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Shovel Knight

It’s tough to believe, but Shovel Knight’s journey is almost at its end. After the original game’s debut way back in 2014, Shovel Knight: King of Cards and Shovel Knight Showdown will finally be wrapping things up later this year. While we’ll have to wait a bit longer than expected since a delay was announced a couple of months ago, the last bit of Shovel Knight content should be wrapped up very soon.

We recently spoke with Yacht Club Games pixel artist and animator Sandy Gordon about Shovel Knight: King of Cards and Showdown, along with a bunch of other things. Gordon commented on how the two titles have changed since we’ve first heard about them, what to expect from Showdown’s story mode, and more. Other topics include a special “Dumb Ideas” document Yacht Club Games has, Switch sales, what lies ahead for the future, and we even tried to ask about Shovel Knight’s appearance in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – with limited success.

During E3, Yacht Club Games kindly took time out of their busy schedule to meet with us for a one-on-one interview. Among the topics we discussed, pixel artist and animator Sandy Gordon revealed a design philosophy to Nintendo Everything which they made ample use of throughout development of the upcoming Shovel Knight: King of Cards expansion.

Our full interview will be going live soon, but until then you can learn a little more by checking below.

Yacht Club Games has provided a sales update on Shovel Knight. Since launch, the game has sold 2.5 million copies. That news was announced in celebration of Shovel Knight’s fifth anniversary.

As fans know, there’s still a bit of Shovel Knight content on the way. Yacht Club Games will release Shovel Knight Showdown and King of Cards in the near future.

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In a post on its website today, Yacht Club Games shared the latest information on Shovel Knight: King of Cards and Shovel Knight Showdown. Along with a status update, more information about both titles were shared – but primarily for Showdown.

Here’s the full rundown:

The wait for the latest Shovel Knight content continues, as developer Yacht Club Games recently delayed everything that previously had a release date. King of Cards, Showdown, the new amiibo, and physical version for Switch were all pushed back from their April 9 launch. It doesn’t sound like there will be a massive delay here, but it’s a delay nonetheless.

As part of a lengthy interview with USgamer, Shovel Knight designer Sean Velasco explained the delay in greater detail. He also stated that everything should be ready “real soon,” so fans may not have to wait much longer.

Along with Shovel Knight: King of Cards, Yacht Club Games is also showing off Shovel Knight Showdown at PAX East 2019 this week. Take a look at some footage recorded at the event below.

Yacht Club Games brought along an updated build of Shovel Knight: King of Cards to PAX East 2019. View some footage recorded at the event below.

A few months ago, Yacht Club Games dated a bunch of new Shovel Knight products for April 9. The physical version of Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove, Shovel Knight: King of Cards, Shovel Knight Showdown, and Treasure Trove amiibo 3-pack were all planned for that day. Unfortunately, this will no longer be happening.

Yacht Club said today that everything has been delayed “one last time.” All items previously scheduled for April 9 will be pushed back “several months – at most”.

Here’s the full update from Yacht Club Games:

Yacht Club Games has announced the release date of a few Shovel-Knight related products.

The King of Cards expansion and new Showdown battle mode are launching April 9, 2019. On that same day, the physical version of Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove will be available on Switch, alongside the trio of new amiibo – a three-pack featuring Plague Knight, Specter Knight, and King Knight.

The physical version of Shovel Knight: King of Cards will cost $39.99. Those who have Treasure Trove digitally can receive the additional upcoming content at no extra charge. King of Cards and Showdown will be sold separately as digital releases as well.

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Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove is finally receiving a physical release on Switch, a GameStop listing reveals. Unfortunately, a release date is not provided.

The physical version of Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove will include all of the campaigns released for the game. This includes the original title, Plague of Shadows, Specter of Torment, and upcoming King of Cards. Though it’s not specifically mentioned, the new Showdown Knight Showdown fighter should be included as well.