Shovel Knight Dig is the latest Shovel Knight title being developed alongside Nitrome.
During today’s “Yacht Club Games Presents” live stream, a new Shovel Knight was revealed to be coming in the future.
Shovel Knight Dig is the name of the new game in the franchise and it is a collaborative project between Yacht Club and Nitrome. The game is said to have been in development for about a year now and it will see Shovel Knight tunneling underground to defeat Drill Knight and his lackeys.
Rather than moving from left to right like in the original Shovel Knight and its expansions, Shovel Knight Dig will have you, well, digging downward into the earth. To do this, you’ll utilize Shovel Knight’s iconic Shovel Drop move in addition to some new Speed Shovel gameplay mechanics. The further you descend into Shovel Knight Dig’s world, the more loot you’ll obtain leading to you being able to upgrade your equipment and gain new items.
Lastly, it has also been confirmed that Jake Kaufman will once again be returning and will be doing the soundtrack for Shovel Knight Dig. New knights, new characters, and the return of what Yacht Club says is “familiar faces” will be popping up in Shovel Knight Dig as well.
Below you can find the initial trailer for Shovel Knight Dig in addition to some of the game’s first screenshots. As of now, the latest Yacht Club joint doesn’t have a release date, but it’ll be coming to Switch at the very least when it arrives.