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  Yacht Club Games presents tons of news and a new game: Shovel Knight Pocket Dungeon
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LOS ANGELES, FEBRUARY 26, 2020 - Yacht Club Games announced today via its Presents video a brand new Shovel Knight game - Shovel Knight Pocket Dungeon. developed by VINE and Yacht Club Games, is a brand new action-packed puzzle adventure mashup. The team has also released a new story trailer for Cyber Shadow, which has been confirmed to come out this fall on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and Steam. Shovel Knight Dig also got some news with a reveal of the latest member of the Hexcavators- Hive Knight!  

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Delve with Shovel Knight into the depths of the Pocket Dungeon on an action-packed puzzle adventure mashup like none other!  Join your mysterious guide Puzzle Knight as you shovel through scads of foes, procure new equipment, and battle bosses both familiar and new. Explore a tale with endless twists and turns, quest as your favorite heroes, and even challenge a friend for fast-paced head-to-head competition in Shovel Knight Pocket Dungeon!  

Shovel Knight Pocket Dungeon is the third title made in collaboration with an external game development team, after Cyber Shadow and Shovel Knight Dig. “Working with Yacht Club has helped us to leverage resources we wouldn’t have access to otherwise, and helped get the game in front of more people. It’s fun to add to the mythos of Shovel Knight, too.”, says Russell Rafferty, developer behind VINE and creator of Pocket Dungeon.

At Yacht Club Games, the team is glad to be able to shine the spotlight on up-and-coming developers. “By working together with great devs on new Shovel Knight games, we get many different creative perspectives and cool new designs that push the boundaries of the Shovel Knight Universe! It’s been thrilling to see Pocket Dungeon progress, and we can’t wait to see where Shovel Knight goes next.” says Sean Velasco, designer at Yacht Club Games.

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Cyber Shadow by Aarne “MekaSkull” Hunziker is coming this fall on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and Steam. The game will be released as part of Xbox Game Pass for Console and PC.

In Cyber Shadow, the world has been taken over by synthetic lifeforms. A desperate plea for help sets Shadow on a journey to uncover what started the path to perpetual ruin. Slash through the techno hordes, leap past traps, and nimbly navigate the ruins of Mekacity.

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About Yacht Club Games

Yacht Club Games is an independent game developer from Los Angeles, CA started in 2013. The studio’s serious and solemn goal is to make really awesome original games that fuse modern and retro sensibilities, and they began that mission with the release of Shovel Knight: Shovel of Hope in 2014! Since then, Yacht Club Games has released two standalone titles (Plague of Shadows and Specter of Torment), and will round out the award-winning Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove saga with King of Cards and Shovel Knight Showdown. To date, the games in the Shovel Knight saga have sold over 2.5 million copies. Looking ahead, Yacht Club Games is also publishing three titles, the Ninja Action game Cyber Shadow, Shovel Knight Dig, made in partnership with Nitrome and Shovel Knight Pocket Dungeon developed by VINE.




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