Shovel Knight Dig Launches 2021, Hive Knight Detailed

Shovel Knight Dig

Yacht Club Games have announced a release date and details on a new knight, for Shovel Knight Dig. 

As part of the Yacht Club Games Presents presentation, Yacht Club Games revealed more information on the game, as well as on their official website.

The new knight is Hive Knight. You can find his description, character art, and screenshots below:

“This bug-loving spelunker is never to be found without his loyal Beeto partner at his side. With the power of their teamwork, as well as some specially-modified armor, Hive Knight has the capability to fly and battle just like an insect! Hive Knight is sure to ‘bug’ Shovel Knight when the blue burrower dares set foot in their Entomological enclave.”

The official press kit does not state which platforms Shovel Knight Dig will be coming to. However, during its announcement the game was confirmed for PlayStation 4 via the PlayStation Blog, and was playable at PAX West 2019 on Nintendo Switch.

Shovel Knight Dig will also be playable at PAX East 2020, and we are hearing unconfirmed reports it will be on Nintendo Switch.

You can find the full rundown (via press kit) below:

When Drill Knight and his dastardly digging crew blast apart Shovel Knight’s peaceful campsite and steal his loot, he grabs his trusty Shovel Blade and starts tunnelling after them! Meet new friends and foes, visit strange lands, and outfit yourself in your quest to keep the entire land from collapsing underfoot! Jump, slash, and dig your way down an ever-changing chasm of mystery in Shovel Knight Dig, an all-new Shovel Knight adventure!


  • An all-new presentation featuring a new Shovel Knight story! When Drill Knight and his dastardly digging crew blast apart Shovel Knight’s peaceful campsite and steal his loot, he grabs his trusty Shovel Blade and starts tunneling after them!
  • The first Shovel Knight adventure in glorious high color pixel graphics and sound. Fluid animation, scaling, rotation, and parallax create the most convincing Shovel Knight world yet!
  • Every adventure is different! Shovel Knight Dig levels have been meticulously crafted, then stitched together using proprietary generation techniques for infinite replayability.
  • Jump, slash, and dig your way in an all-new direction – down! Rely on your trusty Shovel Drop, then dig through huge swaths of dirt with all-new Speed Shovel mechanics.
  • Grow in power and wealth as you descend into the depths of the earth. Emerge with untold riches to outfit Shovel Knight further, unlocking permanent items and upgrades to your Shoveling equipment.
  • New Knights, new characters, and new enemies abound, but fear not! Shovel Knight Dig features Shovel Knight’s signature storytelling, humor, and maybe even some familiar faces…
  • Another pulse-pounding soundtrack in a new style by astonishing virtuoso Jake Kaufman!
  • The first collaboration between Yacht Club Games and Nitrome, pixel masters!

Shovel Knight Dig launches 2021, for Nintendo Switch, and PlayStation 4. Platforms have not been officially confirmed at this time.

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Ryan Pearson


Taking his first steps onto Route 1 and never stopping, Ryan has had a love of RPGs since a young age. Now he's learning to appreciate a wider pallet of genres and challenges.

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