Yacht Club Games Has Delayed Shovel Knight: King Of Cards

And everything else.

Scratch the 9th of April release date from your calendars, as Yacht Club Games has revealed the next major update for Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove – comprised of Shovel Knight: King of Cards and Shovel Knight Showdown – has been delayed. This applies to the digital update, the physical editions and even extends to the amiibo three-pack.

In a post on its official website, Yacht Club Games said it estimated the delay would be several months, at most. The aim is to have the new games on the card for the upcoming physical launch and to ensure everything is released at once. This will require a little more time, as a result. A new release date will be announced when the developer is absolutely sure the game is ready to go.

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Rumour: PlatinumGames’ Scalebound Is Being Revived As a Nintendo Switch Exclusive

There be dragons?

Scalebound was an ambitious action title in development at PlatinumGames a few years back, and was intended to be an Xbox One exclusive. Helmed by the one and only Hideki Kamiya, it mixed fantasy with science fiction and was understandably on the ‘must have’ list of many a gamer.

However, in 2017, Microsoft pulled the plug on development and Scalebound appeared to be dead and buried. A game of this scope could only be developed with the financial assistance of a major publisher or platform holder, and although Microsoft renewed the Scalebound trademark, it lapsed when the company was unable to specify what application it would have following the game’s cancellation.

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Random: Unofficial Fortnite Event Underwhelms Crowds In UK City

“The sort of thing you see at a school fete.”.

T’is the season of failed festivals, although the latest on the list arguably isn’t quite on par with the high-profile Fyre fiasco.

An unofficial event – billed as ‘the Fortnite event of the year’ by the organisers and promising rock climbing, go karts, laser tag, plus the requisite dose of the most popular Battle Royale game on the planet – left many attendees unhappy due to long queues, poor planning and staff shortages. Stations to sit and play the free-to-play game were present and correct, but there weren’t nearly enough to satisfy the 2,500 fans who turned up to share their enthusiasm for battling royally.

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New Fan-Made Splatoon 2 Gear Coming In Japanese Mag CoroCoro

Competition-winning ‘Mecha’ set to appear in April.

CoroCoro, the Japanese manga magazine, will be offering some exclusive in-game Splatoon 2 gear to readers via a special download code with an upcoming issue. The ‘Mecha Gear’ is the result of a competition to design some new accessories for the online shooter, and as you can see from the pics, it’s a green and reptilian take on a mech suit.

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Feature: Meet The First Kid To Beat Zelda: Link’s Awakening

(In the west, at least).

The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening is one of the most beloved entries in the entire Zelda series, so it’s little surprise that the announcement that Nintendo is remaking it for the Switch caused such a stir. The 1993 original remains a masterclass in adventure game design, and we personally cannot wait to get our hands on the 2019 edition of this seminal title.

The news also got us thinking about a previous feature we ran which focused on Jeff Hansen, who was a Nintendo World Champion for the early part of the ’90s. The feature we ran – along with its accompanying short film – was in fact inspired by Zelda: Link’s Awakening; the whole reason we got in touch with Hansen was to speak to him about a press trip we’d read about in a dog-eared issue of EDGE magazine.

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