For the last five years, Yacht Club Games has been creating content after content for its flagship title Shovel Knight, and it seems that this finally may be coming to an end.
Speaking to Gamesindustry, Yacht Club Games COO James Chan reiterated that King Of Cards and Showdown will be the last content updates to the original Shovel Knight.
With both these modes marking the last of their Kickstarter promises, the team at Yacht Club is finally ready to move on to their next big game…after a little break of course.
Yacht Club on Shovel Knight development
[King of Cards and Showdown] is the end of the Kickstarter list. That’s it. This will be the wrap up, this will be the end of Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove, and then it’ll be pre-production on the next thing, which we’re not quite sure what it is yet. We’re gonna end the five year dev cycle, take a couple of weeks off, and then come back and say ‘Okay, what are we gonna do?
We wonder where Yacht Club Games might move to beyond Shovel Knight. But whatever it is, it will probably be awesome!
About Shovel Knight
Shovel Knight is a 2D side-scrolling platform game developed and published by Yacht Club Games. Following a successful Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign, the game was released for Microsoft Windows, Nintendo 3DS and Wii U in June 2014.
The game was ported to OS X and Linux in September 2014, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita and Xbox One in April 2015, Amazon Fire TV in September 2015, and Nintendo Switch in March 2017.
Shovel Knight is inspired by gameplay and graphics of platformer games developed for the Nintendo Entertainment System.
The game has received critical acclaim, won various awards and is considered[by whom?] one of the best and most significant independent games of all time. Following the release of additional campaigns, the original story received the retronym Shovel of Hope.
The full game is referred to as Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove, which includes two other campaigns: Plague of Shadows and Specter of Torment. A third bonus campaign, King of Cards, and a multiplayer fighting game, Shovel Knight Showdown, have been delayed to a December 2019 release date.
On August 28, 2019, a spin-off sequel to the original game entitled Shovel Knight Dig was announced.