Shovel Knight Dig Launches On Switch In September

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It’s been a while since we heard from Shovel Knight, with 2021’s Shovel Knight Pocket Dungeon being the last game to carry the name of the hardest-working character in indie gaming. However, Yacht Club Games has announced his return to the realm of platformers with a release date for Shovel Knight Dig, coming to Switch (and Steam and Apple Arcade) on 23rd September.

Originally scheduled for release last year, this next chapter in the series is a co-development between Yacht Club and Nitrome (Bomb Chicken) and sees ol’ SK going up against a team of thieves led by Drill Knight. After stealing Shovel Knight’s loot, a pursuit ensues which leads Knights Shovel and Shield to dig deeper than ever before in a vertical adventure that apparently puts a SteamWorld Dig or Downwell-style spin on Shovel Knight’s 8-bit-inspired platforming.

Here’s some official flavour blurb and some nice-looking screens:

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 game will cost $24.99 on Switch and Steam, and Apple Arcade subscribers will get it for ‘free’ with their sub.

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