We’ve been keeping busy these last couple of months! Tackling all sorts of things…worldwide releases, content updates, amazing collaborations, and much more! Here are a few updates on what we’ve been up to:
Shovel Knight Out Now On PSN!
Shovel Knight’s release on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and Vita is here! It’s out and ready to download today right now on the US PlayStation Store! For European players out there, we’re expecting the release to be out April 23rd!
Not sure which Sony system you want to try the game out on? Why not try them all! Shovel Knight is available for all three systems via Cross-Buy, and you can transfer your quest between systems using Cross-Save right from within the main menu. For more on exclusive features to PS4, PS3, and PS Vita, don’t miss our post on Sony’s blog!
For seasoned or more daring knights, be on the look out for the secret to unlocking the ferocious duel with Kratos! If you want a taste of what you’ll be in for, check out our Shovel Knight vs the God of War post on the PlayStation Blog.
Celebratory Release Stream!
We haven’t just streamed and hung out in forever! This is a great chance to rectify that! Come hang with the Yacht Club as we play games and talk about all the excitement! It all starts today at 7PM PDT. Hope to see you there!
Xbox One Release Date Confirmed – 4/29!
Microsoft brought us good news yesterday morning: Shovel Knight will be hitting Xbox One everywhere on Wednesday, April 29th!
Think Less NES, More Famicom! Shovel Knight is headed to Japan!!
We’re very excited to announce that Shovel Knight is preparing for his trek to Japan! There’s lot’s to be done, but we’re moving forward with a plan and a fantastically passionate publishing team! We’ll have more details to share soon! This also means a new Japanese language option is coming to all versions of the game — perfect for adventurers picking up new language skills or those seeking a slightly new adventure!
Plague of Shadows Update!!
Plague of Shadows, the first big free update, continues to bubble and brew– taking more of its final form each passing day! Lately we’ve been tackling alchemy items, upgrades, and overarching systems! We were elated (and breathed a collective sigh of relief) to hear everyone’s feedback on Plague Knight’s core mobility during PAX East; now we’re now moving full steam ahead on all the overarching elements that go into the most plague-ular adventure.
Enter Challenge Mode!
Are you more into digging than distillation? Already have your Feats book long filled out? Well, then sharpen your skills for Challenge Mode! Prove your mettle by taking on new scenarios and returning foes alike. Use every bit of Shovel Knight knowledge you have to take on speed run challenges, boss rematches, and other rule-benders… and expect some tricky puzzles too! Challenge Mode will debut alongside the Plague of Shadows Update. As new Updates take form…so too will new challenges!
Prescription for Sleep: Game Music Lullabies Volume II
Adventuring is exciting work… but sometimes you just want to unwind by the campfire. Prescription for Sleep: Game Music Lullabies Volume II is an upcoming album featuring Norihiko Hibino (Metal Gear Solid, Bayonetta series composer) on saxaphone with pianist AYAKI performing video game music perfect for both a calming break or a drift off to sleep. There is lot’s of lovely listening to go around, but be sure to sample the arrangement of “Courage Under Fire” straight from Shovel Knight’s own local Armor Outpost. We fell in love when we first heard it!
This volume releases on April 27th, and contains select songs from gaming greats like Xenogears, DuckTales, and Chrono Trigger! Take a peek at the revealed tracks (and the first volume!) over at Prescription for Sleep.