A brand new Shovel Knight game is heading to the Nintendo Switch. Yacht Club Games has announced Shovel Knight Pocket Dungeon, an action-packed puzzle-adventure mashup.
Developed by VINE and Yacht Club Games, the new game is a hybrid of roguelite and puzzle games. It combines falling-block puzzlers with a dungeon-crawling twist.
In Shovel Knight Pocket Dungeon, players will delve into the depths of the Pocket Dungeon. You’ll be guided by the mysterious Puzzle Knight as you shovel your way through foes, buy new equipment, and battle bosses – both familiar and new. You’ll also be able to challenge a friend for a fast-paced head-to-head competition.
Check out the trailer below.
This marks the third collaboration for the team with an external developer, following Cyber Shadow and Shovel Knight Dig. It was a project that worked in favor for everyone, with Russell Rafferty, developer behind VINE and creator of Pocket Dungeon, saying:
Working with Yacht Club has helped us to leverage resources we wouldn’t have access to otherwise, and helped get the game in front of more people. It’s fun to add to the mythos of Shovel Knight, too.
Yacht Club Games seems to be keen to shine the spotlight on up-and-coming developers. Working with other developers on new Shovel Knight games generates new perspectives and designs that push the boundaries of the franchise. The team – as well as fans, we’re sure – is excited about where this could lead to next.
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Source: Yacht Club Games