Shovel Knight Delayed By A Few Weeks

By Ishaan . March 13, 2014 . 8:30am

Shovel Knight, the upcoming platformer by Yacht Club games has been slightly delayed, the development team announced in a recent progress report on the game.


“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,” Yacht Club wrote in their updated.


“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.”


At present, the team is focusing on the following aspects of the game:


  • 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!


Shovel Knight is in development for PC, Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, although Yacht Club have mentioned their intent to bring the game to other platforms at a later date.

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  • Tarren

    First Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse, now Shovel Knight? Why must they do this to me?!

    • Because a completed game is better than a “oh, we’ll patch this up later” game.

      • This. The world needs to keep using Sonic ’06 as an example.

      • E.T.993

        That reminds me of Bethesta…

  • K.

    I mean that’s fine, it’s not like I’ve been enamored by it anyways in the face of Shantae. I realize the talent behind it but it’s been kinda…eh…in my radar. I’ll probably be holding off on its arrival to see what others think but it’s not a priority.

  • Elliott Moon

    there’s too many games in march so im totally fine with this plus its only a few weeks so mid April would suit me better

  • MrRobbyM

    I got too many games on my plate right now anyways. Take your time, Yacht.

  • Craig

    Another delay? Man, no offense, but the only thing getting shoveled here is the release date. Regardless, I’m looking forward to whenever it actually gets released.

  • nonscpo

    Hmm…Yeah Im fine with the delay better the game comes out right then a hot-mess, not so sure about that price tag yet though.

  • hazelnut1112

    At least we know we will be getting this before Shantae…;_;

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