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Yacht Club “would love” to make a Shovel Knight 3D platformer and have the character in Smash Bros.

Posted on July 1, 2017 by (@NE_Brian) in General Nintendo, News

After the final round of content for Shovel Knight is wrapped up highlighted by the King Knight campaign, you can count on Yacht Club Games taking a break from the series for a little while. If and when the studio does return to the IP though, one possibility could see Shovel Knight entering the 3D space with a N64-type game.

This is something we’ve heard Yacht Club talk a bit about before, but the studio’s Nick Wozniak really seems interested in the idea. Wozniak stated the following when asked by AppTrigger where he’d like to see the franchise be taken next:

“Anything? I think one of the things we want to work on in the far future is definitely like a Shovel Knight 64, a 3D platformer. We would all love that. We all love Mario 64 to pieces and would just love to be able to jump into that.”

Next, when it was mentioned how Shovel Knight fits in well with the world of Yooka-Laylee, Wozniak added:

“Yeah! I love seeing his model there and I would love to be able to do something like that. Maybe not as a collect-a-thon, more the way that Mario 64 handles a stage, where you explore that one stage and really get to know all of its ins and outs. It’s really fun and exciting, so I think that’s where we’d go with it. But we haven’t really worked on that at all. Our team is kind of starting new things right now, but it’s very, very early and nothing to really talk about. I think we eventually want to have more than just Shovel Knight. We don’t want to just be ‘the Shovel Knight company.’ We’re developing something new right now that hopefully will be as big or bigger than Shovel Knight.”

Finally, when asked where else he’d like to see Shovel Knight, one of the things Wozniak said is that “Smash Bros would be amazing.”

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