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Yacht Club Games announced a brand new title last week. In partnership with Mechanical Head Studios, the ninja game Cyber Shadow is bound for Switch. Rather than working on the game directly as it did with Shovel Knight though, Yacht Club has more of a role as a publisher.

In an announcement this week, Yacht Club said it reached out to Cyber Shadow’s creator a couple of years ago. The company was apparently “the only team” considered to help bring the project to fruition. Yacht Club also won’t be a traditional publisher since the company is “deeply involved in giving design feedback – imparting some of the lessons learned from the Shovel Knight saga along the way.”

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.

Cyber Shadow, which was just announced for Switch yesterday, is playable at PAX East 2019 this week. Check out some footage below.

Developer Mechanical Head Studios and publisher Yacht Club Games – the company behind Shovel Knight – today announced Cyber Shadow. The ninja action game is coming soon to Switch.

Here’s an overview that provides further information, along with a trailer:

Yacht Club Games will be attending PAX East 2019 at the end of this month. Shovel Knight: King of Cards and Shovel Knight Showdown will be playable, and it also looks like a completely different project will be brought to the show.

In an email sent out today, it was mentioned that an “all-new addition to the Yacht Club Games Publisher catalog” will be present at PAX. It doesn’t necessarily sound like Yacht Club is developing this directly, but may only be publishing similar to how the company was responsible for distributing Azure Striker Gunvolt: Striker Pack on 3DS.

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.


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.

Yacht Club Games has provided fresh information on Shovel Knight Showdown.

If you’ve previously purchased the game on Switch or Wii U, it will be offered as part of a free update. Players can also choose to buy it separately. Unfortunately, there are no plans to support 3DS.