Three years since it was first announced, Shovel Knight Dig now has a release date! Yacht Club Games announced on their official blog today that the newest Shovel Knight adventure will be available on Nintendo Switch, PC, and Apple Arcade on Friday, September 23rd.

They also released an announcement video featuring Arin Hanson from Game Grumps and Jirard Khalil (known as The Completionist).

 

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!

Features:

  • 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!

 

This procedurally pixel adventure will send Shovel Knight down below will be available to pre-order for $24.99 on the Nintendo eShop soon.

For those attending PAX West 2022, you can try out Shovel Knight Dig early at Yacht Club Games’ booth (#217 on the 4th floor).

 

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Written by Jennifer Burch

Illustrator, designer, writer and big Nintendo geek, you can find Jennifer with an N3DS within reach 24/7. As the oldest of three, she has survived many Mario Party, Super Smash Bros. and Mario Kart sessions intact in addition to getting her brothers hooked on some really weird games. (Cubivore anyone?)