Alongside so many other high-profile indie announcements at the Nintendo Indie World Showcase today, developers Vine and Yacht Club Games showed up to announce that puzzle adventure Shovel Knight: Pocket Dungeon is coming to Nintendo Switch this winter. This game was originally announced in February 2020 but without any concrete platform information. Now we know for sure that Switch is on the docket.
Check out the official synopsis for Shovel Knight: Pocket Dungeon ahead of its Nintendo Switch release, as well as its new trailer:
With Puzzle Knight as your guide, fight foes, recover relics and battle bosses both new and familiar in this action-packed puzzle-adventure mashup. Group together enemies to unleash massive chain attacks, and grab keys, potions and treasure as you try to escape the mysterious Pocket Dungeon. Over 10 heroes will be available, each with their own special power and play style. You can even take on a friend head-to-head in local multiplayer mode.* As an exclusive feature for Nintendo Switch, Shovel Knight series amiibo can be used to call on a familiar fairy friend.
Dig in with your favorite heroes from the Shovel Knight universe when the action-packed puzzle adventure mashup Shovel Knight Pocket Dungeon by @YachtClubGames drops onto #NintendoSwitch this holiday! #IndieWorld pic.twitter.com/e6DnfIRX8q
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) August 11, 2021
Clearly, Shovel Knight: Pocket Dungeon is not the traditional sidescrolling experience players are used to on Switch. It’s something new and fresh and hopefully really fun. But if you don’t care much for block puzzlers or anything resembling them, there’s always Axiom Verge 2, which launches today!