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The Shovel Knight Finale!

Posted by Yacht Club Games (Creator)
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The Shovel Knight saga is almost complete! Soon, the final Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove games (Shovel Knight: King of Cards and Shovel Knight Showdown) will finally be released!

The completion of Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove warrants something special to celebrate. Something decidedly physical! Which is why we're happy to announce a physical version of Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove on Switch and PS4. If you're interested, you can find out more over at our site.

Even more importantly, the complete Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove has a release date! This means everything, including:

All of these arrive next year on the very same day: April 9th, 2019. The physical and digital versions of the game will all be available simultaneously. Of course, all backer copies of Shovel Knight included! Save that date!

* Shovel Knight Showdown not available on 3DS or Vita.

During the release of Specter of Torment we received many requests to synchronize the update across each and every platform (there are quite a lot…!). For this most grand finale, we are going to do our best to make that happen! We hope everyone enjoys jumping into King Knight’s adventure and battle mode together at the same time! Until then, there’s plenty left for us to do across all of these games!

Combined with our Shovel Knight Showdown reveal… well, that’s a lot of news! Stay tuned to YachtClubGames.com and @YachtClubGames this coming month because we’re going to keep the Showdown news rolling in!

We hope you’re all excited for the final campaign and mode additions to the Shovel Knight project. After all this, it's finally drawing to a close! Thank you so much for supporting Yacht Club Games from the very beginning and making this all possible. We couldn’t be happier to deliver on Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove’s full Kickstarter promises – after all, Shovel Knight turns 5 years old next year!

Shovel Knight Showdown

Posted by Yacht Club Games (Creator)
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Good day, brave shovel fighters! We are very excited today to pull back the curtain and announce Shovel Knight’s final game update!

Duel with up to 4 players and scramble after gems as your favorite heroic or villainous knight in Shovel Knight Showdown. All the classic Shovel Knight characters you know and love are playable, many for the first time ever! Gather your pals for endless multiplayer clashes, or take control of your favorite character and dig into Story Mode. Familiar controls, items, and mechanics return, making this a platform fighting game that anyone can jump into and try.

Shovel Knight Showdown features local only multiplayer, and arrives as a free update to all existing versions of Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove on consoles and PC. As we mentioned in previous updates, this addition will not arrive on 3DS.

 Find out more over at YachtClubGames.com

Have fun imagining how your favorite character would play! If you're going to PAX West, be sure to stop by the Yacht Club Games booth for a match or two - we’ll have the game playable for the first time!

Don’t worry, we haven’t forgotten about King of Cards either! We’re nearing the end of development on what is by far our biggest and most grandest singleplayer campaign yet! Stay tuned for information on the final release date... later this week!

Shovel Knight Artbook - Available Now!

Posted by Yacht Club Games (Creator)
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Hello again, Knight-a-rinos! Today’s update is all about closing the book on Shovel Knight's artbook!

 

We wanted to take every measure to make this artbook a celebration of Shovel Knight’s development and we couldn’t be happier with the results! Thanks for bearing with us while we figured out every last detail in this knightly compendium!

We’ve had the pleasure of working with UDON Entertainment who is best-known as a publisher of original and translated art books, graphic novels, and manga! UDON has worked very closely with us to ensure that Shovel Knight: Official Design Works is every bit the definitive Shovel Knight art book that fans deserve. Within its pages you’ll find character art, developer commentary, rough illustrations and concept art, background development images, comprehensive sprite sheets, full-page promotional illustrations, and more – including an exclusive interview with the team! It was a ton of fun to recall our processes and problems with crafting each of the characters and worlds in Shovel Knight, and we’re proud to finally share it with all of you! 

Let’s dig in to the release particulars:

Digital Art Collection...OUT NOW!

($25 Backers and above)

Rev up those monitors because it sure is time to see art! You can redeem your digital artbook now through Humble Bundle, the same way you obtained your copy of Shovel Knight... but it’s been quite a while since then, huh?

If you previously created a Humble Bundle account: 

  • Log In to Humble Bundle
  • Go to your Library
  • On the left-side pane, select Shovel Knight: Digital Art Collection
  • Redeem it here

If you did not create a Humble Bundle account: 

  • Find the original Shovel Knight release email in your inbox -or- enter your email into the Humble Order Resender
  • Follow the email link to go to your Claim Order Page
  • Select Shovel Knight: Digital Art Collection
  • Redeem it here

Softcover Official Design Works Artbook...ON ITS WAY!

($300 Backers and Above)
When it comes to physical goods, there’s always a chance for last minute delays! Thankfully, we believe these are all out of the way for good. We finally have every softcover artbook in hand, and will be sending them out to your updated addresses today! Sit tight, and this art-packed parcel should arrive on your doorstep in the coming weeks (along with a small surprise). Thanks to UDON, this physical version contains additional bonus sections containing sprites, interviews (with us, oh boy!), and a tribute gallery from artists around the world!

Hardcover Official Design Works Artbook...IN BINDING!

($500 Backers and above)
Woah, speaking of delays! We’ve never made a hardcover book before, but that’s why we’re working with experts! These extra steps require extra time but we promise the results will be more than worthwhile. This one-of-a-kind, deluxe hardcover edition won’t exist anywhere else but in yours and ours personal collection. Display it fondly, treat it with care, show your friends, admire its stalwart durability, and most of all... enjoy!

I Want An Artbook!  

We want you to have an artbook! Since it’s debut, many backers have asked if they can pick up a copy. Since we partnered with UDON Entertainment to make this really real, we’re happy to say that the softcover Shovel Knight: Official Design Works can also be obtained online (via Amazon or Barnes & Noble) and even in stores/comic book shops. 

