Shovel Knight Dig Unearths Nintendo Switch Release Date

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Yacht Club Games and Nitrome have confirmed a release date for Shovel Knight Dig, which will release on Nintendo Switch next month.

You will need to jump, slash, and dig your way downwards through swaths of dirt in this all-new adventure. After Drill Knight and his dastardly digging crew blast apart Shovel Knight’s peaceful campsite and steal his loot, he grabs his trusty Shovel Blade and starts tunneling after them.

With levels that have been meticulously crafted and then “stitched together using proprietary generation techniques for infinite replayability,” you will burrow into an ever-changing chasm of mystery.

You will unearth untold riches that will let you outfit Shovel Knight with permanent items and upgrades to your adventuring equipment, to help you descend even further into the depths of the earth.

The publisher has outlined the game’s key features as below:

  • An all-new presentation featuring a new Shovel Knight story! When Drill Knight and his dastardly digging crew blast apart Shovel Knight’s peaceful campsite and steal his loot, he grabs his trusty Shovel Blade and starts tunneling after them!
  • The first Shovel Knight adventure in glorious high color pixel graphics and sound. Fluid animation, scaling, rotation, and parallax create the most convincing Shovel Knight world yet!
  • Every adventure is different! Shovel Knight Dig levels have been meticulously crafted, then stitched together using proprietary generation techniques for infinite replayability.
  • Jump, slash, and dig your way in an all-new direction – down! Rely on your trusty Shovel Drop, then dig through huge swaths of dirt with all-new Speed Shovel mechanics.
  • Grow in power and wealth as you descend into the depths of the earth. Emerge with untold riches to outfit Shovel Knight further, unlocking permanent items and upgrades to your Shoveling equipment.
  • New Knights, new characters, and new enemies abound, but fear not! Shovel Knight Dig features Shovel Knight’s signature storytelling, humor, and maybe even some familiar faces…
  • Another pulse-pounding soundtrack in a new style by astonishing virtuoso Jake Kaufman!
  • The first collaboration between Yacht Club Games and Nitrome, pixel masters!

Shovel Knight Dig will release digitally on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch worldwide on 23rd September 2022.

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