Shovel Knight Dig launching on September 23 for Switch, PC via Steam and Apple Arcade for $24.99, developers Yacht Club Games and Nitrome have announced.
When asked about the previously announced PlayStation 4 version, a representative from Yacht Club Games told Gematsu, “Our current platform for Shovel Knight Dig‘s release is Nintendo Switch, Apple Arcade and Steam! If we ever expand our platform roster, we will definitely be making a lot of noise about it!” (Update 7:20 PM: Yacht Club Games has since clarified to Gematsu that: Shovel Knight Dig will be available “at a later date” for PlayStation and Xbox platforms.)
Here’s an overview of the game, via Yacht Club Games:
When Drill Knight and his dastardly burrowing crew blast apart Shovel Knight’s peaceful campsite and steal his loot, he grabs his trusty Shovel Blade and begins tunneling after them!
Meet new friends and enemies, visit strange lands and prepare yourself for your quest to prevent the whole land from collapsing under your feet! Jump, chop and dig your way through an ever-changing chasm of mystery in Shovel Knight Diga brand new one Kick Knight adventure!
Most important features:
- A brand new presentation with a new Kick Knight story! When Drill Knight and his dastardly burrowing crew blast apart Shovel Knight’s peaceful campsite and steal his loot, he grabs his trusty Shovel Blade and begins tunneling after them!
- The first Kick Knight adventure in glorious high color pixel graphics and sound. Smooth animation, scaling, rotation and parallax create the most compelling Shovel Knight world yet!
- Every adventure is different! Shovel Knight Dig levels are carefully crafted and then stitched together using proprietary generation techniques for infinite replayability.
- Jump, chop and dig your way in a whole new direction – down! Rely on your trusty Shovel Drop, then dig through huge swathes of dirt with the all-new Speed Shovel mechanics.
- Grow in power and wealth as you descend to the depths of the earth. Emerge with untold riches to further equip Shovel Knight, unlock permanent items and upgrades to your Shoveling gear.
- New knights, new characters and new enemies galore, but fear not! Shovel Knight Dig Characteristics Kick Knight‘s signature stories, humor and maybe even some familiar faces…
- Another blood-curdling soundtrack in a new style from the amazing virtuoso Jake Kaufman!
- The first collaboration between Yacht Club Games and Nitrome, pixelmasters!
Watch a new trailer below.