Shovel Knight Dig is a prequel, as Yacht Membership reveals the total timeline
Hey, it’s quite a bit much less complicated than the Zelda timeline(s)
Shovel Knight Dig is out this weekend, and proper on time, Yacht Membership Video games has swooped in to offer a little bit of context to this spinoff. Properly, prequel, really!
Talking to Nintendo Life, Yacht Membership Video games Advertising Supervisor Celia Schilling confirmed that Dig does certainly happen earlier than the occasions of each recreation/DLC:
“Story clever, Shovel Knight Dig is the primary recreation within the Shovel Knight collection. That makes it a prequel that takes place even earlier than Specter of Torment! You may keep in mind the intro line from the primary Shovel Knight recreation – ‘Way back, the lands have been untamed, and roamed by legendary adventurers.’ Properly, Dig takes you again to those good ‘ol days, when Shovel Knight and Protect Knight quested collectively, combating baddies and searching for treasure! We hope followers will probably be to play the occasions main as much as the unique saga.”
Technically, it goes Shovel Knight Dig, then the Specter of Torment flashbacks, then King of Playing cards, then Specter of Torment, Shovel Knight Showdown, Plague of Shadows, Shovel of Hope (the core unique launch), then Pocket Dungeon is formally a sequel, and the final recreation within the collection at current.
Schilling even goes into element in regards to the Hexcavators (the brand new crew/unhealthy man rogue’s gallery group), and why its chief (Drill Knight) wouldn’t wish to be a part of the Order of No Quarter: he’d see it as a downgrade. Additionally presently, Specter Knight remains to be in his non-Order type of Donovan, and different characters are off doing different issues earlier than they meet up for the occasions of Shovel of Hope.
It’s nice to see that after eight years and counting, Yacht Membership cares sufficient about this collection to dive into the trivia of character-specific lore. It’s an enormous purpose why I loved Shovel Knight Dig a lot, as that Hades method to slowly uncovering extra in regards to the recreation world was so clearly current.