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Shovel Knight Dig - more gameplay

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!

Shovel Knight Dig - more gameplay

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!

Yacht Club talks about the inspiration behind Shovel Knight Dig

Going down?

Yacht Club held a presentation last week, during which they revealed Shovel Knight Dig, a new title in the franchise. It's not a sequel to Shovel Knight, but instead, a spin-off title that tries something new. In an interview with USGamer, Yacht Club Games designer Alec Faulkner explains the inspiration for this new direction.

"We kind of said that from the very beginning. We're going to make Shovel Knight Downwell.'"

GameSpot Video - Shovel Knight Dig "Mushroom Mines And Spore Knight Boss Fight" gameplay

It’s time to put that shovel to use in Shovel Knight Dig. In this gameplay clip we venture into the Mushroom Mines and battle the Spore Knight. Captured on Switch at PAX West.

Yacht Club shares full details on Shovel Knight Dig, plus screens and art

We can dig it

Yacht Club has posted up a new blog that runs down their newly-revealed game, Shovel Knight Dig. Check out the full blog below, but also make sure to click over for new screens and art.

Hey drill dozers! Shovel Knight is well rested and ready to delve into a new adventure:

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 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!

There are many sprites, illustrations, and much more information available on our press kit right now!

Shovel Knight Dig really is a blast! Be sure to join us at PAX West to try out the new demo, featuring Spore Knight’s stage, the Mushroom Mines! All playable on Nintendo Switch.

Yacht Club shares new trailers for Shovel Knight: King of Cards, Showdown, and Dig

Dig in!



Three new trailers were showcased during Yacht Club's presentation today, and now you can enjoy all three separately. Check out the trailers for Shovel Knight: King of Cards, Showdown, and Dig above!

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