Shovel Knight Delayed For A Few Weeks

by Isaac Federspiel on Mar 12, 2014 at 11:46 AM

Shovel Knight Developer Yacht Club revealed that it is delaying its release, according to a Kickstarter update. The 8-bit style platformer was initially supposed to release March 31, but will instead release a few weeks later.

The reason given by Yacht Club in the update was to “make sure it’s a world class experience, and can release on all platforms simultaneously.” Yacht Club also stated that it won’t announce a new release date until it is 100 percent certain the date can be met on Wii U, 3DS, and Steam.

In this final development push, Yacht Club is working on:

  • Finalizing dialogue and scripted events
  • Putting the finishing touches on level design for the later levels
  • Game balancing
  • Making sure the game runs smoothly on all platforms and testing for bugs

If you’re interested in how Shovel Knight plays, then you should check out our previous preview coverage. You can read through the other updates on Shovel Knight’s progress on its Kickstarter page.

[Source: Kickstarter]


Our Take
Shovel Knight looks like a promising game, and it's disappointing that it's being delayed – though it's hard to complain if it results in a better game down the line. At least this looks like a very brief delay that is probably in the best interest of those looking to pick up the game.