For seven years now, the little guys from Yacht Club Games have been developing the pixelated adventures of the Knight in Shovel one by one. After King of Cards in 2019, the year 2021 will also be marked with the seal of Shovel Knight. It came close to it.
Last month, Yacht Club Games apologized for having to postpone Shovel Knight Dig, a kind of Mr Driller in the land of the colorful knights, but also took the opportunity to reassure us, saying that the development of Shovel Knight Pocket Dungeon was about to him well and truly finished.
The choice of words
The good news is confirmed today with the announcement of the firm and final release date of this cross between the puzzle-game and the dungeon crawler, then the pocket episode will be released on December 13 on PC, PS4 and (yes, but) on Switch :
We are ecstatic to announce that Shovel Knight Pocket Dungeon will be released on December 13th!
A lot of work, joy, tears and love were necessary during these three years of development. It was a passionate project to propose this new type of puzzle-game!
A chivalrous attitude
In order to prepare the ground, the developers have revived on their website a good old practice of video games, by offering to discover today the … Shovel Knight Dig instruction manual. Perfectly. But beware of those who would take the opportunity to allow themselves an old-fashioned pleasure: this page which details the controls, the items, the main mechanics but also the subtleties of gameplay is teeming with so many details (and GIFs) that ‘it could spoil a few surprises for puzzle enthusiasts …
The others will discover how Shovel Knight Pocket Dungeon works, but also its different game modes: Adventure, Versus, and Daily Challenge, and even some tips to start the adventure by going for a simple tour in the options!
Shovel Knight Pocket Dungeon is now officially due out on December 13 on PC, PS4 and Switch.