Shovel Knight Dig launches September 23 for Switch, PC, and Apple Arcade [Update: PlayStation and Xbox later]Previously announced PlayStation 4 version disappears from lineup.
Shovel Knight Dig will launch for Switch, PC via Steam, and Apple Arcade on September 23 for $24.99, developers Yacht Club Games and Nitrome announced.
When asked about the previously announced PlayStation 4 version, a Yacht Club Games representative told Gematsu, “Our current platform line up for Shovel Knight Dig‘s release is Nintendo Switch, Apple Arcade, and Steam! If we ever expand our platform roster, we’ll be sure to make a whole lot of noise about it!” (Update 7:20 p.m.: Yacht Club Games has since clarified to Gematsu that Shovel Knight Dig will be available for PlayStation and Xbox platforms “at a later date.”)
Here is an overview of the game, via Yacht Club Games:
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!
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 Shoveling 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!
Watch a new trailer below.