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Shovel Knight: Official Design Works is an upcoming book from Yacht Club Games and Udon Entertainment. It’ll feature key art, character concepts, enemy designs, sprite sheets, unused ideas, and a tribute art gallery along with creator commentary and an exclusive interview.

For those interested in the cover, we now have that above via an Amazon listing. Speaking of which, the retailer is currently taking pre-orders which are at a $7 discount. Reservations are also now live on Amazon Canada and Amazon UK.

Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment has been out on Switch since the system launched at the start of March. However, Wii U and 3DS will soon be receiving the expansion as well.

Specter of Torment is set to release as a free update to Shovel Knight this Friday on Wii U in North America. 3DS will follow next Tuesday.


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Update (4/5): Now discounted by $7.23 on Amazon. If you already pre-ordered, you should automatically get the lower price.


Original (4/3): An Amazon listing for a book titled “Shovel Knight: Official Design Works” has gone up with a price of $39.99. This should be one of a few books Udon Entertainment announced in 2015.

The product description is as follows:

Shovel Knight is a sweeping classic action adventure game with awesome gameplay, memorable characters, and an 8-bit retro aesthetic created by Yacht Club Games.

Shovel Knight: Official Design Works collects the fun and original artwork behind this landmark title. Inside you’ll find key art, character concepts, enemy designs, sprite sheets, unused ideas, and an all-new Shovel Knight tribute art gallery! This epic tome is also packed with creator commentary, as well as exclusive interview with the Yacht Club Games team.

It appears to be 184 pages long, and is slated to be releasing later this year on August 29th according to the listing. There’s been no official announcement or comment from Yacht Club Games about this as of yet. You can see the page for yourself here.

Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove and Specter of Torment have received a new update. Version 3.0A is out now on Switch.

A number of fixes have been implemented, but the real highlight is a change to resolution. Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove / Specter of Torment now run at 1080p while docked.

Head past the break for the full patch notes.

NextN recently interviewed Sean Velasco from Yacht Club Games. Some of the more interesting comments came about while discussing the company’s future.

First, when asked about Yacht Club Games’ next title, Velasco said that the project “will probably be something that is very different than Shovel Knight”. He said:

“It will probably be something that is very different than Shovel Knight, but still retains our distinctive Yacht Club Flavor. Nintendo made Mario, Zelda, and Metroid, but they are all distinctly Nintendo. I’d love to make another franchise that people love even more than Shovel Knight!”

Don’t think that returning to Shovel Knight is completely off the table. Regarding the possibilities of Shovel Knight 2, Velasco noted,

“Yes, but it would also be really amazing to work on something fresh and new. For now, start thinking about what the next 8 knights could be like!”

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Yacht Club Games had the honor of making the first ever third party amiibo with Shovel Knight – and it sounds like they’d be up for making some more. In an interview with Gadgets 360, Yacht Club Games director Sean Velasco had the following to say about the possibility of more amiibo from them:

“As far as more amiibo go… man, wouldn’t it be cool to see amiibo of Plague Knight, Specter Knight, and King Knight!? That would be amazing. Maybe some day.”

Of course, this might just be wishful thinking on Velasco’s part and he might not be teasing anything specific, but given how successful Shovel Knight has been and Yacht Club Games’ close relationship with Nintendo, it’s certainly not impossible.

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Yacht Club Games shared the file size for Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove on Switch a few days ago. Adding to that, the studio revealed the file size for Specter of Torment just now. The download will take up 145 MB, so it’s similar to Treasure Trove’s 147 MB.

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Today, Yacht Club Games introduced new amiibo functionality coming to Shovel Knight with the game’s new Specter of Torment update.

Using the figure, players can unlock the Fairy of Shovelry. Speak to Madame Meeber in the Village, Potionarium, and Tower of Fate and scan the amiibo to do so.

As for what the fairy does, Yacht Club says:

“The Fairy of Shovelry will accompany Shovel Knight, Plague Knight, or even Specter Knight on their respective adventures! Whether the little scamp is digging for treasure, trying to battle enemies, or cheering along with your victories, he is guaranteed to be delightful. Don’t worry, he won’t get in your way or mess with your gameplay! But things sure are less lonely with the Fairy of Shovelry around!”

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GameXplain wrapped up a live stream for Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment a short while ago. Gameplay in the Plains of Passage and a challenge against one of the knights of the Order of No Quarter was shown. Watch the full recording below.

Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove will be ready for Switch’s launch on Friday. On Twitter, Yacht Club Games shared the official file size. It’ll take up 147 MB when installed.

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