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Shovel Knight Dig is a prequel, as Yacht Club reveals the full timeline

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Shovel Knight Dig is out this weekend, and right on time, Yacht Club Games has swooped in to give a bit of context to this spinoff.

Well, prequel, actually! Speaking to Nintendo Life, Yacht Club Games Marketing Manager Celia Schilling confirmed that Dig does indeed take place before the events of every game/DLC: “Story wise, Shovel Knight Dig is the first game in the Shovel Knight series.

That makes it a prequel that takes place even before Specter of Torment! You might remember the intro line from the first Shovel Knight game – ‘Long ago, the lands were untamed, and roamed by legendary adventurers.’ Well, Dig takes you back to these good ‘ol days, when Shovel Knight and Shield Knight quested together, fighting baddies and seeking treasure!

We hope fans will be interested to play the events leading up to the original saga.” Technically, it goes Shovel Knight Dig, then the Specter of Torment flashbacks, then King of Cards, then Specter of Torment, Shovel Knight Showdown, Plague of Shadows, Shovel of Hope (the core original release), then Pocket Dungeon is officially a sequel, and the last game in the series at present.

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