You’ll have to wait a little bit longer to get your hands on a trio of Shovel Knight amiibo.
Shovel Knight is, it’s fair to say, beloved. It’s a blend of sumptuous pixel art, classic platform gameplay, and a real sense of character, that arrived at just the right time in 2014 (before both Kickstarter and indie games became far more difficult to succeed at).
It’s all thoroughly deserved, though. Yacht Club Games has accumulated a massive fanbase by bringing Shovel Knight to almost every platform you could think of, and their success has seen the titular knight popping up in games as big as Yooka-Laylee and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
There is one final act in the original Shovel Knight’s story, though: the Treasure Trove update.
The upcoming release contains the following elements:
- Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove, Switch and PS4 physical editions
- Shovel Knight: King of Cards (story) and Shovel Knight Showdown (multiplayer)
- Treasure Trove amiibo 3-pack
- All arriving on the very same day: April 9th, 2019
Ah. Well. On that final point, there’s been an update from Yacht Club, announcing a delay to Treasure Trove, the new physical releases, and those three Shovel Knight amiibo.
Yacht Club is still planning on releasing all three components together, and still intends for the King of Cards and Showdown modes to be included in the physical release. They remain committed to “the highest level of quality” as they “have with previous Shovel Knight games” and estimate that the delay will be “several months” at the most.
We realize the delay is disappointing. To communicate better with everyone moving forward, we will not be announcing a new date until we know one for sure, from all partners involved. All builds shipped out, updates ready to launch, for everybody and everyone. We will announce it for good once it is 100% all across the board!
Yacht Club will announce the release date for the Shovel Knight amiibo, physical PS4 and Nintendo Switch versions, and the Treasure Trove when they’re confident they can deliver it (without any further changes). If you see any release dates on digital or retail storefronts, take them with a pinch of salt.
“These dates are placeholders,” says Yacht Club, adding that “stores require and request certain information ahead of time, and we do our best to provide our most accurate guesses.”