Because the preliminary launch of Shovel Knight again in 2014, Yacht Membership Video games’ 2D journey title has since blossomed right into a bonafide franchise due to the inclusion of spin-off titles Shovel Knight Pocket Dungeon and Shovel Knight Dig. The latter is the newest launch from the franchise and is out there now on the Swap eShop; you’ll want to try our full evaluation for all our ideas on the roguelite platformer.
After all, along with the three downloadable story campaigns for Shovel Knight, the introduction of Shovel Knight Dig implies that the general narrative and lore for the franchise has additionally expanded considerably. It begs the query: when does Shovel Knight Dig happen, and what’s the full Shovel Knight timeline?
Properly, we spoke with Yacht Membership Sport’s Advertising Supervisor Celia Schilling to get some much-needed solutions. We delve into the aforementioned Shovel Knight timeline, the Hexcavators and Order of No Quarter, and the histories of Mole Knight and Tinker Knight.
Nintendo Life: Provided that Specter of Torment was additionally a prequel to Shovel of Hope, the place does Shovel Knight Dig slot in precisely?
Celia Schilling, Advertising Supervisor, Yacht Membership: Story sensible, Shovel Knight Dig is the primary recreation within the Shovel Knight sequence. That makes it a prequel that takes place even earlier than Specter of Torment! You may keep in mind the intro line from the primary Shovel Knight recreation – “Way back, the lands have been untamed, and roamed by legendary adventurers.” Properly, Dig takes you again to those good ‘ol days, when Shovel Knight and Protect Knight quested collectively, combating baddies and in search of treasure! We hope followers might be to play the occasions main as much as the unique saga.
Past the apparent truth that they are new creations for this recreation, is there a canon purpose why the brand new knights weren’t within the Order of No Quarter?
First up is Drill Knight, the chief of the Hexcavators – as a well-known felony mastermind, he’d probably see the Order job as an entry-level place. Moreover… as soon as he fashioned the group for Dig, I’m fairly certain he realized that becoming a member of a bigger group means a smaller break up of the riches.
As for Scrap Knight, Hive Knight, and Spore Knight, they probably have their causes for not becoming a member of up with the Order in a while down the road – causes you’ll uncover by taking part in Dig! Regardless, I don’t assume the Enchantress would respect all of the trash, grubs, and shroom stents infesting the Tower of Destiny.
And vice versa, is there a purpose why the opposite members of the Order of No Quarter didn’t be a part of the Hexcavators?
Hmmm, a canon purpose? They haven’t met but! Specter Knight remains to be Donovan! So, he’s off doing thieving stuff alongside Luan within the land of the dwelling. Treasure Knight is busy being a pirate. King Knight remains to be freeloading at his mother’s home consuming pies, and so on. Perhaps you’ll even be taught extra in Dig…
As devs, Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove already featured Plague Knight, Specter Knight and King Knight’s story. When creating Shovel Knight Dig, we wished to spotlight another members of the Order! From there, it was a strategy of elimination. Propeller Knight flies round within the sky so it doesn’t make sense for him to be underground. Perhaps Polar Knight can be too toasty beneath the earth… and so forth. We picked Mole Knight particularly as a result of we thought it was actually humorous to vary his outfit to a distinct ingredient. His inner title was “Aqua Mole Knight” for the longest time. Perhaps within the subsequent recreation, he’ll have an electrical or grass-themed swimsuit! As for Tinker Knight, the tiny tech fiend match proper in. All heists want brains behind the brawn! We’re certain we’ll characteristic extra of our colourful solid of characters in some unspecified time in the future sooner or later. Who do you assume it will be enjoyable to see subsequent?
How will this recreation dig into the histories of each Mole Knight and Tinker Knight, since they’re each Hexcavators at this level?
Shovel Knight Dig gave us the chance to lean into who Tinker Knight and Mole Knight are as characters. Tinker Knight signed on with the Hexcavators as an engineer! The little schemer discovered curiosity of their fascinating issues to unravel beneath the earth. Mole Knight, then again, linked up with the group after he turned captivated by Drill Knight’s tunneling prowess! We don’t need to spoil an excessive amount of, so that you’ll need to play the sport to seek out out extra concerning the deep interpersonal dynamics of the Hexcavators!
Thanks a lot to Celia Schilling for taking the time chat with us. Shovel Knight Dig is out now on the Nintendo Swap eShop for the value of $24.99 / £22.49.