Yacht Club Games have announced Shovel Knight Pocket Dungeon, an adventure-puzzle game developed in conjunction with Vine.
Shovel Knight has been trapped in the titular Pocket Dungeon, and now with the help of Puzzle Knight, seeks to escape. As blocks fall from the top of the screen (enemies, dirt blocks, potions and more), Shovel Knight can bump into them.
All blocks of the same kind touching each other react in a chain when bumped. When Shovel Knight bumps into an enemy, they trade damage. So, the player should keep some potions lying around to heal up.
Players can also use items and equipment, along with playing as one of 10 playable characters. There is also a 2-player versus mode, and the game’s whole soundtrack is by Jake Kaufman.
You can find the announcement trailer and screenshots below:
While the press kit has not stated any platforms, the announcement on the official website states “Be sure to join us at PAX East to try out the new demo, featuring the first few stages! All playable on Nintendo Switch.”
You can find the full rundown (via press kit) below:
Delve with Shovel Knight into the depths of the Pocket Dungeon on an action-packed puzzle adventure mashup like none other! Join your mysterious guide Puzzle Knight as you shovel through scads of foes, procure new equipment, and battle bosses both familiar and new. Explore a tale with endless twists and turns, quest as your favorite heroes, and even challenge a friend for fast-paced head-to-head competition in Shovel Knight Pocket Dungeon!
- Enter a world of falling block puzzle games, with a dungeon-crawling twist! An all-new hybrid that’s never been seen before.
- Bump into enemies to battle them and trade damage in a unique combat system. Group foes together for massive chain attacks while grabbing keys, power-ups, and potions to refill your health!
- A bold new visual style complements a new story. Learn the ropes from your pal Puzzle Knight as you attempt to escape the mysterious Pocket Dungeon. Shovel Knight’s signature storytelling and humor are on full display!
- Take control of more than 10 of your favorite heroes from the Shovel Knight universe, each with a unique power and play style.
- Equip yourself on the fly with a treasure trove of items and equipment. Mix and match your loadout to prepare for any encounter.
- Play in a variety of ways with Story Mode, 2 player competitive Versus Mode, and much more.
- Another incomparable soundtrack in a new style by astonishing virtuoso Jake Kaufman!
Shovel Knight Pocket Dungeon is coming soon to Nintendo Switch. Platforms have not been officially confirmed at this time.