Shovel Knight Dig roguelite spin-off screenshot of a sleeping dragon

Even though Yacht Club Games are currently hard at work on Mina the Hollower, an 8-bit tribute to action-adventure games of old, you'll be happy to hear that good ol' Shovel Knight has not been forgotten. However, instead of a brand new expansion, Yacht Club Games and Nitrome have partnered up to release a dungeon-digging roguelite spin-off!

The freshly unleashed Shovel Knight Dig brings with it a mixture of hand-crafted areas and randomized elements to help encourage multiple playthroughs, along with a very familiar gameplay formula that's focused around jumping, slashing, and unsurprisingly, digging! What all of this looks like in action, however, that you can check out through the launch trailer. Have a gander:

I haven't played it myself so take the following with a few grains of salt, but so far the Shovel Knight community seems to be quite divided on Shovel Knight Dig. Some say it's a great deal of fun that only gets better the more time you pour into it, while others feel it's both too clunky and too short to be worthy of its current 22,49€ price tag. The truth probably lies somewhere in the middle, so if you're looking to dive into Shovel Knight Dig it might be a good idea to check out a few gameplay videos first, just to make sure it's the type of game you'd truly enjoy.

You can also learn more about Shovel Knight Dig, as well as read some of the aforementioned player reviews, over at Steam. Have fun!

Shovel Knight action-roguelike spin-off screenshot showing off mushroom and worm enemies

Shovel Knight action-roguelike spin-off screenshot of a gigantic drill going through the level