Shovel Knight: Pocket Dungeon puzzles Nintendo Switch this winter

Shovel Knight: Pocket Dungeon Nintendo Switch release date winter 2021 2022 Yacht Club Games Vine

Alongside so many other high-profile indie announcements at the Nintendo Indie World Showcase today, developers Vine and Yacht Club Games showed up to announce that puzzle adventure Shovel Knight: Pocket Dungeon is coming to Nintendo Switch this winter. This game was originally announced in February 2020 but without any concrete platform information. Now we know for sure that Switch is on the docket.

Check out the official synopsis for Shovel Knight: Pocket Dungeon ahead of its Nintendo Switch release, as well as its new trailer:

With Puzzle Knight as your guide, fight foes, recover relics and battle bosses both new and familiar in this action-packed puzzle-adventure mashup. Group together enemies to unleash massive chain attacks, and grab keys, potions and treasure as you try to escape the mysterious Pocket Dungeon. Over 10 heroes will be available, each with their own special power and play style. You can even take on a friend head-to-head in local multiplayer mode.* As an exclusive feature for Nintendo Switch, Shovel Knight series amiibo can be used to call on a familiar fairy friend.

Clearly, Shovel Knight: Pocket Dungeon is not the traditional sidescrolling experience players are used to on Switch. It’s something new and fresh and hopefully really fun. But if you don’t care much for block puzzlers or anything resembling them, there’s always Axiom Verge 2, which launches today!

John Friscia
Head Copy Editor for Enthusiast Gaming, Managing Editor at The Escapist. I'm a writer who loves Super Nintendo and Japanese role-playing games to an impractical degree. I really miss living in South Korea. And I'm developing the game Boss Saga!