The retro-inspired hero Shovel Knight is currently celebrating his 10th anniversary, and as part of this, developer and publisher Yacht Club Games held a special broadcast announcing a bunch of new projects.

Perhaps the highlight of the lot (apart from the announcement of a new game which will thrust Shovel Knight into an "entirely new dimension") was the reveal of Shovel Knight: Shovel of Hope DX - an enhanced edition of the original adventure that started it all.

It will come packed with 20 new playable characters, online multiplayer, a rewind and save state feature, cheats, and is apparently "coming soon". Outside of PC, console platforms haven't been confirmed just yet, but you can check out the trailer above.

"Simply put, this is the definitive edition of Shovel of Hope. It's also our way of preserving the game's historical functionality, ensuring these elements remain available for future generations of players. And with the new multiplayer features and other enhancements, we hope it includes everything on your wish list."

Along with this, Yacht Club has also shared the following Xbox-related announcements, updates and DLC news. Here's the full roundup:

Shovel Knight Dig Wicked Wishes Free DLC - Summer 2024

"The final free DLC pack for Shovel Knight Dig. It is chock-full of adventure, quests, new bosses & more! Shovel Knight Dig will also be coming to Xbox & PlayStation platforms. The game is 50% off on all participating platforms."

Mina the Hollower - TBD

"Yacht Club Games gave an update on their highly anticipated title. They announced that they are nearing the completion of the initial pass on all level content. As 'Mina the Hollower' has evolved, it has grown significantly larger than initially anticipated, incorporating an expansive overworld and more RPG elements. Expect a grand gameplay reveal in the near future."

A new Shovel Knight title is in development

"The Presents ended with a look to the horizon. The team official confirmed that a new Shovel Knight game is currently in development. “We're committed to crafting an experience that not only honors the Shovel Knight legacy but also pioneers groundbreaking, innovative gameplay mechanics. This isn't just another sequel - it's a bold new adventure that will launch Shovel Knight into an entirely new dimension of gaming.” They also revealed hints are strewn throughout their previous titles that give clues as to what might be in store for Shovel Knight next (Shovel Knight Dig, Shovel Knight Pocket Dungeon, and Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove.)"

Shovel Knight Pocket Dungeon Paradox Pack Free DLC - Summer 2024 (Windows)

"This free DLC pack features Mod Support (PC only), new playable characters, new stages, secrets, challenges, and more! The game is also 50% off on all participating platforms."

Shovel Knight will also receive new merchandise, live events, cameos, and more to celebrate 10 years:

"In this section, Yacht Club Games unveiled the following announcements:- Two new merchandise partnerships with Insert Coin and Sanshee-A new 10th anniversary Shovel Knight art book with Udon Entertainment-A super cool & limited T-Shirt drop on their merch store-Upcoming new merch releases with Fangamer and Symbiote Studios - A Shovel of Hope vinyl repress with legendary artists, Akira Kitamura (Creator of Mega Man) and Hitoshi Ariga (Illustrator for Mega Man & Pokemon) teaming up to create brand new cover art. - Live events in California with Requiem Cafe event (June 15th- 30th) and a Live Panel at Giant Robot (July 10th)-A world-wide Game Jam (Starts November 2024)- Cameo refeaturing with For Honor (July 18th), Brawlhalla (TBD), and Fall Guys Ultimate Knockout (June 26th)"

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