Yacht Club Games News


Shovel Knight hits 1 million copies sold

By David Craddock, Apr 15, 2016 2:00pm PDT

Yacht Club celebrates by discounting digital version across all platforms.


"Hooray! Great game (plus expansions!) My son loves it even more; thanks to him, we've logged ..."

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Shovel Knight Amiibo will dig into North America in January

By Ozzie Mejia, Dec 04, 2015 3:32pm PST

Yacht Club and Nintendo previously announced their intention to release a Shovel Knight Amiibo. Now see how it works in Shovel Knight before its release date.


"Somebody restrain Greg :) Looks cool, I might have to get it."

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Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows impressions - Blinded with Science

By Ozzie Mejia, Sep 23, 2015 12:00pm PDT

Plague Knight takes center stage in Shovel Knight's first expansion and proves that expansion adventures can be every bit as good as their predecessors.


"Well, the free expansion isn't going anywhere. Come back to it next time there's a gaming lull ..."

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Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows - playing the game's opening minutes

By Ozzie Mejia, Sep 17, 2015 3:00pm PDT

So just how different is Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows from the original Shovel Knight campaign? If the opening minutes are any indication, they're quite different, while also feeling refreshingly familiar.


"It's out and it's free, I played the first level with Plague Knight. Hard to get the hang of at ..."

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Shovel Knight story must be finished to unlock 'Plague of Shadows' unless this code is used first

By Ozzie Mejia, Sep 17, 2015 9:58am PDT

Yacht Club Games is releasing the Plague of Shadows campaign in the next hour or so, but before that, the developer is informing players that the Shovel Knight campaign must be finished first to unlock it. That is, unless they punch in this code first.


Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows Release Date Announced

By Steven Wong, Sep 09, 2015 1:00pm PDT

Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows, a free update to Shovel Knight, releases in just one week!


Shovel Knight gets his own Amiibo as Nintendo hints at inevitable sequel

By Ozzie Mejia, Aug 27, 2015 9:52pm PDT

Shovel Knight has dug into a new milestone, as the character will be the first from the indie gaming space to receive his own Amiibo figure.


"Nice that is pretty rad, I really hope they make 2, its seems pretty much guaranteed. Man it ..."

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Super Smash Bros. may fill its roster with Shovel Knight

By Daniel Perez, Aug 26, 2015 8:47am PDT

Everyone's favorite shovel-wielding knight may be heading to Super Smash Bros. after all.


"Wouldn't mind getting Shield Knight and Plague Knight in there too at some point."

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Shovel Knight retail version announced as Plague Knight update nears

By Ozzie Mejia, Jun 30, 2015 1:45pm PDT

A retail version of Shovel Knight has been announced for an October release. It is confirmed to include the Plague Knight 'Plague of Shadows' campaign, which means this free add-on's arrival is imminent.


"Wonder if it will have an old-school instruction booklet with black and white drawings and and ..."

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Developer Spotlight: Shovel Knight

By Shack Staff, May 15, 2015 4:00pm PDT

In this video interview, we chat with Shovel Knight programmer David D'Angelo about Battletoads, Kratos, and the Plague Knight expansion.


Shovel Knight digs his way onto Xbox One today

By Ozzie Mejia, Apr 28, 2015 5:35pm PDT

Shovel Knight has already hit PC, Nintendo, and PlayStation platforms. All that remains is Xbox One and that version has arrived today, with the old-school favorite Battletoads in tow.


"I've played this again recently and it's not as good as I remember. It's not "bad" by any ..."

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Shovel Knight director discusses 'Plague of Shadows' DLC

By Shack Staff, Mar 12, 2015 7:00am PDT

The first of Shovel Knight's free DLC campaigns is on the horizon, so Andrew Zucosky went to PAX East to talk to Yacht Club's Sean Velasco about what players can expect in the upcoming Plague of Shadows.


Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows centers an all-new quest around Plague Knight

By Ozzie Mejia, Mar 02, 2015 10:35pm PST

After hinting at it for months, developer Yacht Club Games has officially unveileod Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows, the first add-on campaign that will put players in the role of the mad apothecary known as Plague Knight.


"Awesome I am looking forward to this expansion, love Shovel Knight"

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2014 Game of the Year 6: Shovel Knight

By Ozzie Mejia, Dec 31, 2014 10:00am PST

2014 was the year for shovelry!


"Google is paying 75$ per hour! Just work for few hours & spend more time with friends and ..."

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Shovel Knight director discusses PlayStation, Kratos, and the Plague Knight DLC

By Ozzie Mejia, Dec 08, 2014 2:00pm PST

Shovel Knight was announced for PlayStation platforms this past weekend and Yacht Club's Sean Velasco took a moment to talk to Shacknews about it, as well as the upcoming Plague Knight DLC that's set to hit all versions of the game.