During its special video presentation today, Yacht Club Games announced Shovel Knight Dig, a joint development project between itself and the talented UK developer, Nitrome - previously responsible for games like Bomb Chicken. This new title has already been in development for more than a year, but there's still a long road ahead, so there's no concrete release date or platforms confirmed just yet.

In saying this, there will be a Switch demo of the game playable at PAX West this weekend. Players will be able to try out Spore Knight's stage, the Mushroom Mines. For now, though, here's exactly what you can expect from this new adventure along with some screenshots:

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!


  • 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.
  • 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!

Shovel Knight Dig

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[via yachtclubgames.com]