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Last Stop Before Treasure Trove

Posted by Yacht Club Games (Creator)
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Hey there, Burrow Barons! How’s your new year been? Ours started much like how it ended… working on Shovel Knight! Let’s talk about it! 

Last time we had all sorts of news:

  • Shovel Knight: King of Cards, Shovel Knight Showdown releasing at once
  • All arriving on the very same day: April 9th, 2019!

We don’t mean to break your heart, but let’s break into today’s update:

One Last Delay

We have only a bit more work left to do on completing King of Cards  and Showdown. The two, brand new, complete games coming to Shovel  Knight: Treasure Trove. It remains our focus to bring these to the  highest level of quality just as we have with previous Shovel Knight  games. It’s also our priority to have these games on the disc/card for  the upcoming physical version. We need a little more time to make this  happen, and so we are pushing the release back one last time. We’re  still aiming to release everything at once, so this this delay applies  to everything: physical editions, digital update, and Treasure Trove  amiibo 3-pack.

How far back? 

We estimate several months– at most! This is not a major delay so  much as more space to bring everything together for a polished and  complete finale. As always, these last steps require coordination with  many teams beyond our own.

We realize the delay is disappointing. To communicate better with  everyone moving forward, we will not be announcing a new date until we  know one for sure, from all partners involved. All builds shipped out,  updates ready to launch, for everybody and everyone. We will announce it  for good once it is 100% all across the board!

Coming Soon…!

Since this is not a major delay, we’ll soon be providing more updates,  big and small for both Showdown and King of Cards. Keep an eye on our Facebook, Twitter, and our official site! Characters, gifs, and trailers (!?!) await! We'll continue to post big announcements here on Kickstarter.

This guy looks incredibly trustworthy!
This guy looks incredibly trustworthy!
Is this King Knight’s soon-to-be-kingdom?
Is this King Knight’s soon-to-be-kingdom?
Spice up your fight with a CPU knight!
Spice up your fight with a CPU knight!
So many ways to play! Check out Showdown’s option menu!
So many ways to play! Check out Showdown’s option menu!
Story! But where? That’s not from Specter of Torment... or King of Cards! It’s Showdown! The Shovel Knight saga always has plenty of of parallel story threads.
Story! But where? That’s not from Specter of Torment... or King of Cards! It’s Showdown! The Shovel Knight saga always has plenty of of parallel story threads.

What’s Going On With Development?

This isn’t new ground given our development style or Shovel Knight’s history.  We do our best to set and work toward deadlines, but sometimes  additional time is needed. The final phases in particular focus a lot  more on playtesting and iteration which is more nebulous to anticipate  ahead of time. Except now we’re shoring up multiple games, on more  platforms, in more languages, than ever before! If you're interested in what we've been working on lately, check out our detailed write up here.

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      Daniel Louks on

      As someone that prefers physical media, I genuinely appreciate that you want to take the time to ensure that media is feature-complete. While my Kickstarter 3DS edition will always be digital, I look forward to investing in a Switch Game Card at some point! Also, thank you for keeping us backers updated; it's hard to believe it's been six years since you started this campaign!

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      Ricardo Carvalho on

      Take your time. There's a trove of games out there to bide us until then, and you've spoiled us with a quality game with quality updates. So if waiting for it means something even better, it's a payoff we're glad to standby for.

    3. glowaru on

      Don't worry about the delay Yacht Club. After all in the spirit of great old retro games, completing and releasing a timeless quality product that can be enjoyed to the fullest long after release is what matters most.

    4. Ryan on

      Take your time y'all. Shovel Knight is a masterpiece and I'm sure the new content is worth the wait.

      Also - I read David Craddock's book. He did a fantastic job and you all should be proud of the choices you made and the risks you took. Thanks for making such an amazing game.

    5. Banni Ibrahim on

      Is this update coming out to all the platforms that the original Shovel Knight released on? It was released on many now-dead platforms like the PS3, Vita, WiiU, and on dying platforms like the 3DS. I am guessing that the WiiU is definitely out of the question, but what about any of the others?

    6. Jonathan Robertson
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      on

      It’s always a pleasure to hear from you guys :D