When asked about the previously announced Playstation 4 version, said a Yacht Club Games representative Gematsu“Our current line of platforms for Shovel Knight Excavationthe launch of it nintendo switchApple Arcadeand steam! If we ever expand our list of platforms, we’ll be sure to make a lot of noise about it! (Update 7:20pm: Yacht Club Games has since made it clear to Gematsu that Shovel Knight Excavation will be available for game station Y xbox platforms “at a later date”).
Here’s an overview of the game, via Yacht Club Games:
When Drill Knight and his dastardly digging crew tear Shovel Knight’s peaceful camp apart and steal his loot, he grabs his trusty Shovel Blade and starts tunneling after them!
Meet new friends and enemies, visit strange lands, and dress up in your quest to keep the entire land from collapsing under your feet! Jump, slash and dig your way down an ever-changing abyss of mystery. Shovel Knight Excavationa new shovel knight adventure!
- A totally new presentation with a new shovel knight history! When Drill Knight and his dastardly dig team wreck Shovel Knight’s peaceful camp and steal his loot, he grabs his trusty Shovel Blade and starts tunneling after them!
- First shovel knight adventure in glorious high color pixel graphics and sound. Smooth animation, scaling, rotation, and parallax create the most compelling Shovel Knight world yet!
- Every adventure is different! Shovel Knight Excavation Levels have been meticulously designed and then put together using proprietary generation techniques for endless replayability.
- Jump, slash, and dig your way in a whole new direction: down! Rely on your trusty Shovel Drop, then dig through massive swathes of dirt with the new Speed Shovel mechanic.
- Grow in power and wealth as you descend into the depths of the earth. Emerge with untold riches to further equip Shovel Knight, unlock permanent items and upgrades for your shovel gear.
- New knights, new characters, and new enemies abound, but fear not! Shovel Knight Excavation features shovel knightThe trademark storytelling, the humor, and maybe even a few familiar faces…
- Another fast-paced soundtrack in a new style from the amazing virtuoso Jake Kaufman!
- The first collaboration between Yacht Club Games and Nitrome, pixel masters!
Check out a new trailer below.