'll be sure to share the link when it does.


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