Yacht Club Games took the indie world by storm with 2014’s Shovel Knight. Since then, it has supported the game with expansions and spinoffs, on top of publishing other indie games like Cyber Shadow. The next shovel for the yacht club is Night Dig, and it’s coming very soon; Here’s when this follow-up game is released.
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What is Shovel Knight Dig release date?
Shovel Knight Dig came out a few years back, but as announced in the latest trailer, it will eventually release on Friday, September 23. It’s coming to Nintendo Switch, PC, and iOS devices, and there are price differences across those three platforms. The Switch and PC versions will both cost $24.99 USD, but as part of the launch window promotion PC players can get the game for 10% off – it will be available on Steam. As for the iOS version, Digg will be a free release for Apple Arcade customers.
The original Shovel Knight is available almost everywhere, but so far only Digg has been announced for the above platforms. That may change in the future, but for now, fans will have to choose between Steam and Apple Arcade via Switch, PC.
How is Shovel Knight Dig different from Shovel Knight?
Last year’s Shovel Knight Pocket Dungeon was a solid spinoff, but Shovel Knight Dig is closer to a proper sequel to the original game. The team once said there would be Shovel Knight 2 someday, but until that announcement comes, Digg is the closest thing we have. Mechanically, though, it plays out very differently from the first game.
For one, levels are procedurally generated (versus Shovel Knight 2014’s bespoke platforming phase). Shovel Knight will have to ‘dig in’ each stage until they reach the boss fight, another signature of the series. The original Shovel Knight had the Order of No Quarter, and Digg has a new team of villains called the Hexcavators. There are some familiar faces among these foes: Tinker Knight and Mole Knight’s redesigns are featured on the Yacht Club’s website, and Scrap Knight first appeared in Pocket Dungeon.