The makers of Shovel Knight, Yacht Club Games, is very chummy with Nintendo. Not only did its debut title do well on the disappointing Wii U, but it is also the first indie developer to have an amiibo dedicated to one of its characters. Naturally, when it comes to the future, Yacht Club Games is happy to continue developing games for Nintendo’s latest system, the Switch. In fact, according to Yacht Club Games, the Switch will be the company’s “main focus.”
If Switch is going to be its main focus, I’m sure its games will sell boatloads
Speaking with GamesIndustry, COO James Chan was reminiscing about Shovel Knight‘s success on both the Wii U and Switch. He stated:
It was so early that we benefited from people having nothing else to buy. We were lucky then, but we do still see that the Switch is a really good platform for us. It’s where gamers that speak our language are. It’s definitely going to be our main focus.
James, if your studio’s future games are anywhere near the level of perfection that is Shovel Knight, you’re going to make a killing.
Mr. Chan also talked about Shovel Knight‘s sales, which are now at 2.65 million across all platforms where it is available. A wonderful success story for a studio’s first game!
I adore Shovel Knight. I bought it on Wii U, my partner obtained it on 3DS, I procured the amiibo to unlock co-op, and I am eagerly anticipating the launch of the physical Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove. I’m looking forward to Yacht Club publishing Cyber Shadow, too. However, Shovel Knight Dig isn’t lighting my pants on fire.
Indie enthusiasts, do you agree with Yacht Club Games making Switch its “main focus?” Are you excited for the developer’s upcoming titles? Let us know in the comment field below!