Shovel Knight Delayed a Few More Weeks

We’ve posted a few times about the upcoming game Shovel Knight from Yacht Club Games—a title that many of you are anticipating as a highlight for this quarter. It was supposed to be released very soon (March 31st), but there’s been a Kickstarter update given that explains the game will be a few weeks late.

It’s not a matter of laziness, however. The team simply wants a little more time to polish the game up, which can only be a good thing.

Here’s what the release has to say:

“Hello Shovelers and Shovelettes! There are only a couple weeks until Shovel Knight’s release date of March 31. The crew at the Yacht Club is tired; we’ve been working literally every day, and every waking hour, to make the game great. But! We’re just not quite there yet.

So, we hemmed and hawed, and made a Super Important Executive Decision. This update is to let everyone know that Shovel Knight will be missing March 31 by a few weeks to make sure it’s a world class experience, and can release on all platforms simultaneously. This isn’t a major delay, or a long one; it’s simply a stretch of time to get everything polished and aligned. While major development is quickly drawing to a close, there are still some external factors, like submission preparation, which need a little bit more breathing room before the game goes live.

We don’t want to announce another release date until it’s 100% locked in with both Nintendo and Steam, so please sit tight… we’ll announce a new, final release date very soon. But the game is like… so done! Here’s what we’re working on in our feverish final hours:

  • Dialogue and scripted events are being finalized
  • Finishing touches put on level design for the final levels
  • Overall game balancing
  • Platform specific standards so everything runs smoothly on your system of choice!
  • Testing, testing, testing… on all platforms!”

At least it really won’t be that long to wait, plus it appears there’s another game from this team on the horizon. Sit tight! You’ll be able to bash things with your shovel very, very soon.


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