If you have any questions don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at:
support@yachtclubgames.com

King Me! 

Development on the latest wacky adventure in the Shovel Knight saga is going strong! New King of Cards story, worlds, objects, levels, and more are coming into focus everyday! We'll continue to post big updates here but you can follow along with us in a number of ways:  
YachtClubGames.com - Our biggest and most official announcements!  
Twitter - Animation previews, stream announcements, small updates, and more!  
Twitch - Watch us make the game in real time! These last few weeks we’ve streamed level design, illustrations, and enemy programming! Stop on by and say hello.

Until next time!

King of Cards!

Posted by Yacht Club Games (Creator)
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By decree, you are royally invited to the unveiling ceremony of Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove’s final adventure!

Shovel Knight: King of Cards is the final campaign in the Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove saga, and it’s bigger and grander than ever! Play as King Knight, the gilded goon himself, as he travels through 4 new worlds and more than 30 all new courses, on a journey to best the Three Kings who rule over the land. With a high flying spin and a boisterous bash, he can crash through all who would dare stand in his way!

Does King Knight have what it takes to become a ruler? Maybe he can pick it up along the way on this quirky quest! Experience refined platforming, exquisite visuals, new action-packed courses, brand new bosses, and amass a devoted following in Shovel Knight: King of Cards! This campaign is headed for release in 2018. For even more details and screenshots, check out the press kit!

…but that’s not all! Don’t miss the first reveal of gameplay footage included in Nintendo’s PAX West Presentation!!

We can’t wait to tell you more about it! In the meantime… have fun poring over every detail of the title logo and gameplay. And if you’re going to PAX West 2017, be sure to stop by our booth, #433, to get a hands on with the demo!

Artbook Rewards - UPDATE YOUR ADDRESSES NOW!

Posted by Yacht Club Games (Creator)
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Hey Shovel, Plague, and Specter Knights alike! Better late than never, huh?

After many additions, revisions, plenty of of knights, and many long nights...we are finally ready to unveil... Shovel Knight: Official Design Works! We wanted to take every measure to make this artbook a celebration of Shovel Knight’s development and we couldn’t be happier with the results! Thanks for staying tuned while we put the finishing touches on this knightly compendium!

We’ve had the pleasure of working with UDON Entertainment who is best-known as a publisher of original and translated art books, graphic novels, and manga! Some of their best-known projects are from video game franchises, including Street Fighter, Okami, Mega Man, Dark Souls, Persona, Bayonetta, Valkyria Chronicles, Sonic the Hedgehog, and many more.

UDON has worked very closely with us to ensure that Shovel Knight: Official Design Works is every bit the definitive Shovel Knight art book that fans deserve. Within its pages you’ll find character art, developer commentary, rough illustrations and concept art, background development images, comprehensive sprite sheets, full-page promotional illustrations, and more – including an exclusive interview with the team! It was a ton of fun to recall our processes and problems with crafting each of the characters and worlds in Shovel Knight, and we can’t wait to share it all with you!

Click the preview above to see even more!
Click the preview above to see even more!

 This releases in August, so we’ll be following up with more closer to release!  

  • If you backed at the $25 Reward Tier or above (PDF coffee table book), you will be receiving a digital version of Shovel Knight: Official Design Works! 
  • If you backed at the $300 Reward Tier or above (Softcover coffee table book) or at the $500 Reward Tier or above (Hardcover artbook), then prep your doorstep, because a physical version of Shovel Knight: Official Design Works will soon be on its way to you!

LAST CALL FOR PHYSICAL ADDRESS UPDATES

We’re eager to start sending these artbooks over to you! ...but it has been quite some time since you answered the backer survey, right? Please help us make sure we have your latest information on file!

Even if you contacted us to change your address in the past, we strongly recommend you verify your Shovel Knight reward address one last time! Right now!  

On JUNE 5TH, we will lock down address changes as we prepare for shipping!

PHYSICAL ARTBOOK BACKERS ($300 REWARD TIER OR ABOVE) UPDATE YOUR SHIPPING ADDRESS WITHIN KICKSTARTER BY JUNE 5TH!

To confirm or update your address:  

  • Log in to your Kickstarter account. 
  • Select View pledge on the Shovel Knight project page, or select Shovel Knight from your Backed Projects
  • Select Survey and look for Name and address Review your previous address, and revise if needed!
You'll need to log-in before you see this View Pledge button!
You'll need to log-in before you see this View Pledge button!

 

The exact text might be a little different, but it will be under your survey response like this!
The exact text might be a little different, but it will be under your survey response like this!

DIGITAL ARTBOOK BACKERS ($50 REWARD TIER OR ABOVE)  

Once released, you’ll be able to access the digital artbook the same way you downloaded Shovel Knight and the Shovel Knight Instruction Manual!

If you created a Humble Bundle account:

  • Log into your account on Humble Bundle then navigate to your Library. Once the artbook releases, there will be an entry for the Shovel Knight Artbook.

If you chose not to create a Humble Bundle account:

  • The same link you received to download Shovel Knight is still valid! Once the artbook releases, you’ll be able to find it at the same link. If you do not have the original email, you can use the Humble Order Resender to re-send it to your address.

Specter of Torment - Now Slicing Near You!

Specter Knight is creeping his way to a new platform is out almost every week now! We hope you’ve had the chance to try out the Shovel Knight:Specter of Torment campaign- we think it’s our finest work yet!! For more information on the release, including the latest release dates, check out our Specter of Torment Release Info page. Sorry for the wait! We love you!