Shovel Knight – A Delay Extravaganza! + More Cool Stuff

Shovel Knight Wii U and 3DS

Shovel Knight Wii U and 3DS

Developer of Shovel Knight, Yacht Club Games, has confirmed in an update on their Kickstarter page that Shovel Knight will be missing its scheduled release date of March 31, 2014 by a few weeks. In this update, Yacht Club Games basically says that despite putting countless hours into developing the game, they need more time to make it perfect, a “world class experience”.

Hello Shovelers and Shovelettes! There are only a couple weeks until Shovel Knight’s release date of March 31. The crew at the Yacht Club is tired; we’ve been working literally every day, and every waking hour, to make the game great. But! We’re just not quite there yet. So, we hemmed and hawed, and made a Super Important Executive Decision. This update is to let everyone know that Shovel Knight will be missing March 31 by a few weeks to make sure it’s a world class experience, and can release on all platforms simultaneously. This isn’t a major delay, or a long one; it’s simply a stretch of time to get everything polished and aligned. While major development is quickly drawing to a close, there are still some external factors, like submission preparation, which need a little bit more breathing room before the game goes live. 

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Hold your horses! There were also some pleasant details that were verified  in the aforementioned post! Yacht Club Games has given us a list of things that are being worked on, or even nearing completion, truly showing us that the game is making progress. Here’s the list:

  • Dialogue and scripted events are being finalized
  • Finishing touches put on level design for the final levels
  • Overall game balancing
  • Platform specific standards so everything runs smoothly on your system of choice!
  • Testing, testing, testing… on all platforms!

Why not check out the post made on the Kickstarter page? I’m sure that there are even more details!

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