Shovel Knight Artist Is "Sure" That A Direct Sequel Will Happen Eventually

Shovel Knight 2 has not been confirmed, but it's a strong possibility.


The original Shovel Knight saga from Yacht Club Games wrapped up in 2019 with Shovel Knight: King of Cards, the game's final expansion. Two spin-offs have been planned, with Shovel Knight Dig and Shovel Knight Pocket Dungeon both in the works, but fans might be curious about whether a direct sequel will ever follow.

Shovel Knight 2 has not been announced or confirmed, but a member of the game's development team believes it will happen. Speaking to Dualshockers, Yacht Club Games artist Sandy Gordon says that we have definitely not "seen the end of Shovel Knight."

Asked whether this means there will be a sequel, he says that he is "sure that’ll happen at some point: it’s something we talk about a lot.”

Gordon also says that the studio is looking forward to the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, although they're not ready to discuss any games they might be working on for these systems.

Shovel Knight sold exceptionally well on Switch, and considering the studio's retro focus, it's likely that the studio would want to continue working on games for Nintendo's portable system.

Yacht Club Games is working on an entirely new game now, the retro-style action game Cyber Shadow. A release date has not been confirmed for the title.

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