Shovel Knight Pocket Dungeon gets diggin’ December 13

shovel knight pocket dungeon

No, no, no, dig UP, stupid

Yacht Club Games and developer VINE have finally offered a release date for the cute-looking spin-off Shovel Knight Pocket Dungeon — the puzzle adventure will begin burrowing into the undergrowth on PS4, PC, and Switch December 13.

The new title will see the enduring genre of block-dropping puzzle games mashed with the adorable medieval aesthetic of Shovel Knight. Players will be able to choose from our spade-wielding hero or nine other characters from the Shovel Knight franchise, before battling their way through an odyssey of subterranean lairs, where they will battle armies of monsters, conquer a legion of bosses, and gather up oodles of gear and glittery loot — all backed by a brand new soundtrack from Shovel Knight composer Jake Kaufman.

VINE and Yacht Club Games have been working on Shovel Knight Pocket Dungeon for some time now, so it’s nice to finally get a release date for the fun-looking title. The Shovel Knight universe is filled with interesting and enjoyable characters, which can slide easily into almost any other genre and make themselves welcome. While Shovel Knight fans would no doubt be appreciative of a brand new platforming adventure from messrs Yacht Club, Shovel Knight Pocket Dungeon looks like it will certainly scratch that ditch-digging itchin’… (I don’t know, leave me alone.)

Shovel Knight Pocket Dungeon launches December 13 on PS4, PC, and Nintendo Switch.

Chris Moyse
Senior Editor - Chris has been playing video games since the 1980s. Former Saturday Night Slam Master. Graduated from Galaxy High with honors